There’s no shortage of amazing platforming games on the App Store, but I’m still always on the lookout for more. I guess I just have an insatiable appetite for running and jumping. A few weeks ago, a beautiful little platformer called Goo Saga launched on Android from developer Toka Loka Games. It was about a mad scientist obsessed with creating life in his lab, and after many many failed attempts he finally does it by creating a gooey little blob named Goo. When the scientist mysteriously disappears, Goo becomes lonely and decides to break out of the lab and go in search of him. Thus, the saga begins! After a bit of a snafu with Apple approval that prevented it from coming out last week, today Goo Saga ($1.99) has finally arrived in the iOS App Store.
Goo Saga reminds me a bit of another gorgeous platformer, Leo’s Fortune ($4.99). Since you’re goo, you kind of roll along through levels like a blob, but you can also expand and compress yourself in order to reach certain higher platforms or duck into narrow passageways. Goo Saga comes with 20 levels to play through, with 3 different ways to beat each: Normal, Survival, and Time Trial. Goo also has 8 upgradeable skills lending a bit of RPG flair to the game, and there’s 2 different endings to discover. Perhaps most impressive of all though is that Goo Saga comes equipped with a full-blown level editor so you can create, upload, and share levels online. I’ve only just dabbled in the level editor so far, but it seems extremely comprehensive, so hopefully the community behind the game will fill out the servers with plenty of extra levels to play.
I don’t need psychic powers to see that Goo Saga is going to be a hit. It has impressive, absolutely charming visuals and solid platforming mechanics as a base. With several different ways to play through the main campaign as well as a full level editor, you get a ton for your $4.99 with no IAP. The thread in our forums is just getting started but expect more impressions to roll in there shortly. If you’re a big platforming fan like I am, I’d make sure Goo Saga is on your radar.