Sir Benfro’s Brilliant Balloon
By Explore and Create Limited
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**Selected by Apple in the App Store Best of 2012**
'An inventive, hypnotic diversion.' – Top Game: The Sunday Times
'It's not often a game is released that can truly claim to be art, but Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon deserves the title' – The Observer
'I can't get over how good the music and graphics are...a delightful experience.' - Touch Arcade
'Utterly unique' - App of the Day, Gizmodo
'A sweet-hearted, lyrical distraction where the journey is its own reward' - App of the Day, Eurogamer
'One of the most visually original and beautiful games I have ever seen, on any platform.' - VGChartz
Guide Sir Benfro and his brilliant balloon through fantastical new worlds filled with weird and wonderful creatures.
As a naturalist, scientist and explorer, Sir Benfro has made some of the most important discoveries of his generation. Without him we would have no idea that instead of laying eggs, the female Stingomp knits her offspring from the laces of old pairs of sneakers.
Fly Sir Benfro through beautiful new lands. Float into forests, across oceans and down into the centre of the Earth. But take care! You’re never far from bumping into the next bizarre beast.
Magical fireflies power Sir Benfro’s balloon. Fly as fast as you can to keep collecting the fireflies and reach the end of each adventure.
- A one touch game control that’s easy to pick up.
- 4 adventures: Yellow Leaves, Forest, Islands and Underground.
- Learn more about the creatures you’ve discovered in the Spotter’s Guide.
- A game for all ages. Three difficulty settings: Beginner, Brilliant and Bonkers.
What's New in Version 1.11
Update... I played this game when it first came out, after awhile I deleted it simply to clear space on my iPhone. As I was checking for upgrades this morning I ran across this gem of a game once again and decided to give it another whirl. I decided to change my initial rating of 4 stars to a 5 because the worst that can be said of this game is that it's too short and we'd like to see more! LoL I have yet to find anything in the app store as unique, trippy... or even "artsy."
I absolutely love the graphics and the music in this game.. Wow! This game is more of an art piece than an actual game to me at this point, hopefully the Dev's will add more levels to this very short game and perhaps make it a tad more challenging as well.... unless this game was intended for children in which case I'd have to say it's really good. As an adult though, I'd have to say that it feels as if the game isn't finished? Even as brilliant as the art work may be in this game it tends to get old really fast with the content being as short as it is. That being said, I still have to give this a four star rating for it's unique qualities. :-)
Don't get it.
I guess I just don't get it. It is nothing but an obstacle course. The graphics aren't that great and neither is the music. The game play is repetitious and simple and the game is short. The description misleads you to believe that you will actually do some exploring but that is not the case. Barely worth what I paid for it. Seeing all five star ratings and rave reviews makes me wonder just who is writing them,the programmers perhaps?update. Why is my review gone?
This is one of those apps where you know the developers weren't the only ones working one it. There were some very creative people involved in the artwork. The levels and sounds are nothing short of stunning. Beautiful!
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 16, 2013
- Version: 1.11
- Size: 151 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Explore and Create Limited
- © 2013 Tim Fishlock, Explore and Create, Tom Colvin
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.