- Beautiful art design and animation.
- Basic gameplay and controls perfectly executed.
- Integrated community support.
- Selecting difficulties for specific level designs instead would give more variety.
Great artwork and design blend to make ABOVE an addictive and challenging endless game for everyone to enjoy.
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Simplicity in game design can work. It's stating the obvious, but it's worth remembering when some games stack on feature after feature to make a basic idea look better. ABOVE by Axolot is another take on the endless vertical gameplay that combines simple gameplay with amazing artwork for a game that's sublime to enjoy.
On your endless quest to the stars the only control you require is a simple tap and hold to jump. The longer you hold, the higher you jump. The uncomplicated scheme responds perfectly and generates power for jumps quickly, making it easy to control where you're going at all times. Platforms shift and change as you progress, with minor bonuses giving a helping hand or putting you in danger if you're not careful.
The game itself is essentially 2D, but uses an isometric view to add some visual depth. The artwork is truly beautiful and reminiscent of Jamie Hewlett's work for Gorillaz or even Makoto Shinkai of anime fame. Airy synth music in the background compliments the game's relaxed atmosphere, but iTunes is supported for those who are after a change.
ABOVE is elegance in design and execution. Elegance isn't necessarily fun in itself, but it makes the game amazingly addictive and charming to enjoy. This is a must have for all endless jump fans and a great addition to anyone's game collection.
DescriptionHOW HIGH CAN YOU GO?
The ultimate climbing experience for your iPhone & iPod Touch is here!
Check out the ABOVE trailer at: www.axolotgames.com
TouchGen: - “Playing Above is such a joy, and if you are prone to get hooked on casual run and jump games you are in for a treat.”
TouchArcade: - “Insanely intricate art style that really puts other games in the genre to shame”
AppGamer: - “The game is instantly playable and addictive as hell”
Touchaholics: - “In a world where good, original games are increasingly hard to find on the iPhone platform, Above delivers”
A pair of mysterious platforms aiming towards the sky have appeared! It’s your mission to see how far up you can explore without falling. Above is a new type of platform game that delivers simple, addictive and fun gameplay. It’s all about timing your jumps right, thinking fast and tackling different types of obstacles, and all you need is one finger to do it all!
* Simple controls with deep gameplay
* Fantastic high detail graphics and animation
* Procedurally generated levels for infinite replay value
* Unlockable secret and achievements
* Groovy adrenalin-pumping soundtrack
* Three exciting and long levels to master
* Post your score on Facebook & Twitter
* Share strategies with other players in the in-game community