Murl the Squirrel
| Murl the Squirrel
Murl the Squirrel isn't quite what we've come to expect from Ravenous Games. It's not as sharp-edged as the League of Evil series, and not as silly as the likes of Random Heroes.
It's a pretty by-the-book endless jumper that sees you firing the titular squirrel from cannon to cannon. You need to avoid spiky red bombs, collect acorns, and get as high as you can.
There are a few neat ideas here and there, and it's certainly not unenjoyable, but it doesn't have the sparkle we've come to expect from Ravenous.Red or grey?
After being berated by some flying squirrels, Murl takes it upon himself to learn to fly. He does this by clambering in some cannons at a circus.
It's your job to fire Murl from cannon to cannon, tapping on the screen to send him lurching through the air.
Most of the cannons move in one way or another. Some sway gently from side to side, others follow set paths, twisting behind obstacles before popping back out to let you safely bounce into them.
There are cannons with short fuses that will blast you out when a ticking clock runs down, and cannons with arrows that will fire you out in a set direction as soon as you land.
There are, in short, an awful lot of cannons.
It's fun, occasionally frantic, and you can spend the acorns you collect on new hats for Murl. Because nothing looks better than a squirrel in a hat.Bushy tailed
But there's not much else to see after you've played for about 15 minutes. The gameplay is reasonably sharp, but there are a lot of repeated combinations of cannons that make things feel a little samey.Murl the Squirrel is fun, but if you were expecting a uniquely Ravenous take on the endless jumping genre then you're probably going to be a little disappointed.