Yipe 5: Lite RPG – Attack of Idle Hands

No longer available in the App Store

Yipe 5 is a wonderfully slick, retro-style RPG that continues on from the old Yipe quest games for Mac OS. It’s great fun, quite challenging, with plenty of items to earn gold for. The graphics are simple but well done, and quite comical. Grinding is needed, but because there are so many things to buy and the gold comes in quite quickly, it isn’t a chore. Monsters respawn in a managable way (about one per screen) so you don’t get overwhelmed. The game also includes a lot of humour.

As another plus, it has minimal battery drain. You can also buy a toy model of the main Idle Hands monster. The developers are also planning to add “more quests and secrets” in future updates, and have been looking at OpenFeint.

Genre: Classic RPG
Character: icon, choice of power, sneaky or enchant
Story: amusing, original King-gives-quests story
Gear: weapons, armour, amulets
Sidequests: some
Treasure: food and money from monster drops, chests
Features: humour, paid-resurrection
Grinding: Moderate
Links: AppStore
Official site