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Flips: Silent But Deadly Review

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Posted by James Newton

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The range of Flips books available on DSiWare keeps on growing, with Silent but Deadly the latest in the Too Ghoul for School range released. With the same interface and style as previous entries in the series, you won’t be surprised to hear it “plays” as well as the other entries, with a smooth page-turning system making it easy to navigate, and the font nice and clear, though there's no option to scale the text if you find it too small.

Tapping on certain emboldened words and character names will trigger a sound effect or bring up a character profile, and although it's not the most exciting addition it still keeps you playing attention. Should your focus wane, the touch screen gets covered in dust that you have to wipe off with the stylus!

As for the story itself, it’s a tale of teachers, pupils and transmogrifying gas clouds, with the series’ usual penchant for the enjoyably crude. It’s a decent length, with quizzes to break up chapters and keep you a bit more interested in the book at hand, and there’s a bonus book to unlock as well, though it’s not quite as long as the main story


If you’ve enjoyed previous entries in the series, you’ll know what to expect from this: mischievous kids, duplicitous teachers and just the right amount of toilet humour. The interface works well and it’s easy to find yourself reading just a little longer than you’d thought, so you could easily while away a few hours with this one.

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User Comments (7)



Sean_Aaron said:

Any review with "transmogrifying" in it rates a 10/10. Great stuff James and no, I don't think these are intended for adults - unless you like "young adult" reading.



Chunky_Droid said:

Considering "Silent but Deadly" is often referred to as a fart that doesn't make a sound, I doubt this is for anyone above Junior High (or whatever you call it over there)



suburban_sensei said:

I am with Chunky Droid on this one. If your game title reminds people of farts and/or crap...you are probably off to a bad start.



Kyloctopus said:

You don't tell us much about the story, You probably haven't even read a whole page of this Mr. Reviewer



Chunky_Droid said:

@Koops: There's not much point spoiling the story, just the basic premise and the controls are generally fine for this kind of review.

Telling the story of an action/adventure game, sure. Telling the story for an interactive book, being that you'd buy it to read the story, not so.



xAlias said:

The phrase, "Silent but Deadly" DOES relate to farting and/or creating an air biscuit.

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