After starting on the Amiga 17 years ago, Babylonian Twins has finally been released -- but on the iPhone platform. Babylonian Twins was started in 1993 by Iraqi developer Rabah Shihab.

Babylonian Twins is s a puzzle-platformer with two-character tag-team type play. The game has been entirely revamped since the original Amiga version and includes all new graphics and audio.


First impressions of the game are very positive. You control two characters, Nasir and Blasir, in order to solve each levels. Each character has some special abilities, but only one can be active at once. Switching between the two is as simple as tapping on a button -- leaving the unplayed character as a statue. You'll find you need to tag team to make your way past puzzles and obstacles, and even use the other character as a springboard to jump higher. Blasir can jump higher, and dash into walls, while Nasir spin to break through weakened floors. The game is a collaborative effort between the two characters.

As all virtual control systems, the d-pad suffers some from a lack of tactile feedback, though not sure if that is avoidable. We'll spend some more time with the game for a more formal review. The game is available for both iPad and iPhone.

App Store Links: Babylonian Twins (iPhone/iPod Touch), $2.99, Babylonian Twins for iPad, $4.99

  • M.E

    Seems 3D Realms could learn a thing or two from this guy.,
    Well done! :D

  • M.E

    Seems 3D Realms could learn a thing or two from this guy.,
    Well done! :D

  • asolja

    This puzzle platformer must be the best and very polished.Congratulations to the ppl who did this as it excells in all areas.Graphics are awesome as are the sound effects and dare I say even the gameplay.The controls are as good as Ive seen.Ive just started to play and it sure is hard to put it down.It is also priced just right and in my view is far better in all areas especially in price than the big companies.
    Well done and a big thank you to Rabah Shihab.
    Hope you will make more games of this quality.

    Asolja

  • asolja

    This puzzle platformer must be the best and very polished.Congratulations to the ppl who did this as it excells in all areas.Graphics are awesome as are the sound effects and dare I say even the gameplay.The controls are as good as Ive seen.Ive just started to play and it sure is hard to put it down.It is also priced just right and in my view is far better in all areas especially in price than the big companies.
    Well done and a big thank you to Rabah Shihab.
    Hope you will make more games of this quality.

    Asolja

  • Rabah

    Thanks for the positive feedback, we are glad you like it. We didn't release the game until we were sure that we really like it ourselves. We have more in mind if this project move on, and it seems it is moving on, we just need to get the words out. Your reviews and ratings on iTunes will definitely help.

    Also, just a note for other readers that the game play videos in the debut trailer are over 4 months old, we have added more effects and polishing since then. We will post updated videos soon.

  • Rabah

    Thanks for the positive feedback, we are glad you like it. We didn't release the game until we were sure that we really like it ourselves. We have more in mind if this project move on, and it seems it is moving on, we just need to get the words out. Your reviews and ratings on iTunes will definitely help.

    Also, just a note for other readers that the game play videos in the debut trailer are over 4 months old, we have added more effects and polishing since then. We will post updated videos soon.

  • akira01

    One of the best game of the Appstore.

  • akira01

    One of the best game of the Appstore.

  • Egoyan

    Congratulations to Mr. Shihab and all of the team on the release. I had been waiting for it since I saw the feature a few months back on this website. My (very slow) Internet connection is currently downloading the game; you can consider a first-day buy from me quite an achievement indeed. ;)

    I will post impressions of the game in the thread on the forum and leave a review in iTunes after playing it for a while.

    • portugeeza

      I've been waiting for this since, I first found out about this game on EAB Amiga Board http://eab.abime.net/ all the way back in 2008.
      now All I need is the Amiga version then I'll be happy :)

  • Egoyan

    Congratulations to Mr. Shihab and all of the team on the release. I had been waiting for it since I saw the feature a few months back on this website. My (very slow) Internet connection is currently downloading the game; you can consider a first-day buy from me quite an achievement indeed. ;)

    I will post impressions of the game in the thread on the forum and leave a review in iTunes after playing it for a while.

    • portugeeza

      I've been waiting for this since, I first found out about this game on EAB Amiga Board http://eab.abime.net/ all the way back in 2008.
      now All I need is the Amiga version then I'll be happy :)

  • antispin

    Please consider making this a universal app. I'm going to pick it up for the iPad but I would also like to play it on my iPhone w/o dropping extra money

    • Alex.B

      People in Hell want ice water.

      • Alex.B

        If he makes it universal should he charge 4.99

  • antispin

    Please consider making this a universal app. I'm going to pick it up for the iPad but I would also like to play it on my iPhone w/o dropping extra money

    • Alex.B

      People in Hell want ice water.

      • Alex.B

        If he makes it universal should he charge 4.99

  • Alex.B

    I really like this game good job fellows.

  • Alex.B

    I really like this game good job fellows.

  • kevin

    i thought this game was set during the invasion of Persians! i was so excited about that ( since im persian) ! i thought developers were gonna include a lot of references to ancient Persia!

    • menom

      I think it would help keep things clear if you were to rename yourself "Kevin_the_Persian"

      • kevin

        how would that help?

  • kevin

    i thought this game was set during the invasion of Persians! i was so excited about that ( since im persian) ! i thought developers were gonna include a lot of references to ancient Persia!

    • menom

      I think it would help keep things clear if you were to rename yourself "Kevin_the_Persian"

      • kevin

        how would that help?