Posts Tagged platforming

Rabbit Journey Review

Rabbit Journey Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Rabbit Journey has more than a few cool concepts but the controls really drag it down.

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Sheep Up! Review

Sheep Up! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Who knew something as simple as a change in perspective could make such a big difference?

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LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias takes all the wind play from the original and ups the ante. A lot.

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Scorched Monster Review

Scorched Monster Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Guide this adventurer and his trusty flamethrower through lots of different environments, reducing monsters to ashes.

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ILLUSIA 2 Review

ILLUSIA 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
GAMEVIL follows up one of their lesser-known titles, but has time (and a bit more effort) allowed the sequel to surpass the original? Not exactly, no.

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Peakour Review

Peakour Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Build a better obstacle course to help PeaG get to his target safely. With style, of course.

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Requiem: Unleashed Review

Requiem: Unleashed Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
"Unleashed" feels like the wrong choice of words for a game with gated content, but it's still fun regardless.

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Prince of Persia Classic Review

Prince of Persia Classic Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
And here it is, the more contemporary Prince of Persia scaled back to the original Prince of Persia. Confused? Don't be. It's the same classic that we all know and love, just with a bit of a face-lift.

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Kung Fu Rabbit to Save Baby Bunnies Soon

Being a cute and cuddly critter must really suck. It seems like the more adorable something is, the more likely it’ll be harassed by zombies or space aliens or something. In the case of Kung Fu Rabbit it’s decidedly the latter. An entire village of fluffy bunny children has been abducted and it’s up to the lone remaining Kung Fu master to bring them all home.

Players will jump, slide, wall-jump/slide and beat the tar out of baddies throughout 70 levels. With two different difficulty modes, no less. Carrots can be earned and spent on various accouterments, lending a bit of a personal touch to each individual’s rabbit. Some will no doubt also like to know that Kung Fu Rabbit will support Airplay (720p), iCloud and the iCade.

Release details are still a bit lacking in specificity, but Kung Fu Rabbit should be making its way onto the App Store in early March. There’s also no official word on a price, but it’s going to be universal so at least we know


When I first played Terra Noctis, I came away with an incredibly positive opinion. Sure it had its share of problems. In fact, it had a ton of small ones. However it was still a cool platformer that was well worth the somewhat hefty (comparably) price of $2.99 at the time. The cost has dropped down to $0.99 since then, but even that might be “too much” some some frugal shoppers. Which is why BulkyPix has brought in Everyplay Interactive to adapt a special free-to-play edition they’re calling Terra Noctis: Free Dreaming.

Free Dreaming is more or less the exact same game, albeit with a few noticeable adjustments (and a lot that aren’t so noticeable). It is, of course, free. Players can enjoy the same level of content found in the original, purchase power-ups in the shop, unlock levels with red fairies, etc… The freemium content is there, mostly in the form of purchasable fairies, but refusing to pay doesn’t gate off content so much as evenly pace its distribution. With the exception of a “Fairy Cloner” that permanently doubles the amount of fairies earned, it can all be acquired normally with a bit of patience.

In addition to the new payment (or lack thereof) model, as well as some stylish hats, there have been a number of small improvements that add up to make this the version to own. The Pumpkin Shop is accessible from anywhere, even mid-level. The shop’s interface is much easier to navigate. Virtually all of the tiny bugs and crashes have been squashed.

This definitive edition of one of the App Store’s best (and prettiest) platformers is available right now. And as I’ve already said it’s completely free. No more excuses, people.


FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-02-02 :: Category: Games

JAZZ: Trump’s Journey Review

JAZZ: Trump’s Journey Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Egg Ball and BulkyPix have made what might very well be the first-ever video game (loosely) based on Luis Armstrong's life. And it's GOOD.

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TheColossusAge Review

TheColossusAge Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help the Bonemaul Orc Queen take down massive colossi in this bizarre platform jumper.

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Egg Ball and BulkyPix are about to release a new platformer on the App Store. Please hold all sarcastic golf claps until I’ve finished. It’s not exactly an under-represented genre, but JAZZ: Trump’s Journey certainly looks to be a stand-out title.

It’s not just the traipsing through New Orleans circa the 1920′s. It’s also the awesomely stylized graphics, as well as the plot (inspired by the life of one Louis Armstrong no less) involving bringing jazz music to life for the first time in human history. Then there’s the way the game’s music will build, layer upon layer, as Trump begins recruiting musicians. There’s so much about this game that sounds awesome.

Of course, we’ll have to wait for it to come out before knowing if it lives up to expectations. It certainly looks like it will, though. Fortunately it won’t be an incredibly long wait. JAZZ: Trump’s Journey is scheduled for a universal January 19th release. No word yet on a price but I’m going to assume that whatever it is, it’ll be worth it.

Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Help a young girl navigate through her reality-defying nightmare.

