Use your magic to lead citizens to safety
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 23 Apr 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Quality sound, neat graphics, interesting levels, interesting plot
Unbalanced difficulty, monotonous game play, animation is a bit laggy
Kiwanuka for Android is an interesting and odd little game. You are the leader and savior of a tribe of beings. Your job, is to lead them to freedom and safety with your magic staff.
Kiwanuka takes place suspended in time and space. You are the tiny leader with a magic staff that shoots lightening, makes bridges and guides your people to safety. The game environment is mostly static but can scroll to the left and right, as well as up and down. Basically, your job is to figure out how to lead a group of your people from the start of the maze to the end, traversing drops, gaps and obstacles.
The controls take some getting used to but are very easy. Touch the magic staff and drag your finger upwards to unleash lightening; let go, and a cluster of citizens climb atop each other to create a chain. Then slide your finger across the stack of people to drop and move them so they form a bridge that everyone can cross to safety.
As the levels progress, you really need to think and strategize to get everyone to the magic pyramid, where they all enter and disappear safely. The game is intriguing, though perhaps one dimensional. But I think the unique premise should keep players interested in continuing.
Kiwanuka has very nice graphics and sound, but it all feels a bit distant in presentation. Most all the graphics and animations are a bit far away to truly be enjoyed. However, it’s unique and original, so high marks for that.