Review Clown College
Bathe clowns in the barrel of water
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 07 Jul 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Clown College is a very fun arcade game for Windows Phone in which you will find entertaining clowns’ workouts before the show under the big top. The main objective of the game is that you have to bathe all clowns in a barrel of water. To do this you will have to break the iron chains in time and use other auxiliary elements. The gameplay of this game will necessarily remind you of Om Nom, and we could call Clown College the analogue of the Cut The Rope, but the fact is that the clowns appeared much earlier than the green candy hound.
GameplayAt first, everything is pretty simple: break the chain by a sliding motion and make a clown roll down on inclined board. Then you will need to prepare the playing field before or directly at the try-out of these merry fellows. The preparations mean the opening of various hatches, installing ramps in the right position, and much more. The most complex part of the gameplay is that after some time the clowns will grow in number and they will distinguish in color.
The targets on the barrels with water will be also of the appropriate color and, of course, you should dip the blue clown in the barrel with a blue target and the green one in the barrel with a green target. It is important in the gameplay not to confuse clowns with weights which play the role of balances, for example, on a long pole. To confuse one with the other is very simple because even clowns being suspended on a chain, look like huge balls. In addition to the poles on the playing field there will soon appear trampolines, cannons, hats of magicians standing for portals, and other things making the gameplay even more interesting. You will have to think hard what chains you can break at first and what in the last.
Game featuresIn general, the game is fairly predictable, however in some moments you start to doubt that with those actions expected of us we can achieve the goal. That's because the physics are implemented on a high level in the game, and in some cases clowns perform tasks literally on the brink of failure. Most often, you won’t be able to manage to directly hit clowns in the barrels. At first they will strike the barrel’s rim several times and only then fall into the water. The truth is that these moments make you a little nervous. They occur so often that we start to think that the developers have designed this kind of the gameplay specially for us not cutting loose.
ResumeThe graphics in the game are cartoonish and of good quality despite the fact that the game was being created at a time when the platform of Windows Phone 7.5. was barely developed. The soundtrack consist mostly of the music that accompanies the majority of the circus performances.