Sea Stars Review
Did you play Tiny Wings and Jetpack Joyride but wish they took place underwater and starred a dolphin? If the answer is yes, then Sea Stars is the game made for you. For everyone else, this is still a great game that anyone with access to the App Store needs to download.
Now, I am not exaggerating when I say that Sea Stars is very similar to those two games. With Sea Stars, your dolphin buddy will swim along the water just below the sealine and it is up to you to move him up and down. You do this by holding your finger on the screen to make him dive and then releasing to have him rise and then eventually jump out of the water. So, if you couldn’t tell, the control scheme is a direct copy of Tiny Wings. Much like Tiny Wings though, it is fun. This basic control scheme is something I am definitely a fan of and it works quite well in Sea Stars.
As you move your dolphin along the level, you will collect coins and power-ups while dodging evil jellyfish. The way this is done is really a direct copy to the way Jetpack Joyride plays. If you don’t believe me, just wait until you get the squid power-up that gives you jetpack-like abilities. While Sea Stars does include a few power-ups and enemies that help to slightly differentiate it from Jetpack Joyride but if you played Sea Stars after, you’ll get lots of deja vu. Luckily, the way the gameplay is done is extremely fun and you’ll lose yourself in the game for hours.
The final area that Sea Stars becomes similar to Jetpack Joyride is in the way you purchase items and the progression system. I honestly thought I was playing Jetpack Joyride every time the game told me I had completed a task because it works the exact same way. That same feeling occurred in the store because it is layed out the exact same way.
Even though Sea Stars feels way too similar to other great iOS games, it is still worth a download. The gameplay works, it is fun, and playing as a dolphin is always a great experience. I just wish there was a little more originality.