Late last month we took a look at Rappin Granny [Free] by Nathan Hunley, who just so happens to be half of Igloo Games. If that doesn’t ring a bell, they were responsible for some ancient App Store classics like Dizzy Bee [99¢] and Bed Bugs [99¢]. Both of these games might seem a little dated today, but when they were originally released they were very substantial games. In fact, I distinctly remember being fairly impressed that my phone was capable of playing a game like Dizzy Bee.
Anyway, back when the game was first released I explained the premise of Rappin Granny in our review:
A rappin’ granny struts down a hallway dishing out presents which you have to give to the correct recipient. In order to figure out who to give which present to, you have to listen to the rap which is filled with clues. These clues initially start out very simple, but get tricky later in the rap as you’re forced to determine who someone’s wife is, for instance.
The entire game is wrapped around a scoring system that awards more if you’re able to deliver the presents to the beat. Also, you can score bonus points by flicking presents to their recipient instead of dragging them to their hands. The granny’s rap is funny, the gameplay is silly, and the music of the game has a real PaRappa The Rapper feel to it.
Our major concern with the game was its complete lack of replay value once you memorized the rap, and the fact that it’s a holiday themed game which doesn’t give it much of a purpose outside of the holiday season. However, Rappin Granny is still a very cool concept for a game that you really should download while it’s free. It likely won’t stay on your device very long, but it will be fun while it lasts. I really hope Nathan Hunley evolves this concept further, as Rappin Granny really feels like the start of something that could be really rad.