Ramp Champ for iPhone/iPod touch Review

Do you remember those skee ball games as a kid at the local carnivals and fairs? Iconfactory has shrunk that game down to your iPhone or iPod touch with Ramp Champ, bringing the nostalgia back to your favorite gaming device. At only $1.99, is it worth buying?

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Do you remember those skee ball games as a kid at the local carnivals and fairs? Iconfactory has shrunk that game down to your iPhone or iPod touch with Ramp Champ, bringing the nostalgia back to your favorite gaming device. At only $1.99, is it worth buying?

The Icon Garden theme is reminiscent of the icon garden displayed at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.

The Icon Garden theme is reminiscent of the icon garden displayed at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.

Instead of the normal skee ball game where you are challenged to roll a ball up a ramp and knock it into a series of circles with a different score, Ramp Champ has moving and dynamic targets for each “ramp”. Pre-loaded are four ramps: Clown Town, Breakwater Bay, Space Swarm, and Icon Garden. Clown Town has the traditional carnival theme, while Breakwater Bay is set underwater, Space Swarm is Space Invaders-esque, and Icon Garden pays homage to the former icon garden at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Redeem
Depending on how fast you flick the ramp, determines how far each ball you have goes and the direction determines where the ball is aimed at. Each target you hit adds up to a certain amount of tickets which can be used to redeem virtual prizes.

As I kid, I fondly remember these skee ball games, loading up my pockets with tickets and buying those cheesy toys which are probably collecting dust in the attic. By this point you must be thinking, “Why should I waste my time trying to rack up virtual tickets for stupid virtual prizes?”

That’s what I was thinking at first, however, Ramp Champ has been extremely addicting since the first flick. With each level being progressively harder than the first, it’s been harder and harder for me to set down my iPhone. The goals for each level also add an extra level of addiction (if that’s even possible).

If you manage to beat every single level, four add-on packs are sold by Iconfactory for $0.99 each and include two levels each (with six goals, new prizes, and new trophiwes).

Buy Ramp Champ from the iTunes App Store today for just $1.99. Trust me, it’s well worth it.

Pros

  • Highly addictive.
  • Add-on packs available.
  • Low cost.

Cons

  • None.

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