Pizza Boy Review
- No nonsense platforming gameplay.
- Smooth character controls.
- Bright, colorful visuals.
- Easy to finish in one session.
Pizza Boy is what platforming should feel like most if not all the time and even with the small selection of levels it's a fun game to play.
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When faced with a new platformer for the App Store it's easy to become frustrated by the lack of attention to detail in the platforming controls. Pizza Boy by ACNE Play is that rare gem where the controls are so familiar and so smooth that it doesn't matter if it's a generic platformer, because it feels like coming home to a classic.
Now I'm not talking about the physical act of controlling your character, but the feel of your character reacting to button presses as they jump, bounce and perform actions in their 2D world. In Pizza Boy you're given a two-direction d-pad and two buttons for jump and attack. These are separated in to their own section of the screen, preventing overlap and to make up for the lost vertical space players can swipe the screen to view up or down to check for hazards or special items.
The gameplay is as standard as a platformer gets, with collectable items that result in a 1-up, hidden collectables for bonus points and a basic selection of enemies, spikes and pits to stand in your way of the exit. The visuals are simply amazing as well, with sprite and background art that mimics the pixel-art style with clean modern high-resolution versions.
It's a shame that more levels or gameplay ideas weren't added in to Pizza Boy as it really is a short game to play, but what is available is finely tuned and a great basis for any future platformer. An easy game to recommend for all platformer fans.
Description“Just plain oldschool fun.”
“A fantastic yesteryear game with all of the runnin’ and jumpin’ you could ask for on your iPhone.”
Let us present the marvellous world of a Pizza Boy!
“Pizza Boy's graphics are highly reminiscent of excellent platformers of the 16 bit era with some perfectly paired chiptune music to go along with them. Lovely pixel style!”
“Developer Acne Play has managed to craft remarkably near-perfect controls for their new game Pizza Boy.”
“The visuals of the game are simply gorgeous and compliment the soundtrack in a way that it set’s you up very well.”
A thief has stolen the pizza present! Oh no! You are forced to chase it through levels filled with threats and dangers but to your advantage you can throw bottles of soda. Watch out for evil birds and furious dogs while you collect pizza slices and strawberries in a yummy mix. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for lost kittens on your way ahead. In miraculous surroundings Pizza Boy is a true retro game sensation.
Hurry and get it back before it runs cold!
# New school retro graphics
The unique graphic design truly is a joy for the eye.
With an arsenal of graphics including well over 50 different objects together with super detailed levels and backgrounds, Pizza Boy's visual presentation truly stands out.
# "Smart touch system"
A brand new "Smart Touch System" was developed to establish completely reliable simulated buttons.
As a result of this invention it will never feels like the game controls are sticky or unresponsive, which can happen on a number of other touch based simulated buttons.
# Music and sound effect
With distinct inspiration from Chiptunes and Electronica the music sounds like your favourite retro game and even better.
9 different tracks and more than 15 sound effects were created to always provide a compelling sound imagery for your gameplay experience, all through the game.
Listen to the soundtrack at:
The story of Pizza Boy is told in beautifully drawn comic strips and trough game animation.
#The World of Pizza Boy
Pizza Boy contains high quality handcrafted platform levels, each with its own puzzles, challenges, secrets and obstacles.
The world is divided into 4 beautiful themes that you will discover as progressing through the different levels.
There is always something new and exciting to jump on in Pizza Boy, one more unpredictable than the other.
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# Over 40 different enemies, obstacles and items
# Collectibles and unlocks on all levels
# Offline, online, Facebook and Twitter highscores
# Two Epic boss fights
# iOS 4.0 multitask support
# Runs great on all iPhones and iPod touches
# Supports both left and right landscape orientation
Pizza Boy is a complete platform experience!
What's New in Version 1.4* iPhone 5 support
* Fixed some minor issues
* Expansion Added!
* A New World! The Ruins World.
* A New Final Boss! The Ninja Rat!
* Story Conclusion
* New Music!
* Check out our PizzaBoy Gamepad Case for iPhone 5, it's free! (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:315754)