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Isopod is a completely unique ball balance game with a twist: You control a roly poly pill bug, moving through real natural environments, battling real insect predators to progress through the game. Experience 24 amazingly weird insect critters from across the globe, each using its own authentic natural defense and attack behaviors. Good at balance games? This will be your greatest challenge. Scared of spiders? You might freak out!

Env1: Beetles will come to you if you can stay in one general area. Bumping the blue butterfly means you can go anywhere quickly without a problem but make sure you are not behind an ant line when the power runs out.

Env 2: Follow the yellow butterfly as much as possible, bump whenever you get a chance and free as many gladiators as you can in your enlarged and invulnerable state.

Env 3: Learning to bump twice is easy enough, but when multiple katydids are on screen a good strategy is to bump each one once, and then come back and bump again later, if you can move fast enough.

Env 4: When the millipede stops, get far away...the cyanide gas has an extended reach. Also, wait until a group of 8-10 fireflies appears all at once before bumping the female glowworm power up, that way you can free a bunch at once.

What’s New

Version 1.7

Pause added. Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
jwhicks727 ,

Well-Designed but HARD

This app is great from an educational perspective. Just through playing the game students will learn names of animals and how they interact with one another. Students that want to research or learn more have plenty of opportunities to do so. The app is beautifully designed and makes good use of the iPad's tilt feature to control the game, which is fun. However, the game is VERY challenging, and some students will be turned off right away by how hard it is. I think the goals for each level need to be lessened, or perhaps give some other advantage such as a small health bump from each saved beetle for example.

photogurrl ,

Enlightening entertainment for parents and children

I purchased this game for my 4th grade boy. He's had so much fun playing all of the different levels.

The graphics are amazing. The educational value of Isopod is top notch. Both my son and I have learned so much.

I've never had any issues with it crashing. I restart my iPad on a regular basis, and find it usually prevents crashing issues I've encountered with other applications (not this one).

Equate45 ,

Great game.

I bought the full version. The graphics are beautiful. I really have fun playing the game. I live in the Santa Cruz area
and this game makes me want to go check out the critters in the first part of the game. I showed this to my neighbor's kids
and I had make them stop playing (they were using my iPad) when I had to go. I think this is a great game and well done.
It is worth every penny.


Xylem and Phloem LLC
167.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Xylem and Phloem LLC, 2012
In-App Purchases
  1. Isopod: Teacher's Version $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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