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Features & Use
Abduction! is an entertaining game starring a kidnapped cow that is dangerously addictive.
You find yourself inside a cow's body trying desperately to get to the next level while obtaining the highest number of points. Simultaneously, you have to collect as many gifts as possible along your way to the top. Usually the gift packages include extra points or time-limited features such as a bounce-boost for your cow that increases your jumping ability. Watch out for bad gifts, though. If you stumble upon a crumble gift, the platform you just jumped on disintegrates and disappears.
The safety net hidden in some of the gifts can be very helpful. If you have one under your belt your cow will be caught in case of a fall into the abyss. This gives you a vital second chance without having to start all over again. Should the cow somehow lose its footing and plunge into the deep, it will emit a shrill mooooh! You collect also extra points when a cow with an umbrella flies by.
To pause the game, simply touch the screen at any time.
Finally, the goal of the game is to reach the highest level with the most points.
- Medium (some platforms moving back and forth)
- Hard (more platforms moving back and fortth
- Infinite (same as hard except the game lasts forever)
- Evil Infinite (every platform is moving and the game lasts forever)
Funny sound effects and very intuitive controls make this game addictive and a ton of fun. Once you've started playing you can't seem to be able to put your Android phone away. This goes not only for me, but also for my friends and colleagues that were immediately possessed and didn't want to return my G1 back to me.
The game's developers regularly release news and info about the game's development on their blog. In the near future the game will be more extensive making the game experience even more fun. Here is the link to their blog: http://abductiongame.wordpress.com/
Screen & Controls
Abduction! uses the phone's motion sensors as its controls. Turn your phone to the left, the cow jumps to the left. Move your phone to the right, the cow does the same. The further you tilt it, the stronger the cow's jump is in that direction. On the whole the controls are very good and you can customize them in your options.
The screen is clear and the navigation is very simple. Abduction! has a cute 2D background. Little glitz, yet lots of fun. That's what this game's about.
Speed & Stability
Abduction! doesn't take long to load. After selecting your difficulty level, the game starts right away. Only downside: If you select a difficulty level higher than easy, some lagging may occur.
During the test the game was stable and never crashed.
Abduction! can be downloaded for free from the Android Market.
You can download Abduction! here (works only from an Android browser).