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Sushi Mushi (iOs) Review

 
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Formats: iOs
 
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Final Score
8.0
8/ 10


User Rating
2 total ratings

 

We liked?


Engaging and fun.

Not so much?


You will find micro transactions here, but they are done well.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Sushi Mushi is an addicting little social game that had me challenging random strangers far later than I should have. With colorful and engaging gameplay, tons of customization available, and various missions to help you earn coins and keep you interested, it’s a game will have you challenging everyone on your friends list. While you won’t need to drop a dime to get a whole lot of fun out of Sushi Mushi, this is a game that makes you want to buy some coins just because the developers deserve it. Give it shot; you won’t be disappointed.

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Posted March 2, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

Do you dream of sushi?

Ah, social games. They seem to be everywhere, clogging up your Facebook feed, each requiring their own little “hide” click. So few of them seem actually worth while, or all that fun to play/brutally destroy your friends and family at. Once in a while, though, you find a gem that’s worth every bit of annoyance at the others, and happily Sushi Mushi is just that. With colorful and addictive gameplay, tons of extras that are a fun bonus but not needed to play, a world of customization for your cute little monster, and the opportunity to play as much as you like without dropping a single dime, Sushi Mushi is what a social game should be.

If you aren’t familiar with the idea of social games, they are a game that is meant to be played against another person, either a randomly chosen one, someone from your Facebook contacts, or a friend you’ve invited. Usually, you make a move (in this case, play a level), and then wait for them to make theirs. At the end of three levels, a winner is appointed based on a high score, and they receive coins for their victory. It’s really as simple as that, and since you can have as many games running at a time as you like, you can play as little or as much as you like.

These games are generally free to play, but loaded up with ads, micro transactions, or both. Sushi Mushi does have ads and micro transactions, but it’s done in a way I can really respect. You absolutely do not have to spend a single dime on this game if you don’t want to, and you can still play as much as you like. If you do want to purchase extra coins, any purchase at all will eliminate all ads as a bonus.

So all that’s cool and everything, but what about the actual gameplay? Sushi Mushi is really easy to pick up, and so hard to put down. The back story is that you have this adorable monster who is sooo hungry for sushi. In order to feed him, you need to make chains of sushi on the board by dragging your finger through at least three connected pieces. The longer the chain, the better the bonus. Each piece of sushi has both a color and a shape (for example, blue square, red star, etc.). You can either make a shape chain or a color chain, but not both on the same chain. You are timed, with the object being to get the most points each round.

In addition to the sushi, there a various other items that appear on the board, from Chinese takeout boxes that get tapped to reveal a bonus underneath, to little animals that can be collected by dropping them off the bottom of the board, to fortune cookies. All of these increase your score, and add variety to the game at the same time.

Like a lot of these games, you have the opportunity to purchase up to two specials before you begin each round. These range from a board scramble to extra time, so they really help out in game. Each must be purchased with coins, though, so you’ll either have to earn a lot of coins, or use them sparingly. Fortunately, it is quite easy to earn coins. You’ll get them for winning a game, for completing missions, and for various other achievements. You can also purchase them, of course, if you like to go the easy route, or just want to support the developer.

One thing I especially liked was the opportunity to play practice games on your own. Again, there’s no real need for it, since you can play as many games against random people on the internet as you like for no coins, but if you want to just hone your skills on your own, you can pay 50 coins to do just that. You can also use your coins to fancify your cute monster (you know, the one who likes sushi). You’ll get to choose your monster from a small assortment, with more unlocked as you play. You can change your monster at any time, as well as buy him hats, jewelry, and more. It’s a fun little perk, and even without purchasing coins, you’ll likely have plenty to spare.

Sushi Mushi is an addicting little social game that had me challenging random strangers far later than I should have. With colorful and engaging gameplay, tons of customization available, and various missions to help you earn coins and keep you interested, it’s a game will have you challenging everyone on your friends list. While you won’t need to drop a dime to get a whole lot of fun out of Sushi Mushi, this is a game that makes you want to buy some coins just because the developers deserve it. Give it shot; you won’t be disappointed.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)