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Lumi Review

Lumi Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Bring light back to a darkened world with the help of a gravity-defying, glowing mouse-thing.

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Wind-Up Knight Review

Wind-Up Knight Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Wind-Up Knight has finally made the move from Android to iOS, and the App Store is all the better for it.

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Terra Noctis Review

Terra Noctis Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help an adorable nightmare realize his frightening potential in this beautiful platformer.

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Tongue Tied! Review

Tongue Tied! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A challenging but stylish twist on the physics platforming genre.

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Back in July, we reported that WiiWare hit LostWinds was making its way to the iPhone and iPad later this year. With a mere two and a bit weeks until the end of the year, we’ve just received more interesting news about it – specifically a gameplay video and rough idea of when it’s set for release.

Touted as a Holiday Season release, LostWinds promises innovative platform-adventuring fun that sets to embrace touch screen controls in a similar way in that the Wii version embraced motion controls.

Players wield the impressive elemental based powers of Enril the Wind Spirit, from subtle breezes to fearsome tornados. All this forms some thrilling puzzles and exploration while guiding young Toku whose mission is to release a curse placed upon the world.

LostWinds was a critical hit for the Wii and understandably so. It’s certainly one to watch for iOS owners in the near future.

Figaro Wig HD Review

Figaro Wig HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Figaro Wig HD is a platformer title centered around the adventures of a wig. Different? Oh yes.

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Inertia: Escape Velocity Review

Inertia: Escape Velocity Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Inertia: Escape Velocity gives players complete control over gravity, but it's up to them to master its use.

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Dog Based Adventures With Tongue Tied

There’s something heart warming about the companionship between two dogs, even if those dogs happen to be attached by the tongue such as Mick & Ralph in Mojo Bones’ first iOS title: Tongue Tied.

Arriving in early December, Tongue Tied follows the exploits of Mick & Ralph as they traverse their way through 50 levels, hoping to eventually retrieve the WonderBone. As the names and concept suggests, it’s going to be a pretty zany ride with an entertaining combination of platforming and physics puzzling.

It promises to include numerous tricks and bonuses to keep things interesting as well as a form of levelling up system, leading to many unlockables. Besides the 50 story levels, there’s also the promise of 30 separate DogHouse levels boosting the replayability of the title.

With a graphical style that clearly takes a few ideas from classic cartoons, I reckon Tongue Tied will be ideal for young and old alike.

Tongue Tied will be out next month. For now, gaze at the gameplay trailer and screenshots below.

Hellbreak Review

Hellbreak Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hellbreak might be about escaping the horrors of Down Below, but should it really be this tough?

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EDGE Extended Review

EDGE Extended Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
EDGE Extended may sound like a "director's cut" version of the original EDGE but make no mistake, it's a sequel through-and-through.

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GoatUp Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Llamasoft's take on platformers is certainly odd, but it's also quite a bit of fun.

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The Last Rocket Review

The Last Rocket Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Last Rocket is a fantastic retro-inspired platformer with oodles of personality and charm.

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HamStar is a very cute looking game indeed. While no one could deny that there are plenty of different physics based puzzle games on the App Store, one that has been so lovingly developed as this, is worth taking a look at.

From a team of merely two developers, HamStar is all about the plight of young Elmo the hamster. He’s stuck you see and all on his own. He needs help in working his way through the 60+ levels on offer. As one would expect from a hamster, he’s stuck in his own hamster ball and needs to be swiped in the right direction to navigate the levels and pop the star balloons as he goes along. It’s not as easy as that of course though with red balloons, hamster wheels and falling toys all getting in the way. At times it might be a little frustrating but the general cutesy experience is bound to win people over.

Perhaps best of all is that HamStar is free to try with in-app purchases available for those who want to put some money down towards the experience. For $1.99 everything can be unlocked with lesser purchases also available such as to remove the adverts within the game.

HamStar is out now. Get to saving little Elmo!

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-07-28 :: Category: Games

A main crux of the platformer genre has always been remaining in complete control of your onscreen avatar.  It would stand to reason that in order to effectively navigate the labyrinths that are platforming games that being able to see your character might be a key component of being successful. Invisible Runner 2 turns that assertion on its ear in a big way by making your character completely invisible.  That’s right, INVISIBLE.

The only way that the protagonist can be seen is by consuming pellets that will make it visible for a brief sliver of time. The trailer below might flesh out this concept a bit more clearly:

If you couldn’t tell already, this isn’t your everyday Mario Bros. clone.  This brand new and completely free game has twenty five stages of outstanding reflex testing insanity for players to sink their teeth into.  Buy the game soon though, because who knows when the free pricetag could disappear.

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-03 :: Category: Games

Cordy Review

Cordy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
No beating around the bush: Cordy is a fantastic platformer.

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MaXplosion Review

MaXplosion Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It "borrows" a lot from a fairly obvious source, but MaXplosion doesn't come close to the real thing.

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