World of Oil for iOS sounds like World of Goo, looks like Feed Me Oil, plays like Pipe Mania
Feed Me Goo
When action game Darksiders came to home consoles last year, it was dismissed by some as derivative of Zelda and God of War. Of course, only a fool would dismiss a game on the grounds that it's similar to two great games, and those who shunned Darksiders for this reason missed out on a solid romp.
World of Oil, a new iOS game from developer Lemico Soft, is not like Darksiders. It's not like Darksiders at all. While it ostensibly – and blatantly – steals from both World of Goo and Feed Me Oil in terms of its presentation (see below), for its gameplay it borrows from a different game altogether: Pipe Mania.
Let's break that down.
World of Goo is a hugely successful indie game which was a hit on PC and Wii before coming to iPad last year. It took a Pocket Gamer Gold and won in the iPad Game of the Year category in the Pocket Gamer Awards 2011.
Feed Me Oil is a popular physics puzzler published by EA-owned iOS hit factory Chillingo. It took a Pocket Gamer Bronze and reached the top of the App Store Paid charts.
Pipe Mania is a forgettable puzzle game from 1989.
World of Oil looks like two good games and plays like one boring game. Assuming it hasn't been pulled for passing off by the time this story goes live it's available now as a free app (though you'll have to pay 59p to unlock the whole thing.)
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