You may remember that towards the end of last year, HAL Labaratory - the studio behind such franchises as Kirby, Earthbound, and Super Smash Bros. - released its first smartphone game in Japan. Now, and with a slight name change, the game has finally been released worldwide.

Now titled Part Time UFO for western audiences, the game sees you using a claw - not too dissimilar from the ones that never give you prizes at arcades - to help people with their daily tasks. The idea is used quite extensively, too, with the same mechanic being used in a variety of different ways such as stacking things on top of one another, moving furniture around, and plonking cheerleaders on each other's shoulders to create formations.

The game is available from iOS, Google Play, and Amazon stores for $3.99 / £3.99 and has no in-app purchases. This means, of course, that you'll be paying that one-off cost to play the game without having to worry about spending too much on microtransactions or having to wait for certain things to unlock later down the line.

Will you be giving this one a try?

[via toucharcade.com]