Lumiappaday #151: Gerbil Physics demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800 XboxLive

| April 14, 2012 | 9 Replies

This game is rather like Implode!, but with Gerbils. On the surface – demolish a structure of gerbils with bombs. It is much more colourful and you do get the ‘cuteness’ factor of Gerbils either praising or mocking you. The weapons act rather differently too, with the initial denotation being timed (as opposed to you setting it off) so the game play there is initially different. After a bomb has fired, you can continue to use more afterwards (as opposed to Implode! where you destroy everything in one go) This means to might have gerbils hidden away at other locations that you would also have to individually set an explosion off to get below the yellow line.

Don’t worry – the gerbils are housed in indestructible (no mention of breathable and whether it’s enough space :p) blocks so they don’t actually get harmed by the explosions. There’s plenty of levels to try in the trial mode.

#151) Gerbil Physics

Price: £2.29 (trial available)



Developer Blurb:


Adorable gerbil destruction! Buildings formed of gerbils await destruction for your amusement using a variety of demolition tools. Use bombs, explosives and disintegrators to wreak havoc across multiple danger-packed worlds, earn Xbox LIVE Achievements and dominate your friends on the Leaderboards! A powerful physics engine ensures that gerbils respond to your mass detonations exactly as real gerbils might.

All is not well in the Kingdom of Gerbils! The King of Toads has imprisoned them in indestructible blocks for his evil pleasures. It falls to you to demolish the gerbil buildings and thwart the Toad King. Carefully plan a destruction strategy using disintegrators or just let rip with a barrage of powerful explosives. Complete levels cleverly or quickly to earn the elusive Wipeout badges and use your guile and intuition to earn Xbox LIVE Achievements. Multiple Leaderboards are available to show off your skills to your friends so you can bask in the glory of your explosive successes!

Gerbil Physics is suitable for all ages. Remember how much fun it was to kick down a sandcastle when you were 10 years old? This game is that feeling made digital. It is simple to play, has an intuitive interface, and is ideally suited to mobile gaming.

Gerbil Physics is a Windows phone exclusive ported from the highly rated and critically acclaimed Xbox 360 Indie game described by Kotaku as being “”as adorable as it is enthralling””. It has been wholly rewritten to suit the mobile platform, with a new state-of-the-art physics engine, glorious new art and animations, tons of cunningly designed levels and an awesome new theme tune.

No gerbils were hurt in the making of this game.


Design: 9


Performance: 10

Price: 9


Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone, XboxLive

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