A small robot has just nudged its way on to the UK and US App Store. The little guy (whose name is Robo) is the star of the charming new 2.5D puzzle-game Rocket Robo, from developer Aaron McElligot.
All the stars have disappeared from the sky, and your little robot is on a mission to recover them. The celestial baubles are scattered across Rocket Robo's 3 worlds and 57 levels. To get them, you'll have to guide the little robot through a variety of traps and puzzles.
Touching the screen activates the mechanical man's tiny rocket boots, making it possible for him to fight his way skywards. Deactivate your boost for a second, however, and gravity quickly takes over.
Tilting your iPad or iPhone will send the robot in the desired direction, while upwards and downwards swipes move Robo between the foreground and the background. These simple mechanics combine with the natural physics of the world – such as gravity and water – to create a charming puzzler that is both intuitive and challenging.
If you like the sound of Rocket Robo's blend of Little Big Planet scrapbook visuals, gravity based puzzles, and thrust mechanics, head over to the App Store now and grab it for 69p / 99c.