Earlier this morning, Eli and I jumped into Stan Lee's Verticus. It's a behind-the-back, endless ... falling game that tasks you with skydiving to Earth's core in order to stop some bad stuff from happening down there. We're not so sure why the hero needs to start from the sky, but hey, he probably has his reasons. Also, we're not too clear on why an evil robot is fiddling with Earth's core, but it probably has its reasons, too.

As you fall, you'll collect coins, gems, and have to avoid obstacles. For the most part, the obstacles are stationary mines, but as you descent into the city you'll need to stay away from scaffolding. You can take more hits if you start buying into the suit upgrade system and descend faster with boosts.

Verticus is currently worming its away around the globe and shoot hit in the US tonight at around 11PM EST. We'll be taking a more critical view soon, so keep an eye out for that if you're interested.

  • Jerutix

    Dude, you guys were thinking way to hard about the "why" of this game. If people asked why this much when reading comics, the whole comic book industry would collapse because there are too many magic bullets laying around. I mean, Superman has a projector that can teleport people into a prison dimension (Phantom Zone). Why doesn't he just wander around teleporting all the bad guys there? Comic book plots just cannot handle this kind of scrutiny; enjoy it for what it is.

  • nightc1

    Game seems pretty bad with the dude getting in the way of the action.  This would be better if the character was translucent (which I've seen is a 25,000 upgrade).

  • 1Fcm

    I already played this when it was called 'Falling Fred'! :) Seriously though, it just doesn't look like it's fun. Is it free with IAP's?

  • Decaf Table

    Was interested at first but I think I'll pass after watching this.

  • RunningWild

    Wasn't there something similar (correction - "superior") released aaAAAaages before this one by DejobaaaAAaaan Games? Hint, hint.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    "shoot hit in the US tonight at around 11PM EST."

    I think you mean "should" hit.