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Articles tagged with "Platformers"

Retro platforming shooter Megatroid Android game really innovates

Megatroid is a game from Triolith Entertainment, who also brought us Wisp and Thunder Bang. It's a simple platforming shooter inspired by retro titles like Mega Man and Metroid, though the game didn't feel very Metroid to me without the exploration elements. It's a solid title with some really uniqu ... Full Article »

February 1, 2013 6:00pm

Android App Video Review: Sleepwalker's Journey

After being knocked from your sleeping place on the crescent moon, our protagonist begins sleepwalking back towards it. It's up to the player to keep this unknowing fool alive by manipulating the environment around him as he walks. This includes but isn't limited to: Moving platforms and ramps, turn ... Full Article »

December 28, 2012 4:25pm

Android App Video Review: Oscura

You are Oscura, the guardian of a special lighthouse. This lighthouse keeps all the dark forces in the world at bay, and one day, the light is shattered and scattered about the world. Now, it's up to you to restore the light bit by bit, and the horrific creatures of darkness will be there to stop yo ... Full Article »

December 22, 2012 2:00pm

Inertia: Escape Velocity is an anti-gravitational good time

Inertia: Escape Velocity is notable for doing something completely different from other platformers for your phone. Yeah, it has a lot of jumping around and stuff, but it's got a legitimate hook that makes it far more interesting than your average platformer. Inertia's hook is that you're in space, ... Full Article »

October 11, 2012 6:30am

Android App Video Review: Thief Lupin!

The set up involves the King of Thieves sending out a letter of challenge to all the greatest thieves in the world, asking that they climb various tower structures to collect all the treasures that lie within. The gameplay is simple one button platforming goodness. Every floor of a tower changes the ... Full Article »

June 22, 2012 3:03pm

Gunman Clive puts a bullet into terrible platformers

Platforming and onscreen controls. Those two words are enough to make hardcore mobile gamers cringe. Like first person shooters, platform games on smartphones are often atrocious or merely mediocre. Only a few select titles have managed to rise above the shoddy controls. Developer Bertil Hörberg br ... Full Article »

June 16, 2012 3:30pm

Android App Video Review: Super Bit Dash

As you run through a randomly selected set of pre-made rooms, you'll have to avoid various hazards while jumping and dashing your way to victory. Touching the screen results in a jump, while swiping up, right, or down results in a quick dash in that direction. Dashing is used to break through the gr ... Full Article »

June 15, 2012 7:51am

Android App Video Review: Magic Portals

The game utilizes portals in simple yet inventive ways, and it's full of pleasant surprises. This isn't to say that it is without flaws, of course. Not by a long shot. Still, I had an unexpectedly good time with this one. I'll just get the obvious comparison out of the way. Yes, the game is pretty ... Full Article »

February 27, 2012 2:40pm

Android App Video Review: Sonic 4 Episode I

The game was co-developed by Sonic Team and Dimps, the people responsible for the fairly well done Sonic Advance and Sonic Rush games, on the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS respectively. What they made here isn't really a terrible game, but nor does it herald in a new age of good Sonic games with ... Full Article »

February 10, 2012 1:39pm

Android App Video Review: Muffin Knight

Those of you who keep up with the indie gaming “scene” will no doubt recognize this gameplay. It’s essentially the same exact game as Super Crate Box by Vlambeer Studios. Enemies rain down from the top of the screen. If they fall through the hole at the bottom, they loop around to the top agai ... Full Article »

January 29, 2012 10:42am

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