Late last year Two Lives Left's Wheeler's Treasure [$4.99] rolled on to the App Store, and following a positive preview we took a closer look at the game and even discussed it on our podcast. In a nutshell, Wheeler's Treasure is a randomly generated survival platformer where you jump down a hill inside, on top of, or nearby a mysterious wheel. It's an odd game premise, but works surprisingly well especially with the whole slew of items that can be collected in game such as a grappling hook to latch on to the wheel or a magnet to suck up nearby coins among others. These items add a surprising amount of replay value to the game, as they're collected from chests which randomly appear in the game world at various intervals down the hill, requiring many play throughs since I doubt anyone is capable of collecting everything in one run.

Since we last looked at the game, it has had its controls revamped with a virtual joystick of sorts to control your jumping as seen in the above screenshot, and Wheeler's Treasure now comes with complete Retina Display support if you're playing on an iPhone 4. While 3D games like Real Racing [$4.99 / Free] look great on the Retina Display, I think hand drawn games like Wheeler's Treasure really look the best at high pixel densities.

If you've since forgotten about Wheeler's Treasure since its release nearly a year ago, this latest update is really worth reinstalling on your device, especially if you own an iPhone 4. Otherwise, if you're looking for a very unique pirate themed survival platformer, look no further than Wheeler's Treasure. For more information on the game, check out our review or stop by the thread in our forums.

  • Yrogerg212

    I enjoyed this game a lot... But I really don't think it's worth 4.99. I understand devs gotta eat but the replayability is pretty low for what is essentially an endless high score game with some unlockables. I deleted it off my device in about two weeks. It's a fun game for a while and I love the art style but I can't help but think the devs are shooting themselves in the foot with this price.

  • Yrogerg212

    I enjoyed this game a lot... But I really don't think it's worth 4.99. I understand devs gotta eat but the replayability is pretty low for what is essentially an endless high score game with some unlockables. I deleted it off my device in about two weeks. It's a fun game for a while and I love the art style but I can't help but think the devs are shooting themselves in the foot with this price.

  • Ziekke

    Just going to put this out there.
    If you install the update and find that you are experiencing an unexpected crash while playing, usually at eactly the same yard mark -- disable the "Online" option in the game.

    I've notified the devs, so hopefully it can get fixed for a future release. Might even be a good idea to disable it anyways, just in case it decides to crash really far in.

    Otherwise, it's a great game. The art style and quality really does the retina display justice.

  • Ziekke

    Just going to put this out there.
    If you install the update and find that you are experiencing an unexpected crash while playing, usually at eactly the same yard mark -- disable the "Online" option in the game.

    I've notified the devs, so hopefully it can get fixed for a future release. Might even be a good idea to disable it anyways, just in case it decides to crash really far in.

    Otherwise, it's a great game. The art style and quality really does the retina display justice.

  • Wegmans

    The problem with this game is that it scrolls the "wrong" way and never felt quite right for me. It sure is expensive though, so perhaps it's worth more now it has been updated. Love the pirate theme and the music though

  • Wegmans

    The problem with this game is that it scrolls the "wrong" way and never felt quite right for me. It sure is expensive though, so perhaps it's worth more now it has been updated. Love the pirate theme and the music though

  • http://twolivesleft.com Simeon

    @Wegman: You'll be glad to know we changed the default scrolling direction to left-to-right a few updates ago. However it has always been configurable in the game options.

    • Wegmans

      Thank you very much for letting me know!

  • http://twolivesleft.com Simeon

    @Wegman: You'll be glad to know we changed the default scrolling direction to left-to-right a few updates ago. However it has always been configurable in the game options.

    • Wegmans

      Thank you very much for letting me know!

  • Adams Immersive

    Thanks for the update!

    FWIW, $5 is low (less than the price of lunch) for ANY good game and this is a good game!

  • Adams Immersive

    Thanks for the update!

    FWIW, $5 is low (less than the price of lunch) for ANY good game and this is a good game!