I already posted a review of Backflip Madness [$1.99] earlier today, but to truly descend into the maw of madness you need to see the game in action. So, here's a TA Plays to the rescue. As mentioned before, this is a game about backflipping. You'll see just how crazy the physics are, and just how simple the game actually is... Along with us failing over, and over, and over (and over) to land backflips.

This is a game that came out of nowhere that we're having a ton of fun with and can't stop laughing at. Check out the video, and flip out a buck if anything you see even vaguely appeals to you. Take a look in the forum thread if you need additional convincing.

  • sourabh2504

    Tag doll physics are funny :)

  • Jazzpha

    That was awesomely hilarious, and hilariously awesome. Thanks for playing through it!

  • LauraFitz4

    I love TouchArcade... ask and you shall receive. Thanks for the video... it's much easier to understand the point of this after seeing the gameplay.

    • bradnicholson

      No prob!

  • http://twitter.com/carlodelallana Carlo Delallana

    play QWOP

    • brrygd

      Indeed. A QWOP shout out would've been nice.

      • MidianGTX

        I'm not entirely convinced QWOP was the first game to do this. It took the mechanics a little further, but I recall playing sports games over a decade ago that use this sort of control method.

      • brrygd

        Sure, Summer Games. But an entire game based around one simple physical task + rag doll physics + high difficulty?

  • MidianGTX

    My comment doesn't appear to have gotten through, probably due to the YouTube link, but the dev just posted it on the forum anyway.

    Nevertheless, in free play mode, tap the screen five time to enable/disable lunar gravity. You can also drag objects and the player around after a failed landing.

    • http://twitter.com/Shaakes shaakes

      thanks for the info.

  • echo_pdx

    I read the review for this thinking it sounded fun but probably in that Of Magicks Too Dark and All-Possessing category I try to avoid. I thought I could safely watch the "TA Plays..." with detached, scientific curiosity. But I knew they had me when I practically rose from my chair yelling, "stick to the scissor kick, idiot!!" Oh god. Eight levels from freedom...to the murky depths of this crudely animated abyss I go...

    Thanks for the follow-up guys ;p

    • bradnicholson

      :)

  • the fish

    I think this is the perfect subway game. In the morning on my way to work, playing like crazy - missing my station! I see it coming. I'm gettin it right now!

  • Blodia

    Carl Edwards - The Video Game!

  • Nycteris

    This game is not my style, but your video was great!

  • charlenelam

    Hey guys, fun video... More fun than playing the game though! You make it look easier than it is... I must have had ten goes, and I have rage quit every time, haha. Just madness.

  • http://twitter.com/Shaakes shaakes

    thanks for the review/recommendation. I ended up picking it up ready to be ultra frustrated and I'm breezing thru it. About 90 min in and I've unlocked all the levels. It's all about the ninja outfit ; )