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Save the duckies in Super Rub-A-Dub, a motion-controlled game that is simple to play.
[ Game Mechanics and Controls
Great distraction for babies and 10 to 15 minutes of a few quick games. There isn't anything that stands out as extremely weak or impressive. With relatively low expectations I thought the game is charming and $5 is a fair price to pay.
Game Mechanics and Controls
- Tilt controller to affect orientation of bath tub with water and duckies. The rubber ducky will move accordingly.
- Burst bubbles with little duckies and lead them to the exit drain. The level finishes when there are no more little duckies left in the tub.
- Quickly shake controller to jump/launch duckie or flip sharks.
- Simple and intuitive controls.
- Clear objectives and short time requirement, perfect for a few quick games.
- Relatively inexpensive, downloads and installs quickly. From the demo to being able to play the game the experience is very smooth and positive.
- Nice water ripple and splash effects. Not the most impressive but they add subtle hints to help players relate controls and the duck's actions.
- Motion control isn't terribly precise, and it is difficult to predict where the duck will land. Here lies what I think is a major problem for this game, that its difficulty is solely caused by the control scheme, kind of like Super Monkey Ball. But whereas Monkey Ball has a puzzle aspect that augments the game play, that extra something is missing in Super Rub-A-Dub. The ducks do not make as many annoying sounds though.
- Attempting to break high scores usually involves many retries without finishing a stage... missed the first duckie? Reset! Do this enough times and it is frustrating. This game is probably a lot more fun without a competitive mindset.
- Seeing world-wide high score is nice, but being able to download and see the technique will be even better.
- Something about seeing little duckies flushed down the drain is a little disturbing and entertaining at the same time.
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