Published on April 3rd, 2018 | by Neil Jordan0
Greetings & Salutations Everyone!
We just crossed that epic threshold from winter to spring and although the specter of winter still looms, spring is slowly starting to creep up on us. The time of year when you walk outside and the air is just cool enough to breathe but not so much that your lungs freeze and the sun actually starts to feel warm on your skull. Perhaps it ironic timing, that today’s mobile game for your consideration follows a theme based on mainstay of this time of year … landscaping. At least if your not me. I rent an apartment and I don’t own a lawn mower so i’m good. The rest of you folks though? Oh who am I kidding? Ha! We’re taking about a game here. Keep reading, you’ll see what I mean.
‘Mowy Lawn’ is the latest from developers Mobile Heroes and was released by PlayStack London Ltd. The premise is pretty much how it sounds. You run around with a lawnmower and mow lawns gathering cash and gold coins while trying to avoid various obstacles including dogs, birds, and sheep amongst others. Here’s a major kicker though, you can only turn right and you must stay within the confines of the designated yard or else you will fall (did I mention each yard floats in the air at an undesignated height?).
As you earn credits and gold coins you can gradually upgrade your lawnmower or go all out and buy faster super-up models as well as your blade spinners. There at least 55 levels to keep you entertained for minutes or even hours depending on how much time you want to devote to the game. The game free-to-play with an in-game store where you can purchase double fuel, extra credits and gold coins.
The game has been described as ‘cute’ in other reviews I’ve found for the game. I don’t know if i’d go THAT far. The game does remind me of ‘MineCraft’ graphics-wise. For some reason, the old arcade game DIG-DUG also came to mind as I was playing ‘Mowy Lawn’. The only remotely negative thing I had to say about the game is that the controls took a bit getting used to. Being you could only turn right, you have to keep tapping until get the lawnmower to go in the right direction and if you tap one too many times you have to start the sequence all over again. After two or three rounds of the game though, you start to get used to it. I’d recommend it as a good starter game for kids but the ‘right turn only’ function might start to frustrate them after a while. Most definitely an interesting move on the part of the game’s creators. I’d give the game a 4 out of 5 star rating. The game requires iOS 10 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The game is about 331.9 MBs in size so i’d recommend it for devices 32GIGs capacity or above. For now, it’s going to stay on my tablet.