Amazing Ants by Pocket Gems Publishing is a thinking game that involved physics, somewhat similar to Amazing Alex. Your job is to help these hungry ants bring fruit to their homes. You’ll do it all with these little guys! They fly on rocket sticks. They tunnel underground. They float in bubbles, and they even bounce off water sprinklers. This fun gaming app doesn’t get boring with all the unique levels! There are eight “sets”, which I think of as worlds. Each set has eight levels. You must pass every level to move onto the next. The same goes for sets. If you’re playing levels in set one, set two won’t be unlocked until set one is completed.
I figured out Amazing Ants’ gameplay fairly quickly. While traveling, ants will automatically pick up fruit in their path. Be sure to get all of the fruit or as much as you can. Your score depends on it. Tap on ants to make them jump. There’s a jumping meter on the top, right hand side of the screen, and it shows you how many jumps you have left. Each level is timed, and your time is part of your score. In addition to earning coins and being given a numbered score, you’re also scored with one, two or three stars. The levels are very short, but sometimes you’ll have to play them 15 times to figure out how to get that last piece of fruit! There are hints if you get stuck, but use them wisely. When you run out, you’re out. However, they are available for purchase in the store. Before I start any level, I always look for the exit sign to see where I want to end up. Even though the ants are constantly moving forward on their own, you can control them with jumps. Amazing Ants makes you think and try many times before you get it! It’s certainly a challenge! Are you up for it?
iTunes lists Amazing Ants’ features as such:
- Groovy Ants and Fantastic Scenery
- Fun Physics and Challenging Puzzles
- 99 Levels, Mini Games, and Bonus Stages spread across 8 Sets
- Challenge your friends on Game Center with 93 Achievement Levels! – Rockin’ Music
- Collect Peppermints to unlock Cool Ants in Rainbow Colors
- Rich in-game animation
- Beautiful High Definition (HD) Retina Display Support
- Works on iPod Touch and iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S, and 5!
- Works on iPad 2 and iPad3