Sheep Happens Game Review

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Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-37-18In an ordinary world of peace and order comes another new game that is all but the complete opposite: Sheep Happens! And what a name that is, one that successfully portrays this endless runner in all of its aspects: total chaos in an ancient world of flying bulls and sheep falling from the sky, where all aims are set on catching Hermes, the evil villain.

Sheep Happens is based on a model usually found in similar games: you collect coins, dodge obstacles and maneuver around other runners and try to catch Hermes and beat the hell out of him for a bonus! The coins on the other hand, are used in the shop for upgrading some special powers and for buying different helmets of a huge variety.

The story begins in an ancient arena, where a couple of runners are ready to begin the race, when suddenly, a weird character shows up to offer our main hero a special footwear that’s supposed to make him faster. As he gets away, it’s noticeable that the coins from his bag start falling out. That’s when our hero is struck with a wild idea to chase that character, who is no one else than – Hermes!

Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-39-52The story begins with a cool comic

Surely, the main goal of the game is to run as far as possible to set an unbeatable record. But, as always, it doesn’t all stop there. It never does, as it would make little to no sense if it did. On the contrary, Sheep Happens was made very enjoyable by the inclusion of missions, and there are a lot of them! As you beat one, another shows up and with time they become harder and require more time and skill to be completed. The missions are cool, but there’s one more thing that contributes to the playability of Sheep Happens as well, and that’s the Google+ Integration. With live leaderboard and 27 achievements to achieve, you will surely be kept busy to beat them all.

Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-41-08Run as far as you can, collect as many coins as you can

Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-37-36There are many achievements for you to collect

The coins are not collected for nothing: they can be used in the shop for buying upgrades for your abilities, bonuses, and new helmets which can serve as some fashion accessories or add-ons that boost certain abilities. There’s a big number of helmets to choose from and the prices range from highly acceptable to insanely high. There are also many things that need to be upgraded, so it will take you a while to up them all, well, unless you decide to buy more coins with in-app purchase. One interesting thing this game has is that every time you set a new high score, an award of coins awaits you in the shop!

Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-38-41Upgrading your power-ups means translates to increasing your chances of success

Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-38-50Helmets can be both bought and earned

Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-39-31Once a new high score is set, visit this menu to claim your reward

Sheep Happens also features cloud save, which allows for loading the same data on different devices, a feature that’s much-needed nowadays where consumers have both smartphones and tablets to play on. Your data will be always safe, that’s for sure!

Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-39-41Load from the Cloud, or save on the Cloud

That pretty much sums up most of the features of Sheep Happens, but what’s our take on it? Well, for starters it’s a nicely developed game with a clever, but subtle storyline and exciting gameplay. The graphics really caught our eye, the same stands for the incredible audio work: it’s clear the developers are no rookies. There are, however some holes that still need to be filled. For instance, there’s a huge loading time before the game begins and even when it does, you still need to wait a couple of seconds for the background and all of the graphical elements to load. That’s a shame, because it really can become annoying, especially when it means losing the game.

Screenshot_2014-01-03-12-40-40The slow loading times make for a major downside

To be fair, I really did enjoy playing Sheep Happens on my device. It really is a very addictive endless runner that’s really easy to just pick up and play. If it is your piece of cake, do not think twice of trying this game: it’s both free on the Google Play Store and comically fun to play!

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