Review: A Gay Dragon (iPhone)
Written By Matthew Sainsbury on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | 10:07
Whilst saving his prince, Melwin will encounter those who oppose his quest for love. The lady dragons, who lies dormant until you take the prince, and the princesses who will roam the level from the beginning. Encountering an enemy means you fail the level instantly.
However, Melwin is able to acquire items each level that will assist him on his journey. Collecting fire mints allow him to shoot fire, defeating any lady dragons. Collecting a pot of gold protects Melwin from the attacks of the princess. It doesn’t make much sense, but it works.
At the end of each level, you are scored on how you completed the level, given a rank out of three crowns. Levels are unlocked once you complete the previous level. The game has more than twenty levels, which should take you some time to complete.
Among a dashing prince, every level contains a treasure for you to collect and bring back to your lair, which is customizable. There is no purpose to this feature, as it doesn’t affect the main game’s gameplay at all but it’s a nice little bonus to shoot for. The menu is clunky, and doesn’t accept more than a few inputs at a time. The game also offers a first person view of your lair, but I was unable to see this in action. (Shame, my hot pink lounge room would have been quite the sight!)
The music is great, and it makes me laugh every time I launch the app. It’s lighthearted fun, though it does get stuck in your head quickly. The animation is good too, detailed enough to see the trees sway in the wind.
I had such a fun time with this. It’s a shame that the Lair doesn’t work that well, but the rest of the gameplay more than makes up for it.
- Sam M
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