Looks Like Retro Atari
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 20 May 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE)
One-finger controls, addictive mechanics
Needs A New Twist, bores you really quickly
Timberman for Android is definitely a throwback to my old Atari days. The graphics are very simple and look like 16bit, or maybe even 8bit, for the nerds out there who know what that means. The game play is very classic with a solid retro feel.
Timberman's game play is right to the point. You're a lumberjack in the woods chopping down trees. Hit the left or right side of the screen to chop on the respective sides. Why does that matter? Because as you chop this tree out, one wedge at a time, the branches get lower and lower, and can hit you in the head. So you need ot alternate which side you chop on, lest you get crushed by a lowering branch.
Whap-whap-whap goes the lumberjack as this seemingly endless tree gets lower and lower. It's definitely a little schizophrenic to keep pounding away at this tree and jumping form one side of it to the next. But it's fun enough and the ticking clock amps up the anxiety. Naturally, there's upgrades and alternate lumberjacks. I'm saving up to play as Jason, or my personal fave spoof, Mr. Tree (who looks like Mr. T, I pity the fool!)
ResumeTimberman is fun enough, for a little while. But it begs the question: if a tree falls in a virtual forest, does it make a sound online? I have no clue, but it's kinda fun hammering away at these endless trees. Sure go ahead, chop down some towering Redwoods. It's not like they won't grow back in a few hundred years. What's a couple centuries when there's fun to be had? If you didn't have ADD before, this game will help get you there.