altered_confusion's Harbor Master (iPhone) review

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Harbor Master Review

 Harbor Master is an i-phone/i-pod touch game in which you will be trying to safely dock ships, allow them to unload and direct them safely back out into the open water. As the game progresses you'll see that there will be a constant stream of ships, of varying sizes and speeds, as well as obstacles to make your life difficult.

The graphics for this game are nice and simple. Its a top down game where you can easily tell the size of the cargo, and through the animations you can tell the speed. The different levels all have something different to offer the player, so that unlocking them will be worth the wait. 

The music in the game is light and playful. It has a bit of an island vibe to it, with the accompaniment of birds. There are easily heard signals that will alert you to when you've selected a ship, or when a ship is done unloading its cargo. Its not necessary to play with the sound on, but its definitely something that you're not going to have a problem listening to, unless of course you're not a huge bird fan.

The controls of the game are really simple, touch a ship and then drag the course it should take. There's a spot of the screen to pause the game, so you don't have to worry about ending your game if you look away from the screen.

The name of the game is safely docking ships, allowing them to unload, and then sending them back out. The trick is to make sure that none of the ships run into each other. This can get quite difficult the more successful you are in a specific level. The level of difficulty can be further increased when you meet things outside of your control that will effect your ships, such as the cyclone that appears in one of the levels. 

This is a quick and light game that has its shares of frustration and fun. It's easy to pick up, and can be played in short bursts. I recommend adding this game to your growing collection of games if you haven't already. This game gets an 8.2 out of 10.    

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