Sunny Seeds

One of the reasons I generally avoid doing iPhone reviews is because you never know what price a game will be from day-to-day.  I got Sunny Seeds for free today, but it’s one of those games that comes in both free and paid versions.  The one I got would normally cost you some form of money.  I’m not sure how much.  99 cents I’m guessing.  I probably would have never paid for it, but IGN put it in their daily update and I figured “why not?”  Even though I absolutely hate crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Minesweeper, and other math-based games.  It’s almost serendipity that I downloaded Sunny Seeds, because I fucking love it.

In Sunny Seeds, you have a grid of numbers that you have to clear.  You remove two numbers at a time.  To do so, the numbers have to be touching each other, or have no numbers between them.  They also have to either match each-other or add up to 10.  For example, you can clear 1 and 9, or 4 and 4, but not 6 and 5.

Wow, does that ever sound boring.  But it’s not.  It’s highly addictive and surprisingly rewarding.  In my first play-through, it took me nearly an hour to clear the board of numbers.  Once you’re past the learning curve, time will fly by while your brain progressively gets more wired to spot those matches.  You can also shuffle the numbers by rotating your iPhone 90° at a time, opening up new matches.  New tiles spawn every few seconds, but once you’ve eliminated a number completely from the board, it never returns.

Look, I get that nobody comes here expecting me to dish out verbal blowjobs to games, but I can’t really think of anything bad to say about Sunny Seeds.  As of this writing, you can still snag it for free off the App Store.  If it goes up to 99 cents, you should still grab it.  It’s a really good time passer.  I guess I can gripe about the name.  I don’t get why it’s called Sunny Seeds when it has nothing to do with suns, seedings, or any related images those two words might invoke.  That, or it’s a joke that is way over my head.  If it’s a gag, bad call.  Sunny Seeds is a great game, but it’s saddled with an absolutely horrible name.  Usually if a joke needs explaining, it’s not funny.  It’s what I call the “David Spade” rule.

Sunny Seeds was developed by Duksel

No money was spent sweeping the clouds away in the making of this review.

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2 Responses to Sunny Seeds

  1. Professor Fessor says:

    Your review overlooked one handy game mechanic, if you shake your phone it will completely shuffle the board. This causes you to lose points. Also the scoring system is schizophrenic, if you play longer games you get more matches and therefore a higher score, does the game want you to finish quickly or drag it out?

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