Whenever I look at the game, I can’t help but laugh. I mean, it’s a granny running, swinging, and jumping around, chasing after an apple thief.
“Granny Smith is a fast-paced racing platformer filled with spectacular crashes and amazing stunts. Jump, glide, swing and smash your way through 36 hand-crafted levels in three distinct settings. Just be sure to land on your feet!”
It doesn’t get better than that. Putting that aside though, the game really does have fantastic graphics and animations, and the physics in the game feel perfect as you play. The visual flare that caught my eye right away were the cool “vintage” replays once you’ve completed a level.
As far as controls are concerned, Granny Smith is as simple as it gets. You only have two buttons to worry about, with each being on opposite ends of the screen. No confusion, and no clutter, which let’s you see what you’re doing. One of the buttons is your jump button, which also flips you in the air if you leave it pressed down. The other grabs onto things objects, which allows for things like sliding down ropes.
When I mentioned above that it was funny watching the granny chase after the thief, I pretty much described the whole goal of the game. You race through each level, trying to find the apples that the their drops along the way. Of course, you are one kick-a$$ granny, so you’ll be jumping, swinging, smashing through walls.
You’re super granny, you can do it all. The gameplay stays as basic as the controls described above, but that’s fine, the game is still a lot of fun. As you get deeper into the game there are more things you can do, such as wall jumps and swings. The part that blew my mind though is that despite the premise of the game, you don’t actually after to get the apples to finish the level. Just cross the finish line and you’ll unlock the next level.
Granny Smith isn’t a very deep game, but if the AppStore has taught you anything is to not let this fool you. Just because it’s not a complex game doesn’t mean it’s not a great fun game, and Granny Smith is just another one of those cases. I was surprised by how fun this game was. I recommend you pick it up. 7/10