It is a through-and-through homage to the adventurous spirit and pixel art of the arcade games from the hey-days.
You simply control the safe passing of a variety of animals across a road brimming with infuriated drivers in order to boost your multiplier, and unlock an ever unfolding universe of illogical logic ranging from Justin Bieber through a +5 Machete all the way to the recipe for a very tasty rabbit stew...
Oh, by the way, you also control time.
What they said:
[...] it is one of the most unique experiences on any platform, and comes highly recommended for the iPad and iPhone.
But £1.49 [prize has been lowered even further] is a small price to pay for a game that most will happily fritter away an afternoon or two with.
Time Ducks may not be the finest iOS game of the year, but it’s easily one of the most memorable.
The clash of the superb sound with the comically naïve artwork - and a few genuinely funny lines - is enough to keep Time Ducks on the right side of twee indie whimsy. But of course, what matters is a moreish pot-pourri game design that mixes Braid's time manipulation in with Frogger, that ios game about landing planes and a gloriously illogical hierarchy of animal
-Eurogamer [Game of the week 2011-12-09]
Aside from the solid gameplay, Time Ducks is also brimming with personality. The tutorial is packed with humor and the pixel visuals are simple but eye catching. There are also tons of funny achievements and tiny bits interspersed through the game which will almost always
draw a chuckle. [...] it's actually one of the most fun and interesting line drawing games I've ever played. Definitely give it a look.
[...]the highscore table and note-perfect humour (which, just like the
pixel-art graphics and whimsical audio, strikes the perfect balance between faux-naivety and self-awareness) proves more than enough to keep you playing in the traffic.
"[...]so the brain will melt nicely."
"Contrary to associate with the kitsch look, pure logical game design."
-Exite Japan (Both quotes loosly translated)
Yes! - ★★★★★
by spencekarl - Version 1.2.3 - Jan 25, 2012
Great update... Love this game. So strange, so fast, so fun!
Honest, charming and fun - ★★★★★
by Norondor - Version 1.2.3 - Jan 26, 2012
Even before the addition of 12-minute challenge and the excellent
mindcraft mode this was one of the best uses of your app money.
Recently changed in this version:
- The competition is over.
- A salesman has moved into Gorkas Room
- You can now access the combo-table from the pause menu
- It is again possible to exit MindCraft's playmode.
- Time Ducks is finally out on Android!
- A peek inside the 4 train
- Gorka's room featuring Gorka
- New & improved collision detection
- A hidden door
- Death playing Yatsy versus Daniel Day-Lewis starring as Daniel Plainview
- Fixes for a couple of small issues you probably haven't noticed