How fun can a game be when your groceries are alive? One word can sum it up: awesomesauce. Yup, that’s a word (according to the IGM’s Unabridged Dictionary ~ 1st Edition). Anyways, the game is very simple and concise, while containing many tricky and intricate puzzles to challenge your mind. Firstly, people may wonder: “How can a game with living groceries be any good?” Well, that’s simply because they just haven’t played Bag it! yet. The game sets up in a grocery store and it’s your job to fit those dang food products into that ol’ paper bag, without them getting crushed to smithereens. Simple enough?
Bag it! is quite the game, it even helps you train you to work at your local grocery shop (if you ever decide to go into that career)! Mainly, Bag it! features many types of game modes to increase replayability. Personally, I felt the Got Spilt? levels (placing the goods into the bag) were the most fun. Not only that, there are tons of other modes like: Udder Mayhem (breaking all the groceries), Fresh Squeeze (enlarged grocery goods), Ultimate Bagger (endless Got Split! mode), Endless Rampage (endless Udder Mayhem mode), and Power Surge (hardcore mode). The developers notified us that they will be releasing new levels and modes soon.
The game has tons of game play, including 48 levels and 3 endless modes (that’s over 50 total levels)! I really enjoyed this game because it’s possible replay a level over and over to get the necessary amount of stars, while retaining the same amount of entertainment (unlike Angry Birds). I’ve spent over 30 minutes just trying to beat one level perfectly and I’ve played the game on the bus; boy, time sure does fly by! The game is a entertaining puzzle/stacker game. Several of my friends commented on how silly the game was, but once they started playing, they played for an hour — straight.
The interface is unique, it’s as if you’re in a grocery store. When you enter the menu, the fridge door opens up. The gameplay is intense and concentrated; Bag it! is sometimes frustrating when you can’t get the 3 stars on a certain level. I thought it was repetitive how you had to go through the ”tutorial” every time you restarted a level with one, but, overall, Bag It!’s a wonderful game. (I also received a nice plush from Hidden Variable Studios! It’s a nice souvenir that I like to keep on my desk. )
More information is available on Hidden Variable’s official website. The iOS version can be downloaded at the App Store, universal for iPhone and iPad for $2.99. The Android version can be downloaded at the Play Store for $1.99. The Nook version can be downloaded on Barnes & Noble for $2.99. The Kindle version can be downloaded on Amazon for $0.75.[review pros="Cute graphics, interesting interface, lots of game modes" cons="Could use some action!" score=90]