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  • Summary: Sam's life is hanging by a thread... literally! Help him swing around obstacles and collect power-ups as he descends through each dangerous level, collecting crystals to unlock new worlds!Features• Physics-based tilt controls• 100 challenging levels (with more to come)• 5Sam's life is hanging by a thread... literally! Help him swing around obstacles and collect power-ups as he descends through each dangerous level, collecting crystals to unlock new worlds!Features• Physics-based tilt controls• 100 challenging levels (with more to come)• 5 different worlds to master• Unique power-ups to help Sam survive his journey, from exploding inflatable pigs to speed-boosting anvils• Game center connectivity with global leaderboards - compete with your friends for perfect scores!Sam was already down in the dumps before he got kidnapped. Now he's in the clutches of a scientist working (allegedly) to save the world who needs Sam to explore the depths below his lab. Each crystal that Sam collects brings him closer to freedom and a shot at a brighter future, but he needs your help to survive!How to playTilt to swing Sam left or right, but don't let your rope get cut!Extra challengeGet a perfect score by avoiding walls and obstacles - can you top the leaderboards? Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
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  1. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    Bitter Sam is almost everything your usual 'cute-physics-based-puzzler-with-three-stars' game is not - its main character is a monster and depressed; you use cute animals as battering rams; you only have to collect one item; and you won't have to launch anything at a stack of wood, stone and glass... and yet despite all this, it's just as fun, cute and addictive as those sorts of games.
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    75
    The charm and humor of Bitter Sam is another one of the game's draws. It's hard not to like Sam's nonplussed facial expression, which rarely changes, even if he's holding a giant, writhing pig. Combined with the simple gameplay, which increases in challenge at just the right incline, Bitter Sam is one of those games that you'll try again and again it, if only to get that last pesky crystal.
  3. Mar 23, 2012
    70
    With 20 levels in each section and 5 sections to get through, there is plenty of fun to be had with Moon Active's game. Though it may be a bit short for the more accomplished gamer, Bitter Sam is still worth dangling some cash over the App Store for.
  4. Mar 26, 2012
    70
    Bitter Sam may descend but it's not a deep plunge, nor is it innovative. But its comic appeal makes it a great a pick-up-a-play option for anyone who enjoys a pinch of irony with their gaming quick-fix.