In late October of last year we posted about the then-upcoming sequel to the 2013 platformer Snailboy: An Epic Adventure called Snailboy: Rise of Hermitron (Free). The game featured some really fantastic visuals and some really interesting snail-based mechanics like slinging yourself around like a rubber band, sticking to walls, and shooting fireballs. Ok, maybe that last one isn’t exclusive to snail behavior. Anyway, the game was looking great and about a month and a half after that initial announcement Snailboy: Rise of Hermitron soft-launched in select territories. Well, the wait is finally over as this morning Snailboy: Rise of Hermitron has officially launched worldwide.
I unfortunately wasn’t familiar with the original Snailboy, which is no longer available, but I’ve been interested in checking out this sequel since we first posted about it last year. So far the impressions coming into the game’s forum thread have been quite positive, and if you enjoy non-traditional platformers with slingshotting mechanics (To-Fu Fury ($0.99) comes to mind as something similar) then give Snailboy: Rise of Hermitron a download and check out the first five levels for free, with the rest available as a one-time IAP unlock.