After releasing the excellent behind the back hovercrafting game Power Hover ($3.99) back in December of 2015 (has it really been that long already?) developer Oddrok spent all of 2016 adding new content to the game before releasing two new games last year: Drop Not! (Free) in April and the excellent Power Hover spinoff Power Hover: Cruise (Free) in August. Not a bad couple of years for a tiny studio! Well, they’re kicking off 2018 with a bang and already have their fourth game primed and ready for release next week. The game is called Helihopper and here’s the trailer.
The “jump from one tiny platform to another" genre has exploded in the mobile scene over the past couple of years, but as Oddrok tends to do they’ve taken the well-worn base concept and injected many interesting elements and a gorgeous art style into it to bring something totally fresh. You’ll pull back to slingshot your copter from one helipad to the other, but you’ll also have the ability to swipe while in the air to do short side hops and things like the wind and different types of landing pads will play a factor in how your copter moves and reacts.
Helihopper will be level-based with 65 levels to complete as well as 9 different endless levels for high score chasers. There’s a pilot leveling system that sees you leveling up as you complete missions in the game which can go towards unlocking the 10 different helicopters for you to use. It sounds like quite a fully featured game built around a simple concept that should work great on mobile, so look for Helihopper next Thursday, January 11th and you can give it a try for yourself for free. In the meantime, check out the discussion about the game in our forums.