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Monday, April 16, 2012

To-Fu 2

In today's game you play a chunk of tofu. Sounds exciting, right? It's actually quite a pleasant surprise.

To-Fu 2 is the the sequel to the popular iOS hit, To-Fu: The Trials of Chi. It also was runner up for the 2011 Apple Game of the Year. When I first heard about it I thought a game about tofu would be boring but since it's free I decided to check it out. Turns out this puzzle game is actually quite fun.

In To-Fu 2 you are a blob of tofu that you can stretch and fling across the room. Your goal is to reach the "Fortune Kitty", which is basically a pink glowing orb.
You drag and stretch the block of tofu and then release it in order to fling it in the direction you want (they call it "ping" or "pinging"). If you stretch the tofu and hold it for a few seconds before releasing you get a "super ping" which can break wood and is faster (useful for getting past flickering lasers for example).
The different levels have booby traps, platforms, and other obstacles that you have to get around or avoid (like spikes and metal saws that you aren't allowed to hit).

In addition, in order to score more points you need to try to reach the fortune kitty in the least amount of flings and grab as many chi jewels as possible (trying to collect all the chi pellets is pretty hard on some levels).

The graphics and sound are not too fancy but pretty good and very cute.
To-Fu 2 is free in the AppStore and you can pay $0.99 if you want to remove ads (as an in-app purchase from within the game).