Don’t Wake Up Grumpy is a game that involves sea creatures, color matching, problem solving and one tired, grumpy narwhal. To play the game you must draw a line from the sea creatures to the home that matches their color. The trick is to make sure you don’t let any of the creatures bump into each other or any of the underwater bubbles. If you pop a bubble or if three animals cross paths then you will have disturbed Narwhal and look out. He’s going to be grumpy!

The turtles, sea horse and fish each move at different speeds so you must consider that factor when you’re directing the sea traffic. Each is also worth a different amount of points when they make it home successfully. Points are taken away for collisions. Don’t Wake Up Grumpy has six levels that increase in difficulty and the speed of the sea creatures. The artwork for this app comes from John Kurtz. You may not know his name but take a peek at his website and I’m quite certain you’ll recognize some of his work. Some Goldfish crackers for my kids and a Coke with plenty of ice for me sounds great right about now. In this app John’s taken one of the world’s more unusual, less known animals and drawn him a personality.

Don’t Wake Up Grumpy has levels that are easy enough for younger players and levels that will be challenging for the older ones. It’s a good game for the whole family. I like the fact that there’s no destruction or mayhem in the app. Just good old fashioned grumpiness.

On another note, John Kurtz has a website called Claus Kids. There children can play Christmas themed games and activities. You’ll even find a certain grumpy sea friend in the site’s cast of characters.

Price when Reviewed: $.99

See the app in iTunes

Seller: Kurtz Art Studio

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.

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