Posts Tagged platformer
It’s Fourth Of July here in the states, and everyone is celebrating with sales on their apps, including EA, Chillingo, Crytek, WB Games and more. Let’s take a look, shall we?
First up is EA – from July 2th until July 9th, all their games will be $0.99 or free. Their pitch basically amounts to an “all our stuff is on sale” sale. That said, here are a few great games you should definitely pick up at these low prices.
Warner Bros. are also doing a “Everything is $0.99″ sale, maybe just to prove they can. It’s nice to see some competition here, but the indies are sure to feel the pinch. Even so, there are some great games to save money on. Here are a few we dig.
There are also some games on sale for Independence Day that don’t hearken from the juggernauts of electronic gaming, but they’re still worth your time and monies. Check ‘em out below, but be sure to check the price before you buy – some of these are on sale starting on the 4th itself.
After making a splash with their last game Sprinkle, Mediocre Games has announced that their follow-up project is going in a slightly more old-fashioned direction. Get ready to steal back some apples in the most extreme way possible when Granny Smith arrives on the App Store this August.
When a thief on wheels starts raiding Granny’s apple garden, she decides to take matters into her own hands and catch him. Using her trusty speed skates, Granny will race, jump, glide, swing, zip, and smash her way to justice. This racing platformer will feature 36 “hand crafted levels” of fast-paced action spread across three different environments from barnyards to cityscapes.
Crashing also seems to play a big part in the game and if the trailer is to be believed, Granny knows how to crash in style. It makes sense though considering how important physics were in Sprinkle’s puzzles.
Granny’s mission starts this August on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches everywhere.
[image credit: droidgamers.com ]
CatfishBlues Games has just introduced a new hack-n-slash game for iOS called Zantetsuken. After trying to pronounce Zantetsuken out loud a few more times, let’s take a look at the game.
Unlike most hack-n-slash games, it isn’t just the monsters the player slashes, it’s the game environment as well. Literally everything is slashable! The game follows Ran the Kunoichi (give a go at pronouncing that one too) as she hacks through enemies with her legendary sword, Zantetsu (at least that’s one syllable less than the name of the game). The game is a platformer, so the goal is to get to the end of the level. Bonuses are hidden in the game’s environment. So not only is it possible to hack apart the levels, it’s encouraged!
The game has 50 levels in five different worlds.
Zantetsuken is 50% for the launch at $0.99. So anyone sick of the traditional hack-n-slashers need look no farther than Zantetsuken. Or, as the app description says, “Are you tired of always and only cutting fruit?”
Video games may often times leave players feeling like they have accomplished something significant but usually it’s just in their own minds. However, what if a game was used to help raise awareness and overcome a real-world issue? CB Labs and their partners at Do Something are doing just that with The Adventures of Timmy: Run Kitty Run, a game designed to highlight harmful teen bullying.
In the game, players take control of Timmy, a young boy with an adorable cat suit and a powerful imagination. Unfortunately, when a pretty girl tries to befriend him only to be stolen by Mitch the school bully, Timmy will have to conquer his shyness to conquer Mitch’s treehouse lair and rescue her.
However, the game is more than just a 2D platforming adventure. It’s also a tool to educate players about the dangers of real-life bullying. The game is filled with anti-bullying tips and includes a quiz players can take to see how bad the bullying problem is at their school. The results will then be used to rank the nation, states, districts and schools levels based on the issue.
The Adventures of Timmy: Run Kitty Run is available now on the App Store. Additionally, to further help get the word put on bullying, it will be free for the duration of Do Something’s campaign.
Released: 2011-09-30 :: Category: Games
Retro-looking games are always a fun distraction from the high-end graphics and expensive production of games from big developers. Captain Nova is one of those old school-style games.
Captain Nova has crashed on a strange planet and lost pieces of his ship all over the planet’s surface (this reminds me a bit of an old Sega Genesis game, Toe Jam and Earl). Of course, the planet is filled with all kinds of evil creatures that want to prevent the captain from retrieving his lost spaceship pieces.
The game includes 30 challenging levels and an original soundtrack to accompany the game. The game looks like it’s setup in the standard, 2D platformer style with a D-pad for movement and a single button (the “A” button in this case) for actions. The captain collects gears on the various levels and looks to pick up power-ups like a cups of coffee. Apparently Captain Nova likes his caffeine.
The game is going for $0.99.