Taking pictures is fun, especially with your iPhone or iPad camera, and then uploading them is great when you share those images with friends. So why not take this fun one step further and play a game with the pictures you take? Catch N Shoot (A Bug’s Life) is all about taking images of insects. Yes, that’s right those tiny little critters that creep and crawl around the home, in the garden or simply out there in the fields.
Taking pictures of bugs means you will be tasked with the objective of snapping ladybirds, wasps, bees, butterflies, cicadas, dragonflies, house flies, centipedes, wood lice caterpillars, ants, beetles, cockroaches and spiders to name but a few of the bugs and insects you will have to take pictures of to get as many points on the board as you can.
Each level you play will have one or more bugs in which you will need to capture and take a picture of it. To obtain the highest score you will need to be quick as the shorter time you take to collect the images and fewer pictures you take, the higher your score will be. So, given a task of taking a picture of say a dragonfly, an ant and a bee, you would need to take three shots and in a timeframe as short as possible, to get the highest possible score.
But you will of course need to take care as some insects do sting or bite, so caution should be adopted when getting close to the insect you are snapping. The game itself contains many delightful and pleasant environments, and several levels to get through. You will be able to control your camera via a device motion sensor, which will have an accelerometer and a compass. Alternatively, you could just use the D-Pad or swipe your finger over your screen.
Beginners should start with the lowest level and advance in time to the highest level; there are three levels to play with – easy, normal and hard. The app also contains some educational facts about the insects you are trying to capture and it will tell you whether that bug will sting you or not. If your device has a vibration feature you can even turn on this mode when, and if, you get stung! Catch N Shoot – A Bug’s Life has a few demo videos on YouTube for you to see if you want to play a bug’s life!