Developers Odasoft have created a clever little game that will test your finger-to-eye co-ordination. Set in a sorting office, Peter Packer needs to get his mail out on time, and it’s up to you to help him sort out his packages and it’s more difficult than you think.
As the different shaped parcels move along the two conveyor belts you need to swipe each parcel into the right direction as quickly as possible. There are three modes to test your finger swiping skills. Time Trial is exactly what you think, you have a minute to get as many packages into the right place as possible, it gets pretty frantic towards the end of the minute as multiple parcels are flying across the screen.
There is also Classic Mode, where you are given all the time you need and three lives to pack as many parcels and get as high a score as possible. The game utilises the ability to multiswipe, to throw two packages at a time to get combos and increase your score, though on the iPhone version I found it wasn’t always very accurate. The mode starts off slowly but gets faster and faster as you go on along, and you certainly get put to the test as the shapes get mixed up.
My favourite mode has to be Quest Mode, Peter Packer wants to ascend through the packing business by completing the different tests that are thrown your way. They range from scoring a certain amount of points in different amounts of time to getting every package into the wrong holes; the quests start to get really tough towards the end.
Despite the game being very simple the presentation is well thought out with graphics and sound that will appeal to all. There is a good mix of puzzles that will keep your little fingers entertained and the game will continue to challenge you. It maybe would have been nice to see an ultra simplistic mode for younger children, the basic sort shaping puzzles certainly would have kept my little man happy on train journeys though this doesn’t take away anything from the game itself.
There are two versions of the game, one for the iPhone costing 59p and an iPad version for £1.19.
MLG Rating: 6/10
Platform: iPhone/iPad Release Date: 16/06/2011
Disclosure: Midlife Gamer were provided a digital copy of Peter Packer for review purposes by the promoter. The title was reviewed over the course of one week on a iPhone 3GS. For more information on what our scores mean, plus details of our reviews policy, click here