Alien invasion! All sorts of intergalactic villains enter the Earth´s atmosphere and get down to... unscrupulously stealing our own herds of domestic animals. The brave farmers, however, cannot afford to and will not panic (not to mention most of them wouldn´t anyway, given they tend to play FarmVille on regular and seem pretty obdurate to the tricks of fortune), plus they are aided by the very same loyal and devoted droves of domesticated animals, subject of the hostile abduction endeavour. While taking off the ground, the alien ships seem to have dragged along chunks of the Earth´s crust that the brave victims can now use to get their hands, hooves, paws and whatever limb have you on the vile other-worldly beings.
In a nutshell, that´s the "story" of Abduction! that you can get from Android Market. It´s quite similar to Doodle Jump (and several hundred other titles) for the iPhone and, say, Icy Tower for PC. In other words you will have to jump upon and off various platforms with your main goal being to reach the uppermost level. Of course, you´ll be gathering diverse items that bestow bonus skills to their owners, like, you can jump higher, get to a greater or lower number of accessible platforms etc. Abduction! is controlled via your device accelerometer entirely and offers several types of gameplay like fast action, challenge mode and, of course, single player campaign. The latter gives you the option to play as a mighty cow that feels pretty irritated at Life, the Universe and Everything (later you will be able to opt for characters like sheep, kangaroo, deer etc.). Anyway, the cow is your first, virtual alter ego on your quest of becoming the saviour of the world´s population of domestic animals. You will see and find yourself in various locations throughout the game and while most of them are rather cartoon-like, meaning with basic graphics and visual effects, just like the game they carry their own spirit and atmosphere that is both entertaining and likeable. We have to admit that our favourite character is the cow, so we are eagerly waiting to see Marvel or Milka offer the brave animal a proper industry contract.
Abduction! is one of the titles that do not offer spectacular 3D graphics or stunning visuals, but delivers a truly addictive gameplay that many of you will certainly end up severely hooked up on. The demo trial is completely free, while the full version is available for just $1.99 and this is money well spent, since what you get in return is 16 characters, campaign with 22 single missions, 36 different challenges and the option to create your own levels. It´s been a while since Abduction! rolled out, but the game still remains one of the most addictive titles for the Android platform. In case you´re unable to find anything else to catch your eye on Android Market, well, we do recommend the game.