Cat Basket Review

Cat Basket Review

Feb 4, 2014

Cat Basket features a crazy cat lady with a basket riding on a giant cat. More cats plummet form the top of the screen. The object, unsurprisingly is to catch the cats in your basket. The more cats grabbed in a row, the higher the score multiplier climbs. Besides the rain of pink felines dogs also inexplicably fall from the sky. Catching a dog in the basket or allowing it to fall onto the cat below injuries your cat transport. Missing three dogs ends the game. To avoid this tapping and holding the screen flips the basket over and turns it into a spiked barrier. If the dogs fall on this they are spiked away . Of course while the basket is flipped cats can’t be caught.

Screenshot_2014-01-31-11-47-21Besides the rain of cats and dogs healing items that restore a life can be caught and another sparkly item that has a random effect. It might starts a super heavy rain of cats or it might unleash a torrent of dogs or just give an extra life, among other things.

That is Cat Basket, its gameplay is very basic and it’s a simple game for anyone to play.

I personally would not recommend Cat Basket to kids however as I feel the violence against animals portrayed in it could be a bit much for younger players.

Screenshot_2014-01-30-19-15-44It is worth mentioning that Cat Basket features no microtransactions of any kind. While this is very welcome it also means that the game lacks the drive to upgrade skills or items, a common theme in many casual games of this type. Without new items or upgrades to unlock and work towards Cat Basket loses a fair bit of long term appeal. The game just doesn’t take advantage of the possibilities of mobile gaming.

Cat Basket is certainly eye catching. The game is a cornucopia of bright colors and smooth animation. The game’s simple yet slick presentation makes it inviting.

The sound, while cute and all can get very annoying. In particular the constant high pitched mews as you catch cats can get irritating very fast. It would be great if there was an option to disable this. The hyperactive music gets the job done however.

Cat Basket is decent enough for a free game. While it won’t win any awards it is still a game with no microtransactions and competent gameplay.

Android Rundown Live Recap: TowerMadness 2, Dawn of the Plow High Score Chase, and Lots of Cats!

Android Rundown Live Recap: TowerMadness 2, Dawn of the Plow High Score Chase, and Lots of Cats!

Jan 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29th, was a busy day on the streams for us at Android Rundown. Check out all the interesting video below.

It wasn’t technically an Android Rundown stream, but over on 148Apps’ Twitch channel, I played cross-platform release TowerMadness 2 with Limbic Software’s Arash Keshmirian and got some juicy info on the game’s creation and strategies to master it. And I did it while playing the Android version, too. Don’t tell the iOS fans! Click here to watch the whole show or watch the highlights below:

The first level that proved to be a real hindrance was 1-7, Double Cross. After a few attempts, I got some helpful advice from Arash to try and topple the alien menace:

After beating a few challenging levels in a row, I was feeling confident, so Arash challenged me to tackle Invasion mode on level 1-9, Serpentine:

Over on the Android side of things, we did two streams on the Android Rundown Twitch channel on Wednesday.

After the developer of Dawn of the Plow taunted me on Twitter with his ridiculous high score, I decided to hop on Twitch to try and beat his high score. Watch my whole attempt here or watch the highlight of my attempts below:

Finally, I streamed a few releases of recent vintage, in alphabetical order. Watch the entire Bad Hotel, Cat Basket, and Double Dragon Trilogy stream here or watch the individual footage of each game below.

Bad Hotel: Protect a hotel from birds that carry bombs by building up new sections and armed defenses in a haphazard way that’s got to violate at least a few building codes, if not laws!

Cat Basket: The world’s foremost cat lady simulator. Catch cats while trying to knock away dogs, because forget dogs.

Double Dragon Trilogy: I decided to tackle Double Dragon 2 because I thought I knew it from back on the NES. I was dead wrong, as I died many times. On the easiest difficulty.

As always, follow us on Twitch to find out when we go live next!

Could Retro Dreamer’s Cat Basket be the World’s Leading Crazy Cat Lady Simulator?

Could Retro Dreamer’s Cat Basket be the World’s Leading Crazy Cat Lady Simulator?

Jan 10, 2014

The creators of Sneezies, Ice Cream Jump, and Velocispider are ringing in the new year by releasing a trailer for their upcoming Cat Basket, a casual arcade game about catching falling cats. And just cats. No dogs. The game’s coming “very soon,” so catch this trailer before you catch a cat.