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Adventures of Poco Eco: Lost Sounds Review
If you like your games to sport gorgeous audio and visuals, you’ll probably want to take a gander at Adventures of Poco Eco: Lost Sounds, which Pocket Gamer scored an impressive 9 out of 10 in their review.
Levels mainly play out like little puzzles. There are buttons to push that rearrange the scenery, and amps to find that unlock even more buttons.
It’s all delightfully sedate, and there’s a chilled out vibe that permeates everything. Some might find the hand-holding a little too tight, but in a way that’s the whole point: you’re here to see and do rather than fathom.
Posted March 23, 2015 via Pocket Gamer
The Sleeping Prince: Royal Edition - Premium version of ex-Free To Play game released
The Sleeping Prince was originally released late last year as free to play and showed lots of promise. But players really didn’t like how free to play was implemented in the game and the developer agreed. They pulled the game, removed the energy mechanic and all in-app purchases and made the game what it was all along at it’s heart — a unique premium platformer. The new update is out now for $1.99.
Posted March 17, 2015 by Jeff Scott
King of Thieves Now Available on Android
King of Thieves, ZeptoLab’s unique platforming / PvP game, is available on Android via Google Play. You control your very own adorable thief and strike out to steal gold and gems from other players in hopes of making a name for yourself on the game’s leaderboards. Since most players have the good sense to protect their lairs with traps galore, getting away with thievery takes some fancy footwork.
King of Thieves is free, and you can download it for Android here.
Posted March 6, 2015 by Nadia Oxford
Endless Skier Alto's Adventure Released
Alto’s Adventure is a very pretty endless runner / skier. Released today by Snowman ($1.99, App Store), the game is a very beautiful looking downhill Ski Safari type game. Set in a beautiful procedurally generated alpine world, tricks are done with just one touch to jump/rotate the skier while in the air to gather coins and power up from jumps.
Beautiful game well worth the two buck price tag.
Posted February 19, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Do you like a challenge? VVVVVV (that’s six Vs for those counting at home) is a super-tough, super fun platformer that’s been out for several years on other platforms, but has just made its way to iOS. And the App Store is all the better for it.
In this game you play as a pixelated captain whose crew members have been scattered all over the map. It’s up to you to traverse the 2D environments to gather them back on the ship. There’s one big catch: Instead of being able to jump like in most platformers, here you can upend gravity. Tap the right side of the screen, and your character shoots vertically into their air until he hits the ceiling, which then becomes his floor. It might sound like a simple tweak on standard platform gameplay, but in the hands of developer Terry Cavanagh (who also made Super Hexagon), it leads to all kinds of creative conundrums. (more…)
Posted June 12, 2014 by Chris Reed
Sometimes You Die Review
While there have been plenty of abstract mobile games that use basic shapes as characters, few of them challenge your notions of games themselves. Sometimes You Die offers a creative take on simple platforming, with a cerebral twist that makes it above average.
The controls couldn’t be simpler: You pilot a black square with easy left, right, and jump buttons. When you make your way to the exit, you’ll scroll over to the next screen as techno music loops and a computerized voice taunts you with psychological insights.
The twist arrives when you have to sacrifice your character to provide a route to the exit. You have unlimited lives, and can crawl over the corpses of your previous iterations to scale walls or cross a bed of spikes. If your path becomes too choked with dead, you can hit a reset button to try the level again.
The few dozen levels fly by quickly, especially if you’re experienced with platformers. There is also an ultra-challenging maze of bonus levels available beyond the main game that introduces a gravity-altering dynamic.
Posted April 8, 2014 by Andrew Podolsky
Rayman Fiesta Run Review
The sequel to last year’s Rayman Jungle Run (our pick for 2012’s Game of the Year Award), Rayman Fiesta Run offers much of the same automated run-and-jump gameplay that made the first game such a fast mover. Rayman (or one of his many selectable sidekicks) will run through the levels on his own, while you time the jumps, wall-jumps, punches, glides, and other acrobatic moves by pressing buttons on the screen. But unlike high-score games where the only goal is to survive, in Rayman Fiesta Run you also have to collect 100 firefly-like “lums” to obtain a perfect score.
Rayman Fiesta Run is the ideal combination of high-quality production values and thoughtful game design, with a range of challenges that scale along with the player’s skills. It’s a high-energy party, well worth the price of admission, and one we’ll be enjoying and talking about for a long time.
Posted November 7, 2013 by Andrew Podolsky
If feel-good movies have taught us anything, it’s that even the seemingly most insignificant individual can be a hero. In that vein, the shadowy, wide-eyed protagonist of Badland for iOS is a hero twice over. Not only does the little guy undertake a quest to save his world, but he also brings new life to side scrollers and endless runners, two genres oh-so in need of some fresh air.
Badland puts you in the fur of a nameless bat-hedgehog hybrid who wakes up one day to find his forest home in peril. Pipes, sinister constructs, and deadly traps have somehow intermingled with the vegetation. You need to get to the bottom of the weird invasion.
Badland mixes side-scrolling action with some endless runner elements. Levels automatically scroll from left to right, and there are plenty of obstacles to impede your progress. If you get pushed off the screen, you presumably go squish.
Posted April 5, 2013 by Nadia Oxford