Bring Me Sandwiches!! iPhone Game Review – PocketGamer.co.uk
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Bring Me Sandwiches!! iPhone Game Review – PocketGamer.co.uk

December 12, 2019


The consistent stream of quality games from
Adult Swim is one of the App Store’s most welcome surprises. The channel has regularly
teamed up with smaller developers to produce quality examples of popular genres, laced
with a winning sense of humour. Bring Me Sandwiches!! continues this trend.
It tells the story of clueless fast food employee Jimmy Nugget, who is charged by the President
with fulfilling the culinary desires of a huge, hungry alien who has descended upon
Earth demanding to be fed. Each level begins with a specific request
and a slice of bread provided by one of the enormous extraterrestrial’s minions. It’s
your job to pile up as many items as you can to reach 100 per cent or more before returning
for the other slice that completes the sandwich. If you need to provide additional snacks,
you’ll be given another slice, whereupon you’re able to collect bigger items. At
first you’re picking up small fruits, burgers, burritos. By the end it’s fridges, cars,
and small buildings. You’ll often be given additional requests,
like three sandwiches containing a total of eight footballs, or a handful of green and
red chillies when your slobbering overlord fancies something spicier. There are, of course, obstacles to make things
difficult – touch a cactus and you’ll drop some of your towering load, while charging
gridiron players will also scatter several layers, forcing you to retrieve them. Platformers on iOS haven’t always fared well
in terms of controls, but the three options provided here all work well. You can slide your finger on the left side
of the screen to move left and right and tap the right side to jump, or tilt to guide Jimmy’s
lateral movement instead. Finally, there are the traditional on-screen buttons. Whichever control option you choose, they’re
all well-calibrated. Occasionally, the platforming can get a little finicky, though it never
requires pixel-perfect leaps and the acclimatisation period is relatively brief. Besides, sometimes
you can pick up a jetpack for double-jumps that make life easier. Each new level is unlocked merely by completing
the one before, but you’ll need to reach a certain target of golden slices of bread
to unlock the sixth on each chapter, which opens up bonus levels and the like. These are earned by reaching a certain points
tally, finishing within a given time limit, and finally for reaching the end without too
many spillages. The game moves on regardless of how many slices
you’ve earned, so you don’t need to worry about repeating levels to progress. It’s
a nice touch that allows casual players to get to the end while still dangling a carrot
for more committed players. There are also spaceship parts to collect
on each stage, though many are well-hidden and will require repeat visits to obtain.
Meanwhile, a food journal shows you how many different foodstuffs you’ve collected, with
silhouettes to give you a clue as to what’s missing. All this is brought to life with typical Adult
Swim polish, characterful visuals, and humour (just check out the puns on some of the level
titles), making this another easy recommendation for one of the most prolific publishers on
the App Store.

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