Five Nights At Freddy’s

$2.99

3.9

Introduction

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a series of game. It is based on horror and survival. It is the usual point and click video game. The whole franchise comprises of five main games and a spin-off. The game is a weird yet interesting mix of tossing aside series conventions that call back to the first game. 

It gives you creeps, it sends chills down your spine and it is a perfect mixture of horror and touch and tap games. Scott Cawthon has brought to his users a game that keeps them transfixed in their seats and builds fear in them gradually.

Features

The game focuses more on the varying themes it has but still allows room for some fun features that make the experience that much more worthwhile. Have a look at the features I have discussed below for better understanding of the game.

Characters

As mentioned earlier, each of the five mini games has a different theme which gives way to newer characters. Firstly there are the human characters; the main character is an unnamed boy going through nightmares. But the ones you play as are night security guards working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. The name of the guard in the first Five Nights at Freddy’s is Mike Schmidt, however Jeremy Fitzgerald is the guard for the entire main five nights and the bonus sixth night, who is replaced by Fritz Smith for a custom seventh night. Other human characters in the game are much on the sidelines and don’t have any names.

After the human characters come the antagonists of the game who are all animatronics. In the first game we have Freddy Fazbear, Foxy the Pirate Fox,  Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken.

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And Golden Freddy who can crash the game with his awesome jump scares. The second game features newer versions of same characters with slightly different names like Toys Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Mangle.

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The only new character in the third game is Springtrap who’s an updated version of Bonnie, all others are previously seen ones, same is the story for the fourth game but Circus Baby, Ballora and Ennard are introduced in the fifth game.  

In my opinion all these characters are designed in the way that is enough to make the hair at your back stand. They are extremely creepy and spooky.

Five Nights At Freddy’s IOS Game Play

The game features an interesting and a rather unorthodox one. The main and the only object of the game is to survive each of the nights at a pizza place where the animatronics come to life at night and wander around the halls seeking victims. Being a security guard, all you can do is flash your light at dark places to make sense of your surroundings and you open and close doors one at a time to avoid the monsters lurking around but if you happen to shine your light outside a door while one of the mascots is there, the game will be over with a nice jump scare. You can, however, flip through security cameras and listen in on sounds to get an idea of where the evil animatronics might be.  You need to be alert and wary of your surroundings to be a step ahead of the animatronics.

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Levels

The game has five levels in total that represent the five nights to be specific. Though, on surviving these five nights, a sixth level unlocks i.e. more difficult as compared to the previous five levels.  If the player survives this level then the custom night option unlocks which allows player to set difficulty of each player according to his will.

Difficulty Level

The game’s difficulty increases with each night you survive, in the earlier stages some characters’ moving patterns can be anticipated and it is easier it survive but these patterns get much more difficult to find as the game progresses not to mention that you can no longer use doors to defend you later on in the game. There is a customizable seventh night in the first, second and fourth games which allow you to customize the AI level of each monster.  

Graphics & Sound Effects

I think it’s safe to say that the game isn’t winning any awards for the best graphics but on the other hand I don’t think it needs to. The graphics may not be highly polished and defined but in a strange way, they do justice to the theme of the game and make it feel uncanny and give you that feeling of unease. It has a spooky and creepy aura that sure sends chills down your spine. 

The soundtrack of the game is like that cheery music you expect to hear at a pizza place but given the right atmosphere it does run a chill off your spine. The ambient and office noises like the phone ringing are pretty decent too and set up the scene rather well.  

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Other Special Features

The special features of the game include more than 30 characters that you can unlock in the spin off game from all the first four Five Nights at Freddy’s games and also Coffee from The Desolate Hope, Chipper from Chipper and Sons Lumber Co, Funtime Foxy from Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, and Anime dude, the man in Scott Cawthons logo. There are also a few mini games you can unlock after you the ending of each night although they are retro styled games like old arcade games with poor graphics and not much to do. 

Bottom Line:

In summary, Five Nights at Freddy’s is much more than just a simple point and click game, it’s more of a survival game and requires a few wits and a wary mind to allow you to win, it’s not scary enough to give you nightmares but at times it can surely freak you out. It’s not for everyone to enjoy but it’s interesting how you can make a game which arms you with nothing more than a flashlight. I would recommend those people who like taking risks and enjoy horror things to try it for once. You guys will surely love playing it.

Specification

Compatible Devices iOS Universal
Version Off App 1.1
Version iOS 8 or later
Size 48.06 MB
Developer Scott Cawthon
Genre Horror

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