Easygoing App: Fleece Lightning, Shaun the Sheep's ultra addictive racer
Shaun the Sheep finally has an app worthy of his brilliance in the release of this week's surprisingly thrilling Fleece Lightning.
If you ever want to see a mass of people raise their hands in unison, ask them to lift their limbs if they love Shaun the Sheep.
Simply put, the Aardman creation is the studio's best work, a lovable character who makes us wish we had children just so we could have an excuse if we get caught watching his TV show by friends.
This week Shaun became a mobile app star with the fantastic Fleece Lightning, a game which more than lives up to its enviable pun title.
The concept behind the game is to race Shaun to the pen at the end of each vertical scrolling level before his pig opponents (up to four at a time) get there. Each race lasts just seconds and depending on your ability to dodge oncoming obstacles (trees, rocks), you can arrive in first place and win a perfect three apple score. Earn enough apples and you'll be able to unlock the game's 80 levels.
This screenshot literally explains the game
Control is used via slide one finger in the appropriate direction to dodge such obstacles and quickly becomes second nature. In fact, the sheer playability of the game gives it universal appeal, while there's more than enough content in the main single-player mode alone to keep you busy.
Outside of the regular races, the game has a full level editor for players to challenge their friends. At this stage, we reckon every single racing game should try include such a mode and it's a lot of fun in this app due to the oddness of the objects you can place compared to a regular title.
With some absolutely genius puns and a sharp wit, Fleece Lightning is a perfectly packaged download which is thankfully a great racing title in its own right. We guarantee that the first time your victorious Shaun makes it through the pen, automatically closing it in the faces of the pigs seconds later, you'll be hooked.
If you're feeling sheepish about purchasing the app, rest assured when we say that ewe will love it*.
*We couldn't help ourselves on the last sentence, sorry...