A Little Turbulence ($0.99) by With, LLC has you navigating a cloud through the unfriendly skies. It’s not easy being a tiny cloud. Anything bigger than you, including birds and airplanes can damage you.
Luckily, you can turn the tables on the big things by becoming bigger than them.
In this endless “runner,” the goal is to just last as long as you can and score as many points as possible. It has a similar feel to Turtle Fly, with dodging all sorts of aircraft while zipping through the sky.
Gather the clouds around you to increase in size. The larger you become, you’ll be able to destroy the obstacles smaller than you, which scores more points. Once you’ve collected enough clouds, you’ll go into Rage Mode. You become a raging tempest, capable of destroying anything in your path.
But act quickly. the effect wears off once the red coloring disappears from the word “rage.” The first impression this game gives is, “Hey, I’m in black and white!” The graphics and sound all make the game look as if it was made for the Nintendo Game Boy. It’s certainly a bold choice by the developer, but I think it works.
For example, I started the game without viewing the tutorial first. I had no idea what to do, but I immediately gathered that I should avoid the red objects (obstacles) and take the green ones (power ups). So I think the monochrome color certainly helps in that respect.
Plus, it’s a game about a cloud. The main character is either going to be white or black, so why shouldn’t everything else?
The game does become repetitive, especially the farther you advance. Larger and faster obstacles appear (fighter jets, hot air balloons, UFOs), which present more of a challenge, but the gameplay remains unchanged. For those used to endless runners, this may not be an issue. This is definitely a fun game and I would recommend it for those looking for a quirky game to play.