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Amazing Alex Walkthrough
Meet Amazing Alex
Rovio Mobile, the makers of the international mobile app franchise, Angry Birds, have decided to embark on expanding their gaming portfolio.
During the early part of 2012, Rovio purchased the rights to a game, called Casey's Contraptions from indie mobile app developers, Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut
Once the rights were secured, Rovio developers tweaked the graphics, repackaged the game as Amazing Alex and unleashed it in July 2012. It's understood that Amazing Alex has extremely large shoes to fill, but the game is completely different than its predecessor and will appeal to their core audience in a new way. Initial buzz for the game has been keen and it will be interesting to see how long this game can maintain its pace and how often Rovio will update the game, in conjunction with their other franchises.
How To Play Amazing Alex
The objective of Amazing Alex is to take random items you see lying around and create a pathway so that the different toys you have will make it to where they are supposed to be put away. In a nutshell, Amazing Alex can simply pick up his balls and toys and put them where they belong, but that's really not too "amazing".
You see, Alex is a tinkerer. He likes to build and go on adventures. Building an elaborate way for his toys to reach their proper destination is one of his favorite things to do. Now, because this is a physics-based game, gravity definitely plays a part in how each level works. This is a perfect game for parents to let their children play because it's a brain builder that focuses on critical thinking. These levels continue to get harder, as the game moves forward and being able to use geometrically shaped objects and gravity, to accomplish the goal, is every bit as usefull as a game of chess.
Amazing Alex starts off in The Classroom. Chapter 1 debuts with a total of 16 levels, which is light by their standards. The basic premise for these levels is to give you an introductory understanding of the app and introduce new gadgets and toys into the mix. You can expect to see benches, hampster tubes and textbooks.
Your toys will typically consist of a basketball, tennis ball, soccer ball, bowling ball or some other type of ball. The end game is to successfully nudge all of the toys into the clothes basket. Ideally, you want the balls to roll over all of the golden stars to achieve a 3-star ranking. You can get through each level with 1-star, but eventually, you will need to complete each stage with 3-stars to unlock the next chapter.
Chapter 2 gives us a change of scenery, as Amazing Alex goes to the backyard to build more contraptions. 32 individual levels of increasing difficulty are in The Backyard. Expect to see more books, some scissors, balloons and a cool magic 8 ball, as one of the newer toys. Creating open pathways for multiple toys to reach their destination will be the key. It's not as difficult to move one or two toys to their resting spot, but 3 or more toys becomes a bit more problematic. Several videos are shown below for tips and hints on how to get to the next level.
Alex's Bedroom is the third chapter in this ongoing saga. Alex must be the coolest kid on the block because some of his gadgets are top-notch, even by adults standards. You can expect to see some buckets, a robotic hand crank boxing glove and a host of other goodies at your disposal. Getting the green piggy bank safely to its resting spot is the name of the game for these 32 different levels. I've included a handful of videos below for you to consider, should you get stuck on your quest to complete the chapter.
The final chapter of Rovio's new launch, is The Treehouse. These levels are definitely more complex, but still a ton of fun to play. You'll see some textbook pyramids, empty boxes, piggy banks and a SLINGSHOT, as tools to achieve your success. As a bonus, there happens to be a few dolls that are used sporadically. Can you get through the Treehouse levels with the 3-stars on each stage? I've been trying all week with no luck. It might drive me crazy that I can't beat some of these levels, but you know a mobile app is solid when you don't mind not completing the level. It's still hours of fun enjoyment and a great way to kill off some time in the airport terminal, while you are waiting to board a flight.
Amazing Alex | iPhone - iPad - Droid
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