Frog Minutes iPad Review

You never quite know what you're going to get with Grasshopper Manufacture, but it's usually strange enough to make you check whether someone's slipped something in your drink.

So it probably won't come as a monumental shock to find that its iOS debut involves catching live prey and feeding it to frogs.

In what amounts to a live-action hidden object game, you can spend as long as you like just tapping away in the undergrowth, picking up dragonflies, butterflies, flies, snails and, of course, grasshoppers.

When you spot something rustling in nature's underbelly, you can tap that too, and then quickly satisfy its desire to chow down on something wriggly and crunchy.

How long you keep going is probably more down to your OCD tendencies than anything, but with dozens of frog species and even more achievements to shoot for, it will most likely be longer than you should.

So, no, it's nothing like you expected from the makers of Michigan and Killer 7, but maybe that was the whole point.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPod Touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

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What's Hot: An overall relaxing experience, feeding the frogs, discovering new species.

What's Not: Gets a bit repetitive.

3/5