Granny Smith

An oldie that's still as challenging as it ever was

We're always on the lookout for the hot new Android games, but sometimes you just can't beat an oldie. I've downloaded a ton of games over the years, but just recently I've been drawn back to Granny Smith. And you know what? It's still just as challenging to play as it was the first time.

I'm a big fan of casual, pick up and play mobile games. For serious gaming I still turn to my consoles. When I'm playing on my mobile devices I like something that's not so serious and a little more casual. Granny Smith fits into that perfectly while still providing enough of a challenge that you actually want to beat it.

The premise of the game is straightforward. You play as a granny on rollerskates. The objective is to race against a young hooligan through a series of increasingly challenging levels collecting apples and coins before your opponent.

The game controls are equally straightforward. You've a button to jump and a button to hold your cane up in the air to zip line down various parts of levels. And that's it. Occasionally you'll be presented an option to throw a baseball to smash a hole in something, but your main purpose is to make sure granny jumps and grabs on at the right times.

The graphics are delightful, and it's fantastically comical watching an elderly lady doing front flips and falling down massive drops. All while wearing roller skates. There are unlockable characters, like a dog, but all-in-all Granny Smith is a superb mobile game that is still massive fun to play and well worth spending the $1.99 asking price.


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What I'm playing this week: Granny Smith


Plus one. It's a terrific little game. And it really does strike a nice balance between goofy fun and challenging play. The video playback of your exploits as you complete each level are fairly hilarious. Like the article says, it's well worth the cost.

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Ha! I actually started playing this again about a month ago, finished it, and Started all over with the goal of beating my score on each level.

I was hardcore addicted to this game for a while and was actually thinking about replaying it. I've been hooked on Smash Hit lately, which is by the same developer. That one is just as good.

It is a wonderful game. Fluid graphics and challenging, yet simple gameplay that makes it easy to pickup and play for pretty much anyone.

Anyone here play much Ski Safari these days? It is another great game that once you start playing is tough to put down.

Still playing although my last snafu with installing a new Rom may have killed my last years worth of progress.

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Same happened to me. I had 3 apples on every level. Titanium backup decided it didn't need to make a backup of that app for a few months, and I lost all those apples.

I got bored last week with my regular games, and also returned to Granny Smith. I agree that it is just as good the second time around.

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Still one of the best games! I love watching the replay & videos. The sound effects & music fits perfectly.

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I must've missed some updates cuz I didn't know they added Google games

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