[Review] Original Paper Toss

Discussion in 'iTunes App Store Reviews' started by Ryuzaki, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Ryuzaki

    Ryuzaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,316
    Likes Received:
    1
    Device:
    iPhone 5 (Black)

    Please Register or Log in to view images


    Name: Paper Toss
    Price: Free!
    Category: Games
    Version: 1.1
    Size: 5.5MB
    Developer: Backflip Studios
    iTunes Link: Get it here!
    Online Verison?: Yes, here.
    Compatibility: iPhone(All Models), iPod Touch(All Models)



    Summary:
    Paper Toss is a simple, fun, and addicting game for the iPod Touch/iPhone that's free in the AppStore.
    The point of the game is to get the ball inside of the trash can as many times as you can in a row. Like basketball with a paper ball.
    Easy right? Wrong..

    Game-play:
    When the game begins you are given three options:

    Please Register or Log in to view images


    1. Easy - About a few feet.
    2. Medium - About twice the size of Easy's length
    3. Hard - About twice the size of Medium's length.
    After you select a level the game-play itself is fairly simple and basic. Flick the paper ball in the direction of the trashcan.
    But.. There is a slight twist. There is a fan blowing at different, random speeds every time you shoot the paper ball.
    Therefore in order to condensate for the wind you have to shoot the ball almost in the opposite direction of the way the fan is blowing to get inside the trashcan.
    Don't go to far though. You have co-workers that won't be afraid to tell you off. One even mentions another game I reviewed by the same Developer.

    Please Register or Log in to view images


    As you move from Easy to Medium and Medium to Hard the fan plays a larger roll heaver effecting the balls sway in the wind.
    This makes for a interesting game, something not to easy, but not to hard.
    Also if you want to match your score up online with other people from around the world there is an option to do that as well.

    -Game Play Video-

    Please Register or Log in to view images


    Sounds:
    The game does not have any BGM(Background music) but does have a few nice sounds effects that makes it sound like a real office with a phone ringing and staplers clicking. There is a toggle in the main menu turning sounds on and off. Also if you enter the game with music playing from your music player it turns off the ringing of the phones and other background noise off automatically. But leaves the sound of the paper ball going into the trash can noise.

    Graphics:
    Pretty good graphics in the game, as realistic as you can get when you're viewing an office right?
    Has nice little things in the office like the Windows XP wallpaper on the computers. Little plants here and there.
    Not bad.

    Overall:

    Paper Toss is a great time killer and fun pick up and play game.
    There also is a new version called Paper Toss: World Tour for those who feel they need to toss paper in other countries.
    World Tour is $0.99 in the App Store and the link is here.
    Really though. I think this is enough. Plus it's free.

    Please Register or Log in to view images



    Rating:
    Game-Play: 4/5. Basic, Challenging enough. Fun.
    Sounds: 3/5. Good. Kinda buggy if you want to start playing music mid-app though.
    Graphics: 4/5. Vivid. Makes a office look good.
    Overall: 3.6/5. Great free application. One of my must haves.

    3.6 rounds up to...

    Please Register or Log in to view images


    4 Red Stars!

    Please Register or Log in to view images

    This game has been Redview'd
    Check out my other ones.

    Attached Files:

  2. €p1c

    €p1c New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    iPhone 3GS (White)
    Pretty good review. I'll have to look for that next time I'm in the AppStore.

    My advice would be to take out the video...it distracts people from actually reading your review. After readers watch the video, they're already going to know what this app does, and they're not going to want to finish reading what you've written.
  3. Ryuzaki

    Ryuzaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,316
    Likes Received:
    1
    Device:
    iPhone 5 (Black)
    You make a very good point. Thank you.
    I'll put it at the end. :3
  4. David.

    David. Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,565
    Likes Received:
    1
    Device:
    4G iPod touch
    You say it is free in the beginning but in the Overall section you say it is 99 cents.. please clarify..
  5. Ryuzaki

    Ryuzaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,316
    Likes Received:
    1
    Device:
    iPhone 5 (Black)
    Talking about the world tour version.
  6. David.

    David. Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,565
    Likes Received:
    1
    Device:
    4G iPod touch
    sorry wasskimming..
  7. Ryuzaki

    Ryuzaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,316
    Likes Received:
    1
    Device:
    iPhone 5 (Black)
    Np. xD
  8. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,975
    Likes Received:
    30
    Device:
    iPhone 4 (Black)
    Nice little review. I spotted a few spelling mistakes though...
  9. Ryuzaki

    Ryuzaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,316
    Likes Received:
    1
    Device:
    iPhone 5 (Black)
    Mmm. I'll go back and try to fix em.
    Thanks Stud. :]

Share This Page