Category Archives: Platform

Not for the first time and surely not for the last, our forums here at TouchArcade have called my attention to a game, and I'm glad they did. Legend Dary: Classic [$0.99] is a pretty low-key game all around, but if you dig on platform shooters like Mega Man or Random Heroes [Free], you'll probably have a good time here. It's more or less the work of a single person, so it's not quite as fully-featured as some games, but the core is solid and there's plenty here to justify the price...

Some games just leap out at you right off the bat with a mesmerizing style, leaving you unable to look away. With a decidedly Limbo-like style, Crowman & Wolfboy [$2.99] brings enough to the table in terms of style alone to warrant some attention...

Hands-on with 'Space Chicks' - One-touch Endless Platforming

Earlier this week we had the opportunity to check out a near-finished build of Space Chicks, the latest to be published by the folks at Crescent Moon Games. While it's been nearly a year since last we looked at it, it's still a game worth keeping on your radar...

Freebie Alert: 'Krashlander' Gets Big Update and Goes Free for the Weekend

Here's a nice treat if you're looking for something to do this weekend. Farseer Games' quirky physics-based, stunt-skiing, evil robot-killing game Krashlander [$1.99] is free until Monday. Krashlander originally launched way back in February of this year, and you may remember that we took it for a spin in a TA Plays video where we showcased just how much we sucked at the game. It wasn't just us though, as Krashlander used unique mechanics that relied heavily on the position of your skier and the physics system to accomplish what you needed to do for each level. In fact it was such a tricky game to grasp that the game's developer Jeff Weber offered up some tips to try and help players click with the game. Krashlander was such an interesting and unique game that it was worth putting the time into understanding how to play...

Although the concept of "dreaming" of joining the circus is a bit antiquated, Ring Run Circus [$2.99] sells it like it's still commonplace. The thrills, chills, and spills of the particularly dangerous profession are all here, in an extremely short yet enjoyable puzzle-action romp format...

'Mimpi' Review - A Moving Man's Best Friend Platformer

While I have a lot of respect for blockbuster action-packed titles, some of my most memorable iOS experiences have been with games that look beyond superficial excitement and focus on the surreal. There's something about affording players the opportunity to participate in an intimate journey with gameplay that focuses on critical thought rather than reflexes that works really well on iOS. Silicon Jelly's Puzzle/Platformer Mimpi [$2.99] is an excellent example of this type of adventure and is a game that everyone needs to play...

'Type:Rider' Review - Twitchy And Glitchy, But A Must Play Anyway

I certainly do enjoy when a game provides its own pun, especially when the pun actually checks out in all respects. Type: Rider's [$2.99] clever, descriptive title is not only cute, but also the first sign of the deliberate care and design to come for the player. The game, which more or less is about riding type, has some of the finest design I've seen in a long time, with a constant barrage of new tricks and some details so subtle that you won't even pick up on them the first time through. It's also quite informative, particularly for someone like myself who knew very little of the history of type. It's like a beautiful, clever, interactive documentary, and although it stumbles a bit due to some technical issues, the end result is a wonderful, if sometimes aggravating, experience that I'd recommend to anyone...

I've slowly watched the mobile market develop more and more console-like experiences. While many gamers are quick to count out iOS and Android gaming as "casual" experiences, the gap is closing more and more each day. While it may have a few issues in tow, The Secret of Space Octopuses [Free] is one such game that pushes that boundary...

Hands-On with 'Mimpi' - Gorgeous Puzzle Platforming

The folks over at Crescent Moon Games have been busy lately publishing a variety of different games. One of the titles I've been most impressed with is Mimpi, a puzzle/platforming game from developer Silicon Jelly with an adorable canine for a hero. Recently we had an opportunity to check out a final pre-release build and, based on what we've seen, it should be on everyone's radar...

'Incredipede' Review - This Physics Puzzler Has Legs. So Many Legs.

Quozzle lacks most of what we might call heroic virtues. She hasn't got a body, or even much of a face. She's an eyeball, a few exposed bones and some scraps of flesh and muscle. A monster. But as the hero of Incredipede [$3.99], she has heart. She has tenacity. She has everything you give her. She might not look like a hero, but she'll have you feeling like one...

You would be forgiven if you mistook BravePiglet, the eponymous star of BravePiglet [Free], for a certain mustachioed mascot. BravePiglet's resemblance to Mario and the famous plumber's dastardly doppelganger, Wario, goes beyond the superficial...

Duke Nukem Forever. Kingdom Hearts 3. Street Fighter 4. Trace 2 [$2.99]. Some sequels take their time. Of course, one of the unique aspects of the game industry compared to other forms of entertainment is how rapidly the technology moves. Sequels that are a long time coming run a serious risk of falling behind the curve. Comparing the selection of games for offer today on the App Store to five years ago, when the first Trace [Free] hit, it's stunning how far things have come...

You’ve got your iPhone 5S and you’re all giddy for the awesome visuals and gameplay in Infinity Blade III. Life is grand. But you know what? Those 8-bit style games that budding developers spark on Unity are still good too. When I first spotted I Am Level [$1.99] on the App Store, I mildly shrugged my shoulders. I’m always up to venture back to my NES roots, but the game didn’t seem like it had much to offer. Thankfully, this oddly amusing and deceptively challenging puzzle platformer pleasantly surprised me. ..

Kevin Calderone's original Trace [Free] was one of those early App Store games that made you go "aha!" as you realized the sorts of experiences the newfangled touch interface of iOS devices could offer. Trace was a simple game in a visual sense, utilizing a stick-figure main character and level environments that could be confused for grade school refrigerator art, but it had a ton of charm. It was a pretty simplistic game in a mechanical sense too, as the ultimate goal was to get your little stick dude from one side of a level to the endpoint at the other. Along the way there are hazards to negotiate, and you'd accomplish this by literally drawing your own platforms in order to make your way by them. It was a novel idea for iOS at the time, though similar mechanics had been used with the Nintendo DS touchscreen. Still, the original Trace was a simple, clever and challenging title in a burgeoning world of smartphone gaming...

'Buddy & Me' Hits the New Zealand App Store

'Buddy & Me' Hits the New Zealand App Store

September 24th, 2013 11:54 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Platform, Runner, Upcoming Games
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Man, it's great when a Kickstarter leads to an actual product instead of just crushed hopes and dreams. Buddy & Me is a Kickstarter-funded platformer starring a beautifully animated boy and his mysteriously magical flying pal, Buddy. Sure, it is another endless runner, but the mechanics of how the boy interacts with Buddy seems really cool. Check it out:..

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