Review – Candy Train from Astraware (Pocket PC and Palm)

by Reads (7,877)

Piece of candy, go for a ride?

Overview:
Candy train is cute, simple to play, and has great sound and visual effects. Simply tapping the screen for game effects make the game easy and intuitive.

Candy Train for Palm Powered Handhelds and Pocket PC Devices is here.

This game is a superb conversion of the original web based game developed by PopCap, which puts players in control of their own Candy Train. By tapping on the squares on the touch screen of the PDA you join the pieces of the train track to help navigate the little train along on its journey. Along the way you collect candy themed bonuses but must watch out for the switching track and the danger of crashing into the edge of the scenery or running out of track.

 

 

Company info:
This is another great game from Astraware, who just won the PalmGear: Developer of the Year Award for showing the greatest understanding of Palm User needs, through product development, product updating and customer relations.

Sound Effects:
The sound fits wonderfully with the scenery, theme of the game, and adds a nice atmosphere to the game playing experience.

Graphics:
The graphics are clean, with good resolution, and wonderfully colorful

 

Control:
The game responds well and the procedure of simply tapping the screen for game effects make the game easy and intuitive.

Installation:
The installation was quick and easy.

Playback Environment:
Palm Tungsten C

Pros:
The game is easy to understand, has several options for preference setting and is a great game for younger kids.
It has several levels of challenge and offers great graphics and sound.
Quality overall game that we have come to expect from Astraware.

Cons:
You cannot save your game so you have to start over each new session.
It would be nice to have a change of scenery and sounds on each new level.
Currently there is no in game change, which makes the game a little bit monotonous.

Bottom Line:
Candy Train is fun, well thought through and definitely worth the price for younger kids.

Purchase Information:
Both Palm OSR and Pocket PC versions of Candy Train are available now, and are priced US$14.95 on our Handango site.

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