Originally developed for the Amiga, Babylonian Twins [99¢/HD] never made it to market but found life nearly 17 years later on the App Store. This platformer that has you swapping between two different characters, each with different abilities, in order to solve the many puzzles and progress through the game. It's a lengthy and satisfying trip too, and currently you can grab the iPad version for free for the first time ever.

You can read our thoughts on this Babylonian Twins reboot in our full review, and you can learn even more about the amazing history behind the game finally being finished and released. To summarize: Babylonian Twins is an excellent game and it's practically a miracle that we're able to finally play it. Suffice to say, if you own an iPad and have even a passing interest in puzzle games or platformers, you should download Babylonian Twins HD while it's still free. For iPhone and iPod touch owners, you should also consider dropping the 99¢ for the small version if you don't have it already.

  • http://twitter.com/PeterKnobloch Peter Knobloch

    I deleted this after giving it a try. You have to make a pixel perfect jump to break through a wall. If you're not at the exact height, you have to keep jumping and retrying until you get it perfect. That's annoying, not fun.

    • Adams Immersive

      The “weak spots” in the wall are visible if you look closely, and they’re much larger than a pixel; you do have to hit that weak spot to break through—weak spots are essentially hidden passages to open up—but I didn’t have much problem doing so.

      The hardest thing is re-exploring (including passing dangerous hazards) to find something you missed, or to figure out which door a button has opened.

      The iPhone version is one of my favorite platformers. Definitely the one I’ve played the most! Happy to grab it for iPad too!

      (Now I wish for iCloud synching so my iPhone progress can carry over. Can iCloud synch data when it’s not a single Universal app?)

  • Anonymous

    The iPhone version went free a few weeks ago. I tried it but ended up deleting it after about 15 minutes. I found it quite boring to be honest.

  • Anonymous

    With iCade I think it could be magic. Old Skool Platform magic.

  • http://clickplow.com/ John

    Well games like this used to require alot of skill back in the day. It seems games have gotten alot easier to appeal to the masses. I miss the days when a single mistake would cost you dearly.

  • Anonymous

    Nice clean graphics, but somehow, it didn't pull me in. Perhaps it's the switching back and forth between the two characters that interrupts what might have been a good flow.