Albert App Review – iTunes Free App of the Week

Posted on September 24, 2012 in Applications

albert app reviewAlbert App Review – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Application – 4 IV’s

  • “Incredible art style. Neat faux-3d effect. Great variety of mini-games.” – Gamezebo
  • “You’ll be charmed by his strange and beautiful world.” – Slide To Play

What is Albert?

Albert is this week’s free app of the week from iTunes.  It has a 4.5 star rating based on 620 ratings in iTunes and it’s located in the Games category.  It’s compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and requires iOS 5.0 or later.  The drawings in Albert are created by renowned french Illustrator Chloe Mazio which look stunning on the Retina display.  Albert also uses a special holographic effect for extra image immersion.  You’ll use your entire device when playing Albert including the multi-touch screen, microphone, speaker, accelerator, and speedometer.

What did you like about it?

At first glance, this looked like a game that was fit for kindergarten kinds, but don’t let the cardboard cutout graphics fool you.  This is truly a neat application that includes almost 1,000 cardboard cutouts that have been “sliced, glued, photographed and animated by hand.  Both kids and their parents love Albert.

The main goal is to follow Albert from sunup to sunrise doing various activities including travelling in a hot air balloon, blowing chewing-gum bubbles using your microphone, throwing soap into a bathtub while tilting your device and catching falling stars in the night sky.

Noted features on iTunes

  • 20 unique and paper-made levels
  • 24 hidden treasures to find throughout the levels
  • Unique and original graphic design and sound design
  • Kids, parents and geeks will love Albert
  • Accelerometre
  • Microphone
  • Multitouch
  • Game center
  • Multiple languages : French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, English and Chinese.
  • 4.5 stars on the App Store
  • Only for iOS

What didn’t you like about it?

Albert is uniquely strange and different from other games I’ve reviewed but I loved every moment of it.

Where can you get Albert?

You can download Albert for free from iTunes. Don’t forget, Albert goes back to regular price this Thursday morning so go there right away.

Review by D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Sam SchlamiHospital in Atlanta, Georgia

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