[UPDATE: Not having an android device anymore I haven’t been able to go back to this, a comment I got ages ago suggests that not only was there things I didn’t work out but there may of been an update too]
PEACH BLOOD (yes, its all caps) is an adventure game for Android created by Lard Games where you play as a creature known as a vember eating smaller vembers while escaping the larger ones and whatever obstacles there are.
It was obvious looking at the main menu that this game was quite minimalistic in graphics and possibly even gameplay, can’t say it’s entirely a bad thing but honestly its almost the 3D equivalent of ‘retro styled’ aka starting to get over used by indie devs.
Excluding the microtransactions button for coins and the one that removes ads which I’ll ignore (for now) there are 6 buttons in the menu. The ? re-shows you a small static tutorial, the speaker is just a sound toggle, 3rd option is a character select, the F is connection to Facebook and finally the podium and the cup are for highscores and achievements respectively.
Getting into gameplay it was quite simple to control and the graphics and music were alright. I did have a feeling why some people said the controls were clunky though, for some reason the smaller ones seemed to have far better manoeuvrability than you and the game its almost impossible to escape the big vember once you get into a certain range.
All you really had to do was run around eating the constantly spawning stuff so you wouldn’t think it would be that hard. There are some extra challenges in there though, mushrooms seem to give random effects and travel from each floating island means you can easily walk off (which the other vember do a lot).
After playing for a while I found out something I wasn’t really a fan of, if you didn’t eat vember like crazy at all times you’d start to shrink and do that even once and you’ll basically have a whole island of things that can kill you. There has been even a few times were I shrunk right in front of something I would of eaten and died. There is also no real indication od how long until tou shrink other than a pink effect when you’re running out.
What I found the most strange though was each vember was worth 1 point no matter what the size was, you’d think it would scale so the mushroom power up that makes you temporarily get bigger would seem worth getting. It makes me wonder if you could exploit it in some way but sadly the game isn’t the sort you can keep playing over and over.
Overall its an ok game and possibly worth a try but nothing special, the ad doesn’t really do anything so I never bothered to look at costs of anything. Its probably dumb but you can play without them.