Acrobots is a mesmerizing, physics-based toy for your iPhone and iPad.
- Drag and toss these living bots across the screen.
- Watch them tumble and push off each other.
- Stack them together to form living structures.
- Shake your iPhone to watch the bots scatter.
- Customize scale, gravity, balance, stickiness, speed, and number of legs.
Restores iOS 8 compatibility.
Ratings and Reviews
Tickle your brain and relax
I find Acrobats mesmerizing. The little critters take on a life of their own. I like to slow them down with two or three legs and a medium amount of gravity. Then I zap the orange ones to suite my palette. Rotating your phone scrambles them up. It's more art than game and I love it.
The cute little guys are really playful and it relaxes my brain. I recommend adding a setting where you can make them stick to the ceiling and walls. Besides that I enjoy it! 5 stars. 😂😂😂
A Fun iPhone Toy
The main thing to keep in mind with Acrobats is this - it's not a game, per se, it's more of an iPhone based toy. Launch the app and five multicolored, three-appendaged... things.... pop up and immediately start bouncing around. They do their best to keep attached to each other, sticking together with their suction cup-like hands. Grab one and toss him around, and it'll bounce around, sticking to the other creatures as best as possible, or just tilt the phone and watch all of them fall downwards.
It sounds like a simple idea, but the amount of detail that goes into how they interact with each other is intriguing. A row of icons along the top of the window gives you a handful of options - add or subtract creatures, turn on the backlight (turning the background from black to blue, and making all of the creatures dark blue), and finally, one that allows you to tweak just how these little guys work, which makes this go from a "well, that's okay" 2 or 3 stars to a solid 4.
You can adjust the creature size. The strength of gravity. The amount of balance they've got. How sticky their hands are. How fast they move, etc, etc. Tweaking these adds a level of creativity to this that makes the app endearing and I've found it's an enjoyable diversion when I'm on the train and don't feel like playing a full-scale game.
All in all, a fun little toy for the iPhone. Can't say I'd spend more than a buck, but Vectorpark does some quality stuff, and this holds up.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.