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The Thursday Find - Miles and Kilo

By , on May 11, 2017
Last modified 1 year ago

It's Thursday. At least I think it's Thursday. I've been so messed up by bank holidays and long weekends that it could be Sunday for all I know. Anyway, I'm going to treat today like Thursday, so that means it's Thursday Find time.

Every fourth day of the working week here at App Spy we like to recommend you, our beautiful and talented readers, a game that you should definitely play this week. And so that's exactly what I'm doing in this hot slice of content.

This week we've got a super challenging platformer for you. It's mean, but also cuddly. So sort of like a bear. You'll be warm in its loving embrace, but you almost certainly won't be safe. As usual click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it from the App Store.

Miles and Kilo

This is the sort of sequel to the excellent Kid Tripp. It's a simple platformer that sees you controlling a podgy pixel boy and sometimes his podgy pixel dog. Think Alex Kidd with a modern sense of humour and ennui.

You run automatically, tapping on the screen to try and avoid the vast number of obstacles the game chucks at you. And when I say vast, I really do mean vast.

This is a challenging experience that refuses to pull any punches. Make one mistake and you're back at the start of the level before you can scream out an expletive.

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But like the best games, you're really only cursing yourself. The controls here are slick and fair, and it's never them that let you down. Instead it's your useless human fingers that you'll be howling curses at.

The whole experience is presented in some of the prettiest pixels you're likely to see for a while. And there's variety here too. Different levels have different themes and additions, even if the end goal is always the same.

If you liked Kid Tripp, this is a worthy successor. If you never played that gem, well this is as good a place as any to find out what the fuss around the series is all about.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here