In Granny Smith, there’s a lil’ masked rollerskating punk who nabs Granny’s apples and she’s not gonna take this sitting down. She laces up an old pair of skates and chases him down. Sure, it’s a simple concept but it’s also makes for a rather enjoyable and quirky platformer.
The levels in Granny Smith are short and sweet and generally can be played in under a minute. With each run you’ll guide your roller skating granny and have her jump over obstacles, use her cane to ride telephone wires and smash through plenty of buildings. With so much variety as well as a simple two-button control scheme each course plays slightly differently.
Skating through each course can be done in a sitting or two but completing 100% of each level is a horse of a different color. Hello frustration. You need to have great timing, reflexes and a bit of course memorization aptitude. While I usually love this style of gameplay, a mere slip up here or there results in failure and therein lies the frustration. Not such a bad thing…but it does put a halt on the fun.. not such a good thing.
The Bottom Line: 7.5/10 (Good)
Granny Smith’s shortness and uneven difficulty spikes in some of the stages makes it fall a bit short…still damn good and fun though.