I’ll be honest: I tend to gravitate toward games that have great graphics. Of course, perhaps more importantly, I’ll stick with games that have great gameplay.
In Grooh, you play the titular character as he explores a giant castle in search of mythical treasure. The gameplay involves stepping on certain colored floor tiles in each level to unlock the door to the next one. While this sounds simple, it gradually gets more challenging (elastic!) and, thus, engaging.
Composition-wise, Grooh is crafted with impeccable graphics and animation. The anime-inspired stylization will immediately draw in kids, while the subtle and seamless animation will make more seasoned gamers take notice too. While I would have liked to see some touch-based movement more in the vein of Walkabout rather than using an on-screen direction pad, Grooh is still a pretty easy game to pick up and become immersed in right off the bat.
Creators digiDingo have seemed to really hit it out the park with Grooh — the game has been given the frontpage treatment by the App Store in several countries and has even hit #1 in Switzerland. Not too shabby!