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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

KMGR of "Tarzan and Mrs. Tarzan"

Tarzan of the Apes book coverImage via Wikipedia

Tarzan and Mrs. Tarzan is basically a platform jumper, and a badly designed one. A cartoonish Tarzan runs around the "jungle" (that doesn't even LOOK like a jungle, as the levels don't look like trees and such) doing "fetch". Avoid the bad things like man-eater plants (you can "cut" them first with your trusty knife) and also collect bugs around the area. There' are also hidden objects up in corners and such that you can locate for bonuses.

While all these sounds good, the actual implementation leaves a lot to be desired. There's this "automove" that's always on. Once you start moving in one direction, it's impossible to stop. This makes precision work very difficult, when you have to jump properly at the right place to reach higher levels. This simply prevents precision movement, and makes the game very frustrating.

What's more, this Tarzan is middle-aged, looks more like a mix between Fred from the Flintstones and Elvis than the loin-clothed hero that you though you knew, and is NAGGED by his wife to "find my stuff". How is this "Tarzan"-y at all?

Sorry, this doesn't look like a Tarzan game, doesn't feel like a Tarzan game, and is a lousy platform game with horrible controls. I don't claim to be good at platform games, but I've made it to the end of most platform games with a bit of persistence. This one, I can't even get past level 3 out of 10.

Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Looks cute, nicely animated
Cons: Don't look Tarzan, lousy controls

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