Very often, when the kids are getting ready for bed, the TV is put on a random channel and more often than not, there is a “Celebrity” edition of a programme on. Now it may be that I am just getting old but I spend most of the programme in a state of confusion as to who these people actually are. The knowledge of who Helen Flanagan or Terry Kiely is may come in useful one day. I’m just not sure when. I also know that it is not going to help me in Celebrity Face Mash either.
Celebrity Face Mash pretty much sums up the entire app. The app takes two celebrities which are linked via the professional genre such as Music, Film, Sport or TV and mashes parts of their faces together. Your task is to then work out which two celebrities form the composition on your screen.
For those that are truly stuck there is a hints system which gives you three hints per celebrity. These range from the unhelpful “Born in October 1961 in Watford” to the – equally unhelpful to me – “Appeared with his band on X Factor”. Each of these clues cost the cost you one hint, whilst revealing both celebrities instantly will cost you four hints.
As with all games of this ilk, additional hints can either be earned by correctly guessing celebrities or by making an in app purchase of either 20, 50 or 100 hints at a cost of £0.69, £1.49 and £1.99 respectively. 200 celebrities in and I have still not had a requirement to actually make a purchase.
The one aspect missing from Celebrity Face Mash is its social media integration and the ability to ask your friends for assistance in guessing the celebrities. Celebrity Face Mash could have easily taken the integration from Logo Quiz or 4 Pics One Word and although it is not something I use very often in those games; it is very apparent that it isn’t here in this game.
With 240 celebrities included in its initial release there is little chance of the winner of I’m a Celebrity Strictly Dancing on Ice being mashed with The Mastercooks Apprentice’s Got Talent runner-up but that’s not to say some of these mash-ups are not challenging and I have passed the phone to my good lady on a few occasions to find out who is in the picture – Harry Styles and Carly Rae Jepsen anyone?
Overall Celebrity Face Mash is great for wasting 10 or 15 minutes whilst doing other things and has a just one more picture appeal to it just don’t come to me when you get stuck.
MLG Rating: 6/10 Platform: iOS / Android Release Date: 21/05/2013
Disclosure: Midlife Gamer were provided a digital copy of Celebrity Face Mash for review purposes. The title was reviewed over the course of 3 days on an iPhone 5. For more information on what our scores mean, plus details of our reviews policy, click here.