We’d like to thank our sponsor for this week, Seven Islands from LionStar Studios. Seven Islands is a brand new endless runner that’s anything but generic. It tasks you with traversing, you guessed it, seven islands that are each themed on one of the seven cardinal sins.
There’s a unique challenge to overcome based on the sin each island is associated with, but don’t worry – you won’t be going in blind. You’re given a clue at the start of each level to help prepare you for the new challenges ahead.
And you’ll need all the help you can get, as the difficulty quickly ramps up. This isn’t your traditional casual endless runner. It’s level-based, and it’s far from easy.
It plays like a traditional endless runner though. You’ll swipe right and left to dodge obstacles, jump over stuff, and collect a bunch of helpful items like stones, coins, treasure, and diamonds.
Seven Islands, seven deadly sins
Unlike most in the genre, Seven Islands has a plot to follow, which is pretty neat. You’re trying to rescue your mother who’s been kidnapped, and have to overcome each of the islands to do so. Only then will you rescue your mother.
You play as Ace, the Prince of the Kingdom, but there are a bunch of other characters to unlock too. As you may have guessed, these are also based on the seven deadly sins, with each representing a different one.
Aesthetically, Seven Islands will appeal to fans of Monument Valley or retro games. The levels are made up of lo-fi pastel shades against a beautiful backdrop of a star-filled sky. The events of the game might be tense, but the scenery is far from it.
Seven Islands is out right now on the App Store for free. If you’d like more information about the game, check out the official website or follow developer LionStar Studios on Twitter and Instagram.