Snappy app: Catasplat

GERARD CAMPBELL
Last updated 05:31 28/08/2012
Catasplat V2

ONOMATOPOEIA: Screencap of the Catasplat app game.

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Made by a one-man-band developer by the name of Dominic Rogers, Catasplat has that Angry Birds feel about it that makes it just the thing for short pick-up-and-play sessions.

The game tasks players with plopping jelly-like creatures, called splats, on to an air-powered catapult (using the touch and drag technique) then trying to score as many points as possible by flinging said splat at a large target. Another splat is dragged on to a jump pad, providing the jumping power. You can adjust the angle of the catapult by tapping an icon of a pump on the left of the screen and adjust the power of the splat's jump using a big red "Go" button on the right.

Get enough points and you move to the next level. A few splats were sacrificed until I'd got the catapult angles right but after a bit they were being splattered all over the targets.

It's clear Catasplat takes some inspiration from Rovio's smash mobile hit Angry Birds and it's a fun first effort from Rogers.

It might not hold your attention for extended periods but with 126 levels, all offering varying degrees of difficulty and providing splats of varying weights, there's plenty of splatting for when you've got a few minutes to spare.

Catasplat V2 (iOS, $1.29)

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