So, you know what I’ve never done before? Purchased a game for my iPhone! I have some games on there, but I’m a HUGE cheapskate. And while I’ve purchased a couple of apps (iCam lets me spy on the house when I’m not home, how can I NOT have that?) all of my games thus far have been free ones, thanks to things like AppMiner, which was basically created for cheapskates such as myself.
However, the other day my boyfriend linked me to this little preview of Grimm for the iPhone and I HAD to download this game immediately.
I mean, you’ve been to Amalthea’s Attic, no? You MUST be aware of my undying love for the works of Edward Gorey, correct? Because this game is like a paper doll version of an Edward Gorey story. Beautiful and charming and mysterious. It makes a girl want to wear large Kentucky Derby type hats and carry a parasol about. It’s a very Mario Bros. type playing situation, left to right scrolling, jumping on the heads of the bad guys, shooting babies into the air. Well, ok, maybe not that last part, but you get the idea. It uses both touch screen buttons (only two, don’t be afraid!) and motion control, as well as a couple of gestures for controls, but it’s pretty simple overall. I’ll admit, I haven’t played very far into it. I accidentally dropped my baby down a well and then I thought “you know, I really should get these press releases written,” so I went back to my day job, but, on the whole, I can easily see this entertaining me while waiting in a doctor’s office or in line at the bank. Even if you’re not a gamer, it’s just so very pretty, I can’t say that it’s not worth the .99. In fact, the only other .99 I’d EVER say you should spend on a game is the ever amusing “I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1” on xbox 360. That game, while nowhere near as pretty as Grimm, has THE catchiest theme song of any .99 cent game on the planet. Ever.
I dare you to play this game and then keep that song out of your shower. I triple dog dare you.