Babylonian Twins HD Premium iPad Review
- Classic puzzle-platforming gameplay.
- Excellent level designs and graphics.
- Challenging later levels.
- Minor control glitches on the iPad. Breakable textures sometimes feel misaligned.
Babylonian Twins starts out as an easy to pick up and play puzzle-platformer that quickly becomes a challenging and time-consuming game that's a joy to complete.
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Almost everyone has a friend they know that owned an Amiga during the 90's and I just happened to be 'that guy' for all of my friends. I'd extoll the virtues of its amazing graphics and the unique games that blossomed from classic developers like Bullfrog, System 3 or Team 17, but they'd look at me funny and go back to their SNES or text-based adventure games on the PC. Babylonian Twins comes from three developers who started developing a game for the Amiga in the early 90's and after a sixteen year break the puzzle platformer is now available on the App Store.
Much like The Lost Vikings, players will have to navigate through various levels while making use of each twin's individual abilities to collect, bounce and break their way through to the next level. A virtual stick is used to control the player's movement, while the smart-action button allows you to attack or use your special abilities. The iPad version did suffer from some minor odd errors in the movement, but was rare enough not to cause major problems.
The game's graphics are sharp and detailed in their 2D designs, however other than a higher resolution there was no major advantage to playing the game on the iPad. The puzzles are clever and will test your logic while giving you a chance to bust out your best platforming skills.
Babylonion Twins brings a distinctly old-school flavor to the App Store that feels at home on an iDevice, but if you're given a choice there's no reason not to pick up the iPhone instead.
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Solve challenging puzzles in ancient Iraq. A critically acclaimed remake of the original Commodore Amiga game that was developed in Iraq in the 90s.
Over 2 MILLION mobile downloads!
4.5/5 - TouchArcade
4.5/5 - GamePro
5/5 - AppSmile
8/10 - PocketGamer (Silver Award)
"Fantastic head-scratching puzzles" - GamePro
"Top marks level design, superb challenges", EuroGamer
"A proud member of Mensa" - 148Apps
"Reminds us what was so good about 16-bit gaming" - PocketGamer
"A gorgeous, charming platformer with one of the most interesting backstories" - C-Net
"An Instant Classic" - THEAPPERA
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Babylonian Twins is a classic retro puzzle platform game that takes you to 576 BC in ancient Mesopotamia. With a beautifully reconstructed historic environments, original Middle Eastern music and innovative two-character control, you will enjoy days and weeks of exploration and mind-twisting puzzles.
Your take control of the twin princes of Babylon in their quest to restore peace in the city.
- Guide two characters to solve puzzles in unique co-operative tag-team control
- Over a Dozen Huge Levels across Five Worlds including:
- Tower of Babel
- The Assyrian