Sure it is right in the middle of the week but I think it is time for a little fun. World of Goo is a game that I used to enjoy on the Mac a year or two ago when I got it as part of a bundle. A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to find that it is also available on the iPad.
In short, World of Goo consists of a number of different levels where you are building structures from different species of “Goo-balls” to guide as many of these balls into a pipe. It may not sound very difficult but consider the laws of physics and you have a challenging game, that is also truly fun to play.
Normally, games in the app store are of varying quality. World of Goo as I wrote, debuted on the Mac and PC platforms first and the game is essentially ported over to the iPad. Interestingly enough, having played it on both my Mac and my iPad, I would without hesitation say that the iPad experience is far superior. It is one of these games that are made for the touch interface. Building the structures with your finger just magically works.
The game offers a solid challenge. Some levels are naturally easier than others and some are very tough. The game developers have taken an interesting approach to levels however, giving you the option of skipping any level at any time, with no restriction on the amount of skipped levels. Should you get stuck, you can always move on and go back later. Personally, I applaud this approach as you may just have a harder time with a certain type of level.
To sum this up, I very much like World of Goo in many ways. The graphics are stellar along with perfect matching audio that rises to the occasion (grandeur, sadness) of the game. If you would like to spend some time having fun and challenging yourself just enough, World of Goo is the game to look at, and at $4.99, it is a no-brainer.