Yam Yam: Puzzle Guardians by shazad yousaf icon

Yam Yam: Puzzle Guardians ($0.99) by shazad yousaf is a game that’s about cute and innocent creatures who are being attacked by the evil Darklings.

The Lifelings were having a good time in Yam Yam Forest, until the Darklings showed up and ruined everything. If the Lifelings don’t get home before it’s too late, the Darklings will catch them. Help them get home by fixing their broken paths.

Yes, this is another game with a completely random concept based on strange, yet cute creatures. Does the gameplay help it stand out?

Yam Yam: Puzzle Guardians by shazad yousaf screenshot

At first, the gameplay doesn’t seem very original. You have to flick berries at the platforms the Lifelings are standing on. The berries grow to fill gaps in their paths, so the Lifelings can continue on their way home. It’s actually more complicated because you’re on a moving elephant while you’re trying to save the Lifelings. The berries you throw have to match the color of the Lifeling or they won’t grow and fill the gaps.

To begin with, getting the Lifelings home is easy, but it does get more difficult as you progress. You only get a limited number of berries, so if you miss too frequently, you won’t be able to save the Lifelings. The controls could have been better as it’s quite difficult to throw the berries accurately. There is an “easy-flick” mode, but it didn’t make much of a difference.

Helping the Lifelings get home is fun, but this game started to feel repetitive and I didn’t feel the urge to continue playing. The power-ups might motivate you to keep saving Lifelings, as you need to earn seeds before you can unlock them. You can earn the seeds by saving Lifelings, or you can buy 100 of them for $0.99.

The power-ups include rainbow berries and monster bombs. The rainbow berries can be used to fix paths of any color and the bombs are used to instantly destroy Darklings.

Yam Yam: Puzzle Guardians by shazad yousaf screenshot

Overall, this isn’t a bad game, but it’s not one I’d recommend. It’s just not special enough to stand out and isn’t as addictive as some of the other games in the App Store.

You can get Yam Yam: Puzzle Guardians for both the iPhone and iPad for $0.99 in the App Store.