Pagoda West Games has announced that its new game Major Magnet: Arcade will be coming to the App Store next week.
When the original Major Magnet was released last year we found ourselves attracted to its orbiting 2D gameplay. It involves swinging and flinging the titular Major around the screen using the power of magnetism.
What made the it even more special was the its vivid 16-bit visuals and chirpy chiptune music, both of which reminded us of some of Sonic the Hedgehog’s best levels.
The Major’s return looks to be more of an evolution than a revolution, however. As the trailer shows, the magnetic mechanics have returned. These let you sling the hero through each stage while collecting orbs to earn points and unlock the exit.
Major Magnet: Arcade does bring a few changes to the formula. A new free-to-play business model is first among these, letting you buy lives to continue when things get a little too tough. We would also bet that Major Magnet Arcade has an even greater focus on short stages and mini-challenges to ramp up the pace of play.
Major Magnet: Arcade arrives on iOS next week.