Ever wonder what those squishy tentacles on a squid are for? Well apparently, they're a pretty great way to get rid of irritating bugs from a walruses back, and as we all know, a happy walrus releases bubbles that help a squid to float. If all of that sounds nonsensical to you, welcome to the delightfully strange world of Pop Squishy for iOS.
This is a platform game in which you play as Squishy, an eye-wateringly adorable pink squid with the uncanny ability to jump, bounce and float through the air to perform the noble task of squishing bugs in order to cheer-up a series of rather obese-looking walruses, while avoiding spikes and collecting golden jellyfish. Once collected, these jellies can be fed to a narwhal, who then takes you to the next stage.
Given such a bizarre premise for a platformer, it's no surprise that controlling Squishy is also a little unconventional; with no visible controls on the screen, this is a game that feels quite different to anything you've played before, but once you get used to moving around, Pop Squishy reveals itself as an exceptionally fun and challenging game.
Graphically, it's clear a lot of care and attention has gone into making Pop Squishy pleasing to the eye, with smooth character animations, brightly colored backdrops and genuinely some of the cutest visuals we've ever seen. It's so obscenely cute, that on first impression you might think it's just for kids, but there's enough challenge here to satisfy adults too.
There are 40 levels on offer, each requiring a different approach to the various traps and hazards, making this a game that will keep you occupied with many hours of bouncing and squishing around like a gelatinous pink blob.
Pop Squishy is a hugely entertaining game that is guaranteed to raise a smile and keep you coming back for more, and at only $0.99 it's an absolute must-play.
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/1084/pop-squishy