Whale Trail

Whale Trail

This is one whale who isn’t made of fail

Whale Trail is a similar proposition to the barrage of distance attack games that are out there on iTunes today. You know the type; run, fly or drive to the right for as far as possible while simultaneously collecting power ups until you hit a wall or fall into a pit. Whale Trail is the same, except that it stands out from the pack by delivering a distinct, charming art style and incredibly slick gameplay.

Holding a finger down on the touchscreen causes Willow the whale to fly into the sky, hovering above the clouds and avioding the clutches of an evil shadow beast. Let go of the screen, and he dips down. While Willow keeps on flying to the right, you will need to collect rainbow bubbles to keep him flying, while dodging electric storm clouds in order to avoid losing power. Lose all your power or fail to get enough bubbles, and Willow gets tired and falls to his doom. Simple enough then.

The music and art style is reminiscent of some trippy Sixties hippie fantasy, as Willow flies past smiling mountains wearing moustaches, and a host of bizarre creatures spit out bubbles for Willow to collect. It’s so utterly charming and infectiously addictive that you can’t help but fall for its simple one-touch premise.  With a ton of power-ups and achievements to discover, Whale Trail is a steal for the price.

Rated 5 out of 5

Infectious, sickeningly charming and intuitive enough that anyone can enjoy it.


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