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Wide Sky for iOS

By Marcus Eckert Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 26, 2014

Wide Sky is a fun and engrossing game that gives you the opportunity to train your hedgehog and accomplish missions together. Using ropes and assorted special powers, your hedgehog can ascend to the highest levels in the Wide Sky as long as you can master the techniques for controlling him.

To begin playing this game, you'll have to pick how you'd like to control your hedgehog, either by touching the screen or by tilting the device you're playing on. The game tells you that the touch option is best for beginners, but we found it easier to control the hedgehog by tilting during testing. Regardless of the method you choose, however, you'll then move to a screen where you can decide whether you'd like a quick or detailed tutorial to get you used to the controls and objectives of the game. The detailed tutorial is quite helpful and also funny, with commentary across the bottom of the screen that you can advance by tapping it as you read. To play the game, you have to get your hedgehog up into the air, and then help him swing from cloud to cloud using his rope. Your score is calculated in an obscure way by taking the number of points you accumulate and multiplying it by your score factor, which is variable and displayed in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

The graphics in this game are high-quality and interesting, and the controls work well. The tutorial feature is excellent and really helps you get a feel for the game. If you're looking for a new challenge, this app costs $0.99, and it's well worth it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.35

new: iPad support, iCloud syncing (iOS 6), small improvements, tiny bugs squashed previously: much better tilt or touch controls, better guide


Release July 6, 2013
Date Added July 6, 2013
Version 1.35

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 4.3 or later.


Total Downloads 52
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Developer's Description

For a marine mammal, the hedgehog spends a disconcerting amount of time on land. What do they want, what are they up to?

Hedgehogs are troubled spirits, and yet, they never fail to entertain the masses with their acrobatic feats. Many people don't know, however, that hedgehogs aren't born this way. Hedgehogs need to be trained and molded into the tiny, fiscally responsible acrobats we know and love.

That's where you come in.

Train your hedgehog in more than 40 challenges and keep his cunning mind from veering. We will give you a sensible amount of ropes (11) and 6 special powers, like the ability to deploy a parachute, control the wind or summon a vortex. Your challenges will change with the nature of those powers.

So, crash those orbs as fast as you can, collect those stars and keep track of your performance with built-in stats. We will even let you tweak the rope physics, because we're not just accomplished scientists, we're also human.

You might encounter detailed animation along the way. But don't fall for it. It's designed to fool you into empathy.

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