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Features & Use
Papa Stacker Lite is bright and colorfully designed and makes you itchy to start playing. The goal of the game is to stack different objects (such as balls, triangles or cubes that come in different sizes) one on top of another in order to construct a tower that has to remain upright for at least 10 seconds. If something falls from the tower before all the pieces have been used up you have to start the level all over again.
I have to admit that at first I thought this game was a bit one-sided and thus boring, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it becomes more and more interesting the higher up you get in levels. I’m really enjoying it.
Screen & Controls
Papa Stacker Lite is without a doubt one of the most colorful Android games I’ve come across. Even the main menu – composed of Play Game, Favourite, Level Editor, and Turorial – is psychedelically bright and happy, a concept which runs through the game’s entire background aesthetic.
The game’s instructions are in English and the Tutorial is very easy to follow.
You can do different settings under Favourites or Level Editor. Once you’ve tried everything out you can begin by pressing Play Game. The different levels are divided into Easy, Medium, Tricky, and Hard. You have to fight your way through nine to ten levels in every section.
The pieces that you will have to use next to build the tower are displayed in the upper half of the screen. There are already a few pieces placed in front of the happy looking background, pieces which will constitute the foundation of your tower. If you tap at any given place in the sky the next piece will drop down—if you’re lucky it will land directly on one of the pieces that’s already there. Then you have to pile one piece on top of the next until they’ve all been used up. The tower has to withstand toppling over for ten seconds at least. If you succeed you can move on to the next level.
It may take you one or two tries till you get the gist of it, but once you’ve treaded the water a bit I bet you’ll enjoy this little game. I think it’s worth checking out this app: the gameplay is pretty straightforward and simple but interesting nonetheless.
Speed & Stability
I didn’t encounter anything negative regarding speed or stability worth mentioning. The app ran very smoothly.
Papa Stacker Lite can be downloaded for free from the Market.