Stay Alight! for iOS review: All the right elements, but not enough info

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Installation and Setup: 8.0
  • Features and Support: 5.0
  • Interface: 8.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good Stay Alight! is a unique twist on Angry Birds type games, with good-looking graphics, excellent physics, and plenty of levels to challenge you.

The Bad With no introductions to anything, it's difficult to figure out what's going on, what the different bullet types do, and why you're building a puzzle.

The Bottom Line Despite the lack of information about several elements of the game, Stay Alight is pretty fun, with good-looking graphics, good audio, and realistic physics. With a little more info about the story and description of game elements, this could be very good game.

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Stay Alight! (iPhone|iPad) is a destruction game that is somewhat similar to Angry Birds, but in this game, you play as Mr. Bulb and it's your job to take out the monster microbes.

Instead of flinging objects like you would in Angry Birds, with this game you're shooting an energy projectile that bounces off walls. So to get the best trajectory and power, you'll need to both think about where your targets are and how the projectile will bounce through the level to hit as many monster microbes as possible. Like many games in this genre, you can get as high as a 3-star rating for each level, but it's unclear in my testing what determines the rating. I have used one shot to hit everything and I have used several shots to finish a level only to learn I got 3 stars for both.

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Where to Buy

Stay Alight HD (iOS)

Part Number: id621311331

$1.99

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  • Category Games
  • Compatibility iOS
About The Author

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.