Whale Trail is a simple game the uses the cave-flying genre when you can make Willow the Whale soar into the clouds then drop him down by touching the screen and then letting go. Don’t hit the darkened clouds in the sky and use these controls to dip around them. A magic rainbow will keep your whale afloat in the sky but you need to keep the rainbow at full energy and you do this by collecting bubbles as you fly that are scattered across the sky in your path. If the dark clouds rise up to greet you, this will burn out your rainbow trail so avoid them at all costs or they could end your session abruptly.
This game is not complex and it’s easy for anyone to understand although it does have the odd surprise thrown in to keep it interesting. While you’re collecting the bubbles, you will be able to tally them up on a meter and your point base will increase accordingly as you gather more. The higher your meter, the greater your multiplier and again the dark clouds will throw a monkey wrench into that and decrease your multiplier if you hit one.
If you like, you can fly in looping paths in order to chase the bubbles quickly enough although doing so might impact your speed and push you forward in an abrupt burst so beware that you are not by the dark clouds when that occurs. The higher that Willow climbs into the sky, the less you will be able to control his movements so bear that in mind.
You can also collect stars along your journey and once you have met a certain quota of stars, you will be rewarded with a bonus power of invincibility allowing Willow to fly around with something of a force shield protecting him from harm. The bubble of protection will collect the bubbles as it touches them so you can grab up more than usual in this state. The dark clouds can’t hurt you either in this phase so you’ll just fly right through them, collecting a bonus as you do. If you’re at a high multiplying stage while you are protected, this is your chance to really grab an enormous amount of points.
The game is quite bright, colourful and whimsical and might seem very 60’s like in the graphics so it’s a visual delight. It’s very cheerful and safe for the kids so you can let them play to entertain themselves if you’re in a situation where they are losing patience. Willow is an affable fellow and the soundtrack is upbeat and folksy. Overall the game is a winner – it’s easy and fun and not terribly distracting which is an excellent recipe for an iPhone game. The game is not expensive so you can easily snatch it up on the Apps store and it’s not a huge memory drain on your phone either. Whale Trail is recommended for players of all ages and skills level and definitely worth a quick download and try.