Ben 10 Alien Locator ($1.99) by Turner EMEA is a new UK iPhone game based off Cartoon Network’s hit show, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien. The game itself is a rapid-fire matching game where players eliminate Ben’s aliens to clear the screen. The game is quick and easy to learn and has a very high replay value.
It begins with a screen filled of alien icons each in a circle. On the right side of the screen, and image of an alien is displayed. Players must click on all the aliens that match the one displayed to eliminate them. Once they have been removed, a new image is displayed, and the process continues.
Ben 10 Alien Locator quickly becomes challenging. The faster you complete the levels, the higher your score is. The upbeat music adds to the sense of urgency so players are engrossed into the game.
It takes a while to get the hang of tapping multiple aliens quickly. As they smash, more aliens drop down so it is easy to hit the wrong alien. This adds a bit more challenge. Eventually players clear the screen and complete the level. Their score is totaled and they can write their name into the high scores. This app does not have GameCenter or OpenFeint integration at this time.
Every five levels there is a small clip of the Ben 10 logo played and new alien images are introduced into the mix. Additional colored tabs are also added.
I like how simple this app is. It is very easy for anyone to pickup and play. Kids will have no problem learning the controls. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys Ben 10, and anyone who is looking for a quick, easy, and addictive game for their iPhone.