|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
Yes, that is right…the title of the application is A Falling Sand Game (which for some reason I find funny! :)) This port is brought to us by ZodTTD…who also brought us psx4iphone, quake4iphone, genesis4iPhone, snes4iphone…etc. A Falling Sand Game is similar to EvolutionRGB (one of Doug’s absolute favorite games!) which we had in firmware 1.1.4.
So, like EvolutionRGB, the object of the “game” is to manipulate the environment. When the app opens, you can begin by selecting Let The Sand Fall. This will bring you to the main play screen where you see a few options. The little icons represent particles…such as, water, fire, sand, oil, plant, dirt…etc. Each particle responds differently with the rest for example, fire burns plants but water puts out fire. Once you select a particle, just drag your finger on the screen to drag that particle. You can also adjust the size of the particle using the slider bar.
Below the icons, you will see a Menu option. Here you are able to select particle types. When you select them, they are added to the main play screen however, only the most recent six will display on the play screen. So, when you select one it will add the icon to the right and remove the icon farthest to the left on the play screen.
In the menu you also are able to choose from a list of Actions. These include things like, Emit Oil, Emit Water, Freeze Time, Clear Screen…etc. When you select an action, it will cause that action to take place on your play screen. Any “Emit” actions will cause that particle to constantly flow from the top of the screen. If you select Emit Salt, it will begin a constant stream of salt falling from the top of the screen. To stop the Emit action, you have to go back into the Menu and turn it off.
The final option in the Menu is Options which allows you to choose to have a fall-thru bottom on your play screen and to change your play screen to portrait or landscape.
Overall, this app is not EvolutionRGB…but, ZodTTD did develop this app by hand…which I totally give him props for!! If you are into these type of games…it is definitely worth checking out! You can get it via the ZodTTD source.