Well Gu morning to you! What? No I don’t mean Good, I mean Gu. Yeah….what? The title itself already had me confused when I first came across this game, but it seems, as you read on, that the theme of confusion seems to be very apparent in this game.
So this game is frustrating, at least to me. As best as I can describe it, this game can best be described as if Tetris, Lemmings, and Bomberman were all rolled into one game. Still with me? Good. Your goal in Gu Morning is to guide our little chick to the head rooster who sits in various heights on the stage. Sound easy enough?
The chick is basically your lemming. It will fall of ledges if you don’t block him. Then comes the Tetris part of the game. As the chick mindlessly goes about moving in any direction it can, Tetris-style blocks fall from the sky. Your goal? Try to move and rotate these blocks so that eventually you can construct some sort of stairwell to the head rooster. It should be known that the chick can only scale blocks that are one block high, if they go any higher, the chick will turn around and walk the other direction until it hits another obstacle. So what to do now?? Here comes the Bomberman part of the game. In addition to blocks falling from the sky, bombs also fall from the sky at random moments. These can also be moved and either be exploded by a tap of the screen or wait until it hits a surface taking out a couple blocks in the process. Oh but be careful! As you can just as easily blow up the chick or squish him with the blocks!
Here is where I am frustrated. While it all sounds easy enough at first, it can easily drive you to insanity at any given moment in a level. The blocks you receive from the sky appear at random, so to construct a feasible staircase is difficult. To go along with that, the bombs also appear at random, so don’t expect to get a bomb when you absolutely need it. So while you may think that you can just wait around for the appropriate blocks or bombs you need, there is also a TIME LIMIT that works against you. Take too long and it’s game over for you. Also, being that you need to use your finger to move the blocks and bombs, I constantly found it hard to position them correctly because my finger was blocking what I was doing. In addition to that, remember how I said that you use your finger to tap the screen to either rotate the blocks or blow up the bombs? Many, many times I ACCIDENTALLY rotated my block or blew up my bomb prematurely. Again…frustrating.
Now after that rant, you would assume that I think this game is awful. Well I don’t think that….that much.. I applaud the developers in trying to create a new puzzle game that isn’t like Angry Birds. And of course it’s just possible I just suck at this game. I was never any good at Tetris or Dr. Mario. There are six different “worlds” with about ten levels in each “world”. So there are plenty of levels to play through.
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However, in the end, I just find that there are WAY too many faults for a mobile game that should be a little more user friendly. In my opinion, Gu Morning is a game with an identity crisis. It’s not sure what it wants to be and that leads to confusion and chaos. Plus I still don’t know what a “Gu” is.
* The product in this article was sent to us by the developer/company for review.
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