Saving Private Sheep tells the story of a flock of sheep left to fend for themselves when their beloved shepherd went to serve in the war. Without their protector, they find themselves fighting their own war against their sworn enemies, the wolves, some of which are literally in sheep’s clothing. After some time (that is, after 80 puzzle levels), the war between sheep and wolves end, with the wooly grazers emerging as victors. But following the defeat of the hungry wolves, another group of canines threaten to disturb the sheep’s peaceful life. It’s the foxes’ turn to wreak havoc in Saving Private Sheep 2.
Saving Private Sheep consists of a series of puzzles in which your objective is to blow up objects in order to transport the sheep safely to dry land and away from the wolves’ mouths. Its sequel’s mechanics are quite different. With the change in bad guys comes a change in gameplay. In Saving Private Sheep 2, the foxes have kidnapped some of the sheep, and your objective now is to rescue your captured friends by firing hedgehogs at their captors, from one sheep’s slingshot to the next, working your way around various obstacles. For some reason, the foxes seem to be really scared of hedgehogs, just as elephants are said to be afraid of mice. Watch the teaser trailer, featuring a hedgehog ready to be shot through the air by General Sheepard, below.
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Saving Private Sheep 2 is a universal game, and its graphics have been duly optimized for the new iPad’s Retina display. It has 66 levels of varying difficulty, and it also comes with a custom level editor. Saving Private Sheep 2 is due for dispatch in the App Store on April 19.