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Quirky App Of The Day: Take A Trip Spinning In Your Wheel Through Forests, Clouds And Underground

January 13, 2014

SpinTrip (Free) by ablemagic is an adventure game with a strange mode of transportation. You roll around in a wheel. Getting around this way definitely poses some interesting challenges. Gravity is both a friend and foe. Ledges are a ridiculous obstacle, and there’s water and monsters to avoid. Luckily, you have “chibs,” which are just one of the unusual creatures you’ll find in this whimsical game.

These little creatures have special abilities. You roll over them to pick them up, and then they help you to use their abilities. You can float in water, saw through ice obstacles, or even walk up a wall. These abilities are limited. You can only use one chib for so long. However, there are often multiple chibs of the same ability throughout the level. You can see how many of each chib you have along the top of the screen.

There are also “gants” that have stolen the magical “shims.” The shims are magical orbs that you need to collect. They’re the whole reason why you’re having this adventure in the first place. In order to get them back, you have to fight off a gant.

What’s a gant? It’s a giant fur ball. You use the pink chib to blow bubbles at it until you deplete its health points. I don’t know what’s in those bubbles, but I’m going to guess that it’s a corrosive acid.

There are three worlds and 16 levels for you to explore. Canoo is like a strange ice and plant world. Groundedwoods lets you travel above and below ground. Dreamsky is up in the clouds. The worlds are all very colorful and bright.

As much as the story line sounds like it’s meant only for kids, the gameplay is pretty difficult. There’s no way to go back the way you came, you can control your speed, and you can get stuck if you haven’t found the right chib. Basically, adults can try their luck with the game as well as still be challenged.

Spin Trip is a universal app, and it’s available in the App Store for FREE!

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