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Cover Orange is an iOS, Android and flash game developed by German studio FDG Entertainment and released on November 16, 2010.[1] It is a port of an Adobe Flash game of the same name.


Throughout each level, the player must place down stage elements to alter the environment and protect oranges from the acid rain of an evil cloud.[2] These stage elements may vary in any way, from a triangular block to spiked balls that destroy ice to the oranges themselves. The cloud is activated by the last placed element, so there is no changing the setup once that is done.[3] If the player causes an orange to fall off the stage or get hit by the acid rain, they will be forced to restart the level.[4] There are some stars the player can receive that boost their score: one for completing the level, one for placing down all of the stage elements within a time limit, and one for tapping a star during the acid rain downpour when it appears.


Review scores
Publication Score
GamePro 4/5 stars[5]
Gamezebo 4/5 stars[6]
IGN 8.5/10[7]
Jeuxvideo 16/20[8]
Touch Arcade 4/5 stars[9]
Macworld 4/5 stars[11]

The game has a Metacritic score of 82% based on 8 critics.[12] The HD version has a rating of 85% based on 4 critics.[13]

SlideToPlay wrote "We were soundly impressed by the level design, animation, and creativity of Cover Orange HD. It's a Must Have game for the iPad, especially if you love other great physics puzzlers like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope."[1] GamePro said "Like other great physics puzzlers on the App Store, Cover Orange consistently adds plenty of variation to its puzzles as players progress."[5] Touch Arcade said "I know it's not the same sort of game, but if you like Angry Birds and its ilk, I think Cover Orange will be worth your while - there's just a spiritual similarity of sorts going on there."[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Podolsky, Andrew (November 29, 2010). Cover Orange HD iPad Review. Slide to Play. Retrieved on September 22, 2019
  2. Griffin, Joe (February 18, 2011). Cover Orange. Retrieved on September 23, 2019
  3. Broida, Rick (January 31, 2011). Cover Orange: Best game since Cut the Rope?. Retrieved on September 23, 2019
  4. Moses, Toby (February 13, 2011). Cover Orange – review. Retrieved on September 23, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 Rigney, Ryan (December 3, 2010). App Store Games of the Week December 3rd Edition. Retrieved on September 22, 2019
  6. Webster, Andrew (January 22, 2011). Cover Orange Review. Retrieved on September 22, 2019
  7. Hatfield, Daemon (February 11, 2011). Cover Orange Review. Ziff Davis. Retrieved on September 22, 2019
  8. Test : Cover Orange (January 21, 2011). Retrieved on September 22, 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 Patterson, Blake (January 29, 2011). Physics Puzzler ‘Cover Orange’ Is Clever and a Good Bit of Fun. Retrieved on September 22, 2019
  10. Caravella, Vinny (April 6, 2011). Cover Orange Review. Retrieved on September 22, 2019
  11. La, Lynn (February 7, 2011). Cover Orange for iOS. Retrieved on September 22, 2019
  12. Cover Orange. Metacritic.
  13. Cover Orange HD. Metacritic.

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