I'll start off this quick review on a positive note - I flaming love this game! Available for just the BlackBerry Z10 at the time of writing this, Cliff Diving 3D is certainly not as easy as it looks. If you fancy a challenge, combined with rather nice graphics then this one will be for you.
From the home screen of the app you can view a tutorial which is worth checking out. Alternatively, there is also the option to see a demonstration and this will take you to a YouTube video where you can see the game in action.
As you would imagine, the concept of the game is pretty straight forward. You can choose to be either a male or female character and its then just a case of jumping from the cliff and performing the correct dive. Once you are ready to play the game you'll be given the information you need at the top of the screen. This will include the type of dive and whether you need to enter the water head or feet first. Also shown is the height of the board and how many jumps out of three you have made, as if you get it wrong three times in a row it's back to the start of the game.
Controlling your diver simple. Just tap the screen to start the jump and once in mid air you use the two tuck and pike tabs to summersault. It's tricky though - as you need to enter the water at a decent angle in order to score. As you complete each dive the board then gets higher as well as the dives becoming more complicated.
With realistic sound effects and stunning graphics the game really is a joy to play. One thing I like (even though it makes things a little harder) is that the camera angle changes with some dives - a nice touch by the dev.
Priced at £0.75/$0.99 Cliff Diving 3D is a worthy purchase if you ask me. It does take some practice to get the hang of things, but it's a load of fun. See if you can beat my high score of 1044?
Features of the game include:
- Beautiful 3D graphics!
- Fun pick-up-and-play gameplay. Easy to learn but hard to master.
- Forward and reverse dives and flips.
- Pike and tuck dive positions can be combined in a single dive for bonus points.
- Convincing and fun physics engine makes for unpredictable falls should you hit the rocks on the way down!
- Expert mode to wring out the highest scores for competitive players.