Game Review: Naked Wing
Naked Wing (Quick Connect Co., Ltd) is a very, very simple platforming game. You play the role of a recently-deceased chicken whose time has apparently not yet come. You are sent back from the feathered pearly gates to some kind of poultry purgatory.
This netherworld takes the form of a giant, never-ending vat of fryer oil. The platforms are various food components floating in said oil; everything from whole potatoes to loaves of bread. The idea is to to tilt your device left and right to maneuver your chicken across these floating foodstuffs. You receive 1 point for every one you touch. The goal is to score as many points as possible by touching as many food items as possible. Your game ends when you either:
- Touch the hot oil between these small food islands,
- Touch the intermittent hot oil geysers that erupt from time to time,
- Are whacked or impaled by various giant kitchen utensils that drop down from the sky as you cross this fried-food apocalypse.
And that’s about it for game play. Once you make contact with any of the above, your point total is shown on a game-over screen and you are given the options of starting over or going back to the main menu.
Of course, there are certain power-ups available, such as as protective bubble that gives you 2nd chances upon contact with the bad stuff, and what I can describe as “SPICY-AGGREGATING TURBO BOOST”, where upon inhaling a chili pepper icon you blast forward, collecting all available points in your wake. When this pepper boosts ends, you continue on your way as before, just with about 30-40 points quickly added to your score.
The immediate feeling I had upon playing this game is that it feels like you’re in an endless loop of a Bowser’s-castle level in Super Mario Bros. For my 5-year old, this game looks like a winner; for an adult, it is a fun little platformer but loses steam quickly. Though given it’s free for the taking, it will reside in my device for the time being until my 5-year old loses interest.