Aliens have invaded, but have decided to spare our puny planet so long as we satisfy their appetite for large and bizarre sandwiches. This is not your typical platformer. You start off each level by meeting a small alien with a slide of bread. You then need to explore the large open levels and Katamari-style gather up an insanely large sandwich on top of your slice of bread. Once you’re at 100% sandwich size, you need to find the next alien with the top slice of bread. To add variety, some levels require specific ingredients for your sandwich, like cats (yes, cats). Other levels you may need to complete multiple sandwiches, each bigger than the last, with the largest topping off with cars and houses. Along the way, various powerups will help you access areas, and you’ll have to be wary of attacking people or animals that will cause you to drop part of your current sandwich. There are various star-awarding objectives and items to collect, but sometimes it’s fun to just hop around and try to gather an insane a sandwich as you can.
The controls work quite well for the most part, especially when considering the sheer number of objects populating the level that can be jumped on. You’ll find that in later levels the controls lack some of the finesse necessary to complete a level unscathed. One odd experience, is that the coins that fall (rather than being suspended in air) can be landed on for a split second before they’re collected/absorbed. Because of this, when a secret sprays a bunch of coins into the air, you’ll find that most of them will bounce off of you rather be collected.
Bring Me Sandwiches is filled with well-illustrated and vibrant animated characters and objects. The play areas are detailed and filled to the brim with objects to collect. The style is fun, and suits the atmosphere of the game. The characters especially are amusing, and the way your mile-high sandwich bounces and sways, but somehow manages to stick together.
The sound design is excellent, and is full of incredibly catchy country-themed tunes for each zone. The sound effects are vibrant and appropriately cartoony. Even the character voices are fun, including the presentation of the alien’s demand: “Bring Me Sandwiches!!”.
There is currently 29 levels spanning 5 themed areas ranging from U.S.A. to Japan. Each level can take a few minutes to complete, and can be replayed to earn 3 stars awarded for score, completion time, and number of spills. You can also search for a hidden spaceship component in each level, which is required if you want to play the final level. A comprehensive (and impressive) food journal detailing all of the types of objects you have placed in a sandwich. Game Center is enabled for achievements and leaderboards.
Bring Me Sandwiches!! is a fun and vibrant platformer with a brilliant and hilarious item collection system.App: Bring Me Sandwiches!! $0.99