Botanicula for iOS

By Amanita Design $4.99 Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 9, 2014

Botanicula challenges you to guide a band of five adorable tree creatures to safety as they try to save the last seed of their favorite tree. The tree has been overrun by parasites bent on destroying it, and they will do whatever it takes to finish off that last seed as well.

Pros

Great graphics: This game is beautiful, and it takes full advantage of the iPad's graphic capabilities as well as the possibilities of gameplay on the touchscreen. The world your characters inhabit is a bit mystical, and it's a place you'll be happy to spend some time. The visual experience alone makes the game worth playing.

Versatile group: The band of beings you control as you play the game generally move as one, but they also provide you with options to use them individually as well. In certain situations, you'll have to pick out one from the group to complete a solo mission.

Cons

No tutorial: There's no guide to help you get started before you begin playing and no hint options to help you out once you get started. You just have to figure out what you're supposed to do and how to do it on your own. This can be a bit frustrating at first, but the game also gradually increases the difficulty as you move forward, so you have time to get the hang of the mechanics before things get really complicated.

Bottom Line

Botanicula is a game that users of all experience levels can enjoy and appreciate as long as you're willing to jump right in and start playing without any initial guidance. It costs $4.99, there are no additional in-app purchases available, and it's well worth the investment.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.2

General

Date Added May 13, 2014
Version 1.0.2

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements iOS 4.3

Popularity

Total Downloads 63
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Botanicula is a humor-filled adventure game created by the makers of award-winning Machinarium, studio Amanita Design and Czech band DVA. Five friends, little tree creatures, set out on a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.