Christine Morris told us in November that Bed Bugs ($1.99) was one of her favorite games on the iPod, and I can see why. It’s a great game — it’s super cute — and it’s addictive.
The object of Bed Bugs is to tackle all the “baddies” that the sleeping man encounters though the night. You want him to catch as many Z’s as possible, avoiding anything that might get in his way to prevent that. There’s a lot of enemy popping, but at the same time, you need to be careful to avoid the angels that make sleep enjoyable.
Christine called the design “crisp” and “imaginative.” That it is. And she’s absolutely right that Bed Bugs “uses the device in a way that makes us really get that adrenaline pumping through the manic gameplay.” Through each level, you need to really be cognizant of what and when you should (and shouldn’t) squish throughout the night. That’s right — timing and careful decision making is everything.
Bed Bugs comes from Igloo Games, who has brought greats to us in the form of Dizzy Bee and Dizzy Bee 2, two other addictive games we already reviewed, and this is no exception. Igloo Games brings a lot of well-designed and superbly-executed games to the table. It looks they’ve since released a fourth game, Flipside, which based on my experience with them is a game I am excited to try.