If, like us at Touch Arcade, you think that PapiJump [App Store] is one of the best games on the App Store, you'll be ecstatic to learn that Sunflat has just released PapiRiver [App Store].

The free download brings back the curious Mr. Papi character, but instead of a burning desire to jump higher and higher, Mr. Papi finds himself traveling down a river:

Mr. Papi (red ball guy) is going down a river. Tilt your iPhone to left and right to lead him along the river!

If he hits the bank of the river, he is pushed back. The game ends if he goes out of the upper edge of the screen. Note that you can get more score when he gets closer to the bottom edge of the screen.

The river scrolls up in the game and Mr. Papi is controlled by the accelerometer. There is a bit of "looseness" to the control, so you can't turn on a dime.

Overall, we're not sure if the gameplay lives up to the strangely addictive nature of PapiJump, but it's worth a download.

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    Awesome Atari 2600 look to it. I guess someone else might call it really blocky graphics. :-) I call it retro. Nice.

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    Awesome Atari 2600 look to it. I guess someone else might call it really blocky graphics. :-) I call it retro. Nice.

  • tosui

    There's something a little too slow & still about this game - the notion of very little movement for as long as possible seems a little too "zen" for when I need a game fix.

    Not bad, but it's no Papijump!

  • tosui

    There's something a little too slow & still about this game - the notion of very little movement for as long as possible seems a little too "zen" for when I need a game fix.

    Not bad, but it's no Papijump!

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    One thing worth mentioning is that SunFlat was the original developer of SFCave, which was one of the more popular games on Palm which has been mercilessly copied (without credit!) on pretty much every platform. He/they(?) have a long history of coming up with these very simple, clever, and addictive game concepts. (Although River is more an adaptation of the classic "race car" game to use the accelerometer.)

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    One thing worth mentioning is that SunFlat was the original developer of SFCave, which was one of the more popular games on Palm which has been mercilessly copied (without credit!) on pretty much every platform. He/they(?) have a long history of coming up with these very simple, clever, and addictive game concepts. (Although River is more an adaptation of the classic "race car" game to use the accelerometer.)

  • WhySoSerious

    seems just like iCopter...

  • WhySoSerious

    seems just like iCopter...

  • ccspark120

    it's an awesome app and I have been a "papi" character fan since before this it was even reviewed on this website but I like papijump a lot more than this one, there should be one where he is falling up and you have to navigate through blocks and if you hit the bitten then you lose, same premise but much differnet gameplay

  • ccspark120

    it's an awesome app and I have been a "papi" character fan since before this it was even reviewed on this website but I like papijump a lot more than this one, there should be one where he is falling up and you have to navigate through blocks and if you hit the bitten then you lose, same premise but much differnet gameplay

  • ccspark120

    I'm sorry I meant bottom, this thing autocorrects, I will spell check more from now on.

  • ccspark120

    I'm sorry I meant bottom, this thing autocorrects, I will spell check more from now on.