As addictive as meth: Monkey Flight app review

Monkey prepares for launch

Now I wouldn’t know first-hand that meth is addicting, but that’s how the saying goes. Monkey Flight, by Donut Games, looked like one of those senseless games I should have on my iPod just in case I got bored. Then I started playing it. I spent a few hours playing it when I first got it, and had to give myself an intervention. This game is SO much fun… and too addictive.

When you start the game, you have three game modes to choose from: arcade play, challenges, and lite play. Each mode has a different objective: win the high score table, try to beat the challenges, and go for the best score, respectively. My personal favourite is challenges—there are about 40 levels, and they get pretty difficult! With each level, you are launched from a palm tree (as a monkey!) and must bounce your way through collecting enough fruit to advance to the next level. There are elephants and clouds, which help you bounce more, and mud pits, which make you stop bouncing altogether and ultimately end the round. You start each round with two bunches of bananas—you can tap the screen to launch yourself higher in mid-air, which will consume one of your bunches.

Though there is a minimum on each level to unlock the next one, there are also three score levels on each level for a gold star—this gives you even more of a challenge! You can also play the other modes which gives you one level to practice on to try and get the highest scores.

All in all, I love this app. There’s nothing I can think of that it is missing, partially because I don’t need another reason to play it a few hours every day! It’s free, and available in the App Store, so check it out!

Jen Butson is the Marketing Director at Select Start Studios in Ottawa, Canada. We're a design and engineering team where creating beautiful mobile products is more than just our day job.