Version Reviewed: 1.0.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Distinctly cute in nature, don't be foiled by Mighty Adventure. It's actually fairly tricky. That doesn't make it less fun but it will require some practice and timing.
You control three cute little jumpers as they run through various landscapes, taking out the enemies all around them. It's a simple story with a simple end game (defeat the evil boss and save the land), but it offers a few interesting twists. The most prominent of these is that all three characters offer different abilities and it's imperative that you switch between them regularly.
Mighty Adventure is an auto-runner so there's not much time to switch things around which is where things get trickier. One of the creatures can double jump, proving quite useful when traversing significant gaps. Another can jump then perform a stomping move to flatten any enemies in their path. The third can jump, followed by performing a dash move to speed through the air. Each of these characters has a vital role to play and it's down to you to figure out when that moment is.
Mighty Adventure helps by providing some guidance via the collectibles that litter each stage. Often, they give some kind of indication as to the character that's needed to grab them, whether they're lined up in a line ready for the dash move or in an M shape, ready for a double jump.
That's convenient as a lot of Mighty Adventure relies on instinct. To truly succeed, you're going to have to replay a few stages to memorize what's expected of you. That's sometimes satisfying but other times, it feels like the game's inflating its length artificially.
Still, there's a fair amount to like about Mighty Adventure. It feels like a real platformer, rather than an auto-runner masquerading as one, and the thought process required keeps you on your toes. Throw in the cuteness and Mighty Adventure is quite appealing for platforming fans.