891505Touch Foo's Soosiz platformer has arrived in the App Store for an introductory sale price of $1.99.

Soosiz is a great looking 2D platformer that we previewed a few weeks ago. Aside from the usual running/jumping mechanic, Soosiz also introduces gravity flipping jumping, allowing you to jump onto platforms directly above you. The gameplay mechanic is reminiscent of Gomi but packaged in a more traditional platformer title running at a faster pace. The game comes with 7 worlds and 65 levels, each with bronze, silver, and gold achievements.

See this developer provided video of the game in action:

The game includes left/right virtual buttons for movement and a jump button for jumping. Additional on screen controls allow you to zoom out for an overview of the map. Holding the jump button down further lets you jump a little higher. Some enemies can be dispatched by jumping on them Mario-style.

Even with our brief time with the game, we've been very impressed with the total package. The controls are responsive and the gravity turning gameplay design works well and is very fun. The game also appears to incorporate a lot of different gameplay elements, enemies and obstacles.

A few of the more advanced obstacles and enemies are shown in this video:

Other early impressions are being collected in our forums, and we plan on taking a closer look, but even at this early stage, this looks like it's a winner.

App Store Link: Soosiz, $1.99 (Intro price)

  • br1an

    Oh, man, that looks fun!!!

    Getting now...

  • Robert M.

    Whoa! I'm a hardcore gamer and I own every console but it's some great games on the app store! This is one of them. I'm finding myself playing games on my iPhone more then anything else. So much so I think I'm going to buy a 32gig iPod Touch just for games.

    But anyway everyone buy this. This is the best $1.99 you'll spend this week.

  • arta

    This is the first time a seriously fun platformer has come to the iPhone.

    No, not a terrible port of a recognised franchise (Sonic).

    No, not a game that revolves around one well polished iPhone-specific feature cause the dev couldn't envision bringing a real mechanics of a traditional platformer (Rolando).

    No, not a game that's entirely full of polish yet the traditional platformer gameplay is dumbed down as a whole (Castle of Magic).

    No, this is a TRUE, creative, well polished platformer that stands up to anything the PSP, DS, XBLA and PSN have to offer. Well done, sirs, well done.

    • Robert M.

      I agree with everything but the creative part. This is kinda like Super Mario Galaxy but 2-D. But hey it's still a hell of a game.

      • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

        Still, nothing beats Castle of Magic, still by far the best platformer on this device, Compared to this, the production value is some levels above! I never had more fun with any other platformer. It's on one level with Mario and Sonic.

      • Peter

        Only one problem with castle of magic for me. The control was awful. I could not stanf the virtual joypad ...............I find that the control in this game is MUCH better :)

  • iamnotpretending

    This game looks like what Gomi wishes it was...

    getting now...

  • Oldgunfighter

    I can't say enough how much I am enjoying this game. It may even be better than Rolando! The music is great. Playing this made me realize how crappy Gomi is. It is a deal at $1.99!

  • Mike

    As soon as I saw the title of this story, I picked up my iPod and bought the game. I remember seeing a trailer for it a few weeks ago so I was already sold.

  • Farmecologist

    I'm usually a lurker around here. However, I just had to comment on this one...what a truly a great game! It really does feel like a 2D version of super mario galaxy (which is one of my favorite platformers)! An absolutely fantastic game for the asking price!

  • JakeFake

    Great game. But what's with the rating 9+? LOL...this game is for kids age of 6+.

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/Apple-iPad-Vs-HP-Slate Frank

    Can't wait to get a new iPad, it looks cool!