Play a game and read a book at the same time with My Friend Spooner Windows Phone game which mixes the storyline of a comic book with a platform video game. My Friend Spooner was made by Monkube, the world’s Nr 1 'Game & Comic Fusion’ mobile videogame studio. Graphics are nicely drawn up.The game puts you in control of 3 good friends: a monkey, a horse and a rhino (Husk, Tent and Spooner). They all have unique abilities and with their help you start a crazy adventure searching for hidden treasure solving puzzles and avoiding dangers along the way. Spooner has monkey-like climbing and crawling skills, Husk has rhino-like strength and Tent has horse-like abilities to kick Spooner across large spaces.
How to play the Game
Once you open the menu for My Friend Spooner, you can see that it includes the customary options to access the game's settings, visit the game's store and jump into game play. Options are minimal with settings to adjust the sound and music (just slide the bird on the wire for your audio levels) and access the About screen.
As you start playing the game, you will have to pass 52 levels of play and four different worlds. With each level, you will need to navigate Spooner and his friends across the platform to the exit. Each character has special abilities (Spooner has monkey-like climbing and crawling skills, Husk has rhino-like strength and Tent has horse-like abilities to kick Spooner across large spaces) and you will face situations where the characters will have to work together to navigate through parts of the level. Character icons are positioned in the upper left corner of the game screen and you can move from character to character by swiping at these icons.
Controlling these characters is done in simple fashion through a series of screen gestures. Swipe and hold to the left or right and your character will move in that direction. Swipe up, down, left or right and the characters will climb up/down, crawl under, push objects, lift objects and other tasks. As new abilities become available, My Friend Spooner does a nice job of tossing out on-screen instructions to help get you through game play.
Each level is a puzzle to solve in that you will need to use each character's ability to find your way to the exit. For example, some levels Spooner will need to climb his way across a canyon and drop a board across so the other characters can cross. In most cases, it takes a collective effort by all three characters to solve the puzzle and safely make it to the exit. Throughout the game, the graphic novel will play out with series of story boards appearing between levels and worlds. You can tap to advance through the story or tap the screen with three fingers to skip it entirely.
It’s worth to mention that the first handful of game play levels are tutorial in nature and walks you through game mechanics nicely. Available for low-memory devices, My Friend Spooner is another project supported by Microsoft’s App Campus and an entertaining title to download and add to your Windows Phone gaming library.