When you're dealing with iPhone games there's a great number of them that are centered around youngsters, and why shouldn't they be? They are the ones who put the most money in these companies' pockets. They're the key demographic, but with that comes a number of awfully made games that are too dull to play more than once. Then there's Joe Danger Infinity, a hyperactive, colorful, wonderful-looking racing game that is good to look at and a blast to play.
We follow around Joe Danger, a little action figure who comes to life. When he's out of his packaging it's time to hit the tiny plastic bikes as he races his way across a number of little obstacles in order to reach the finish line.
The functions of the game are very simple to understand between pressing once to jump, holding to make your character do tricks, and other maneuvers which you pick up quickly in little tutorials scattered throughout the game. You don't learn all of the moves all at once. Rather it's taught to you when the level asks for it, and it's given to you by a mole. I'm not sure how a mole fits in with a little toy universe, but you do get to change environments after awhile so it doesn't matter anyways. Yes, the game does change from one landscape to another after you reach a certain level and it's great to play through.
The graphics are some of the best I've seen in a kids iPhone game. There aren't any random glitches so you can consistently click on your character without there being any sort of hiccups happening, preventing you from achieving a perfect score. And there are a ton of items to grab as Joe Danger is speeding on through the screen. If you get your hands on a Gumball coin then you have the chance of obtaining a new character or some treasure. In a similar fashion to other competitive games like Angry Birds or Candy Crush, you want to try and obtain the highest score possible. The score board at the end of each round shows where you're ranked overall. After awhile you begin to get irritated and want to beat the guy who keeps getting the highest score on the board, or at least I do.
Like every kid's iPhone game there's always a catch, and when it's time to upgrade your bike you better have enough money saved up in the game or else you're going to have to start paying out of pocket. Now, the prices of the treasure isn't that bad, and in some cases you can get away without payment if you do well enough in the levels, but if you start racing through the game like I have then you will eventually fall into the in-app purchasing trap. Considering the fact that this is still enjoyable to the highest degree, it's a small price to pay.
Joe Danger Infinity is perhaps one of my favorite kids iPhone games that I've played so far. It's got a lot of action, a cute little score and some sweet graphics to boot.
App Store Link: Joe Danger Infinity for iPhone & iPad | By Hello Games Ltd | Price: $2.99 | Version: 1.0.5 | 91.2 MB | Rating: 9+