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  • Summary: Most bats know how to fly, but this one needs your help. Touch to use his grapple-legs to swing through the air, then release to send him soaring! Gain (and maintain) momentum so he stays ahead of the rising sun or above a fire below. Collect enough fruit and he can briefly fly over dangers like tigers and pandas. How far can you go in this addicting new physics action-puzzler?Swing the Bat Highlights• Addictive gameplay that keeps you coming back for more. • Simple, one-touch controls that are a breeze to pick up.• Swing meter helps you perfect your swinging technique, all you pros can switch it off.• Two game modes, Dusk ‘til Dawn and Night Fire.• Avoid bamboo branch swinging pandas, banana throwing monkeys and vicious tigers as you swing through the jungle.• Dozens of objectives to complete to unlock awesome bat costumes.• Cute, old school cartoon style graphics. • Plays on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.For more information or support please visit www.chillingo.com Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    90
    Small niggles aside, though, Chillingo have yet another hit on their hands. Swing the Bat has just the right balance of endless swinging and achievement collecting to create an addictive little game that keeps you swinging on back for more.
  2. Sep 7, 2011
    90
    Swing the Bat lacks the utter simplicity of Tiny Wings and the artsy feel, but it replaces them with its own unique design and challenges, plus it has multiple modes and it's universal.
  3. Sep 19, 2011
    75
    Chillingo's Swing the Bat is a fun casual game that we feel like we've seen before.
  4. Sep 7, 2011
    60
    Whether set in a huge mansion, a built up city, or even space, this game is crying out for more levels.
  5. Oct 3, 2011
    60
    It never quite breaches the level of pure fun and action of the titles it so clearly draws inspiration from, but it lives up to the Chillingo standards we've come to expect.
  6. Sep 7, 2011
    60
    Combining objective based gameplay with the swinging rope genre creates a fun and novel concept, but the mechanics themselves could use some more fine tuning.
  7. Sep 12, 2011
    40
    There could be a good game buried beneath the slop, but after a few hours of mind-numbing boredom and frustration, we just couldn't play anymore.