Likely the last episode of Toy Bot series of games for the iPod Touch, Toy Bot Diaries 3 is also easily my favorite. More polished and generally satisfying than the previous two iterations, it brings a sense of closure to the story – which makes it all the more memorable if you played the earlier games.
Like the original Toy Bot games, this one features touch and grapple gameplay, which means you’ll be tapping and pressing on your Touch’s screen the whole time. This cohesiveness next to its earlier iterations is very impressive and makes it feel like a single game spread out across several releases. It features unusual environments that alter the physics a bit, like upside-down areas and reverse gravity scenes, along with more than a few not found in episodes 1 and 2.
This one is also more challenging, albeit noticeably shorter. Still, you can’t fault any game that makes you want to throw your iPod Touch at the wall due to sheer frustration. The story in Entry 3 is actually pretty good and you’ll likely be praising IUGO for it. Until, that is, you realize that the tale is ripped straight out of Star Wars, in which case you’ll probably get a laugh or be seriously pissed off.
Featuring pretty original gameplay, the series definitely offers something new and different. You can even catch a sampling if you’d like to test drive it – IUGO is offering a free iPod Touch download with a couple of levels. Toy Bot Diaries Entry 3, like each of the previous two ipod touch games, is available from the App Store for $3.99.