June 17th, 2009 | By Mike Gnade
Caspian Prince: 10
Bumps is a cute little action puzzle game in the manner of Eets and World of Goo. It combines stylish graphics and appropriate sounds in a perfectly presented package. The basic game involves simply initially positioning creatures on the screen via drag and drop and then clicking “Go!”, letting gravity and the rest of physics do the rest.
The puzzles start off incredibly easy, and ramp up very linearly, introducing new features regularly and making for a good solid bit of entertainment without too much serious brain taxing.
I suspect Bumps is aimed at younger players which will make it a tough sell for Utopian Games, but it’s worth taking a look at just to have a bit of light fun. Overall, a must see.
The premise of Bumps is simple: drag your bumps (cute colored balls with eyes) around the level and then click go. From here the physics system takes over and your bumps roll, bounce, and traverse the platforms of the level in a realistic manner. If you set up the scene correctly, your bumps will collect the level’s keys, which unlock cages of your captured friends. Bumps is intuitive, fast-paced, full of personality, challenging, and rewarding. These qualities combine into one of the most enjoyable puzzle games I’ve played in quite some time.
Bumps is a casual physics puzzle game. Bumps are colorful balls that bounce around and collect keys. The game is similar to Eets in that you setup a level and then click play to see the results. The gameplay is a little simplistic for my tastes, but the presentation, graphics, sound and music are all done very nicely and professionally. It’s definitely a demo worth trying, but it left me a little short of wanting to buy the game. The demo leaves you with an excellent first impression even if the full game features look sparse. This will surely be a hit with younger players.
I really enjoyed this game. Utopian Games’ Bumps is stylish, clean and fun to play. I would actually buy this physics game. The goal is to save all these cute little orbs from space aliens by setting up your catalyst bump and “bumping” other orbs to collect keys and accomplish goals. No issues with downloading or running the game. The graphics and style were great and well within the vein of newer indie styles. The puzzles were enough to keep my interest and I would like to play more. I give it a 10.