Review Daddy Long Legs
Who knew it was so hard for spiders to walk?
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: tested on 21 Sep 2014 on
Good controls, simple but clean graphics
Very very hard
Daddy Long Legs for Android is a physics ragdoll game where the only goal is to make it a few feet without falling over. You play a daddy long legs with long spindly legs that cause the spider to fall over more often than not. You will be lucky to make it 10 feet after 20 tries or so. On the bottom of the level are measurements to show your progress. These measurements may taunt you and make you feel incredibly bad at the game, or perhaps serve as your way to brag to your friends about how good of a spider walker you are.
Daddy Long Legs reminds me of those flash games where you control Olympic runners but without all of the extra keys to control movement. You simply tap to move one leg, and then it alternates to the other leg. It sounds like simple timing, but you have to time it perfectly or the spider falls backward, forward, or does the splits. If you do it too fast, he falls forward, and if u do it too slow he can do the splits or fall backward. There’s a wide array of failing animations he can perform. You will get use to them if you don’t give up.
The graphics in the game are simple but neat. The spider is just simply black and spindly, and the background white. I like the whole minimalist feel of the game, and sometimes it just makes it that more frustrating that it is so hard to play. It feels like a simple game, but it really isn’t easy.
After making it a considerable distance, you gain the option to show the replay to your friends over Facebook.
Daddy Long Legs can be an addicting game if you don’t get too frustrated. Check it out if you like a challenge and rag doll motion.