Since we first got word back in January of Nitako's upcoming platformer Rasta Monkey, we've been keeping a close eye on the title.  The fast-paced, innovative gameplay seen in Nitako's demo videos has had our readers anxiously awaiting the game's release.  Well, the wait is over.  Rasta Monkey [link] is now available in the App Store.

As described by the developer,

Rasta Monkey is by far the best Iphone 2D action platformer out there. With perfect physics based gameplay that you will love. You play an extraordinarily happy Rastafarian monkey. One day, Your old father asks you to help the family out: "You need to collect dem fruits for mi special fruit-shake before mi head go CHAKA CHAKA!..."

You must swing around and grab onto branches, using your awesome monkey skills to snag some delicious fruit. Now go on, make your madda proud! The fun physics gameplay in Rasta Monkey is truly awesome! everything you do in this game, including moving, jumping, climbing, swinging on ropes, fighting monsters and more, is based on the manipulation of gravity and other forces of nature. Together with the addictive original dub music and kawaii graphics, it will be very hard to stop playing..

Nitako's latest demo video gives a feel for the monkey business:

We'll soon be taking a much closer look at this one.  Stay tuned.

App Store Link: Rasta Monkey, $1.99

  • Dan

    This game really looks great and has been anticipated, but having heard a complaint from an itunes review saying there are only ten levels, I feel this is turning out to be another sway-- amazing game with very few levels. The only solution is to add more in updates, but we don't know yet if this is going to happen. I think I will wait until the announcement of new levels takes touch arcade by storm.

  • Dan

    This game really looks great and has been anticipated, but having heard a complaint from an itunes review saying there are only ten levels, I feel this is turning out to be another sway-- amazing game with very few levels. The only solution is to add more in updates, but we don't know yet if this is going to happen. I think I will wait until the announcement of new levels takes touch arcade by storm.

  • David

    Oh no, Rasta Monkey II thru XV coming soon, all for $1.99 each :(

  • David

    Oh no, Rasta Monkey II thru XV coming soon, all for $1.99 each :(

  • Phreakuency

    Hmm, not half as fun as I thought it would be. Decent price though.

  • Phreakuency

    Hmm, not half as fun as I thought it would be. Decent price though.

  • Irfan

    Amazing game! just played the first 4 levels it was really fun ,keep it up!

  • Irfan

    Amazing game! just played the first 4 levels it was really fun ,keep it up!

  • http://www.nitako.com Noam

    Hi people:)
    I'm Noam from Nitako (developer of Rasta Monkey).
    I'd like to answer the question asked here about the number of levels.
    People talked about this game having only 10 levels. I just wanna say that we felt that we would rather give 10 long levels, with a lot of new game elements, instead of a lot of short monotonic levels. We felt that this would make a great deal considering the price. Still, after hearing you guys, we decided we will release more levels in a future update, but please remember this is the Intro price, and the update will probably comes out after the price increase, so please buy it now if you wanna get it in this price.
    Thank you all for your support, it was an amazing launch!

  • http://www.nitako.com Noam

    Hi people:)
    I'm Noam from Nitako (developer of Rasta Monkey).
    I'd like to answer the question asked here about the number of levels.
    People talked about this game having only 10 levels. I just wanna say that we felt that we would rather give 10 long levels, with a lot of new game elements, instead of a lot of short monotonic levels. We felt that this would make a great deal considering the price. Still, after hearing you guys, we decided we will release more levels in a future update, but please remember this is the Intro price, and the update will probably comes out after the price increase, so please buy it now if you wanna get it in this price.
    Thank you all for your support, it was an amazing launch!

  • zoara

    Casual racial stereotyping FTW!

  • zoara

    Casual racial stereotyping FTW!

  • spiffyone

    From the developer:

    "Rasta Monkey is by far the best Iphone 2D action platformer out there."

    lol

    How many times have we heard a developer of an iTouch/Phone platformer state that theirs was the best one out there?

    You devs have got to come up with a new opening statement. lol

    Anyway, I'm getting this. Was gonna hold off on buying any more iTouch/Phone games, but that damned pot head monkey swinging off a tree, sliding down an s curve, popping up in the air and falling onto a half pipe and then popping up and and landing just right onto a pinball paddle so as to enter another s curve sold me. Clearly, although it uses different platforming mechanics, the developers were inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog's classic level design. Good stuff. And, IMHO, more than worth the 2 bucks.

    Sold!

  • spiffyone

    From the developer:

    "Rasta Monkey is by far the best Iphone 2D action platformer out there."

    lol

    How many times have we heard a developer of an iTouch/Phone platformer state that theirs was the best one out there?

    You devs have got to come up with a new opening statement. lol

    Anyway, I'm getting this. Was gonna hold off on buying any more iTouch/Phone games, but that damned pot head monkey swinging off a tree, sliding down an s curve, popping up in the air and falling onto a half pipe and then popping up and and landing just right onto a pinball paddle so as to enter another s curve sold me. Clearly, although it uses different platforming mechanics, the developers were inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog's classic level design. Good stuff. And, IMHO, more than worth the 2 bucks.

    Sold!

  • http://www.ultimatebike.com Michael

    Noam,
    Thanks for responding. I think ten big levels for $2.00 is more than fair. I bought the game and am really enjoying it. I am going to go post a review right now! :)

  • http://www.ultimatebike.com Michael

    Noam,
    Thanks for responding. I think ten big levels for $2.00 is more than fair. I bought the game and am really enjoying it. I am going to go post a review right now! :)

  • George

    Yer gets my money.

  • George

    Yer gets my money.

  • Bruno

    I've loved the game until level 3.
    Then the game didn't show those nice helping arrows anymore, and jumps became unpredictable for me. So frustrating... :-(((
    Any tips?

  • Bruno

    I've loved the game until level 3.
    Then the game didn't show those nice helping arrows anymore, and jumps became unpredictable for me. So frustrating... :-(((
    Any tips?

  • Dan

    I will be picking this up shortly since there are levels coming in an update.

  • Dan

    I will be picking this up shortly since there are levels coming in an update.

  • Tongo

    When is Catholic horse coming out?

  • Tongo

    When is Catholic horse coming out?