Posted August 27, 2008 1:08pm


3 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • SOUND: 3
  • CONTROL: 4
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 4
SUMMARY: Bounce the suicidal cows across the river to safety

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Cowabunga puts you in control of a floating piece of rubber that's miraculously managed to stay in between a cliff and a mountain side. For some reason, these loveable little cows have decided to jump off the cliff and into the water, ultimately ending their lives. But thanks to your floating piece of rubber, you'll be able to save all those little cows, unless you'd prefer not to?

There are two different control schemes for Cowabunga: Accelerometer and Touch. The touch method is by fart the easiest to start off with. It won't take you that long to get control of the game and how it works, nor will you have a problem lasting through multiple rounds this way. But learning the accelerometer is very different. It would almost be more fair if they gave you extra points for that method.

Not all cows will bounce across in one assist. So moving back and forth with the accelerometer can cause you to over shoot or loose the momentum that you need to the get back again for the newly launched Cow. It's one of those things that you'll have to try out more than a few times to get the feel for, but don't expect to master it even after a long time playing.

What's surprising is that this is actually a free game. It does have ads from other app developers on the new game screen, so hopefully that's allowing these guys to make some money on this really enjoyable game. Especially after seeing some of the junk that people have charged for so far on the App Store.