FreeYou wouldn’t think that making pancakes would make for much of a game. The just released iOS app Pancake The Game would beg to differ. The game is designed with one touch controls at its heart to create a quick action high score challenge. Many recent iOS games have proven popular with a simple arcade action style, and Pancake The Game definitely fits the trend. Your goal is to flip the pancake as many times as you can. All you have is one touch to move the frying pan upwards, and you keep trying to catch the pancake on the pan, so that you can flip again.
There’s a minimalistic design that includes a white backdrop for a dismembered arm, frying pan, pancake, and score. Every flip counts as one point, so you can get extra airtime to rack up a few flips with just one touch. The more time the pancake is in the air, the riskier it is, as it’s that much tougher to catch the pancake. What really makes Pancake – The Game shine is the physics engine to make such fluid pancakes that respond to the falling speed, rate of spin, and angle of impact so accurately. It’s a treat to interact with the physics engine at work, and it makes each successful flip that much more rewarding. Speaking of which, there’s also a drum beat each time you catch a pancake. The game does come with a word of warning, as it is very difficult, but it nails that “one more try” attitude. It’s best to aim for little flips, while trying to land the pancake with the frying pan pointed up, so the pancake slides back down a bit to be in proper position for the next flip.
Pancake The Game (Free, Universal) isn’t much more than a mini-game, but delivers a fun challenge that is made for touch that anyone can enjoy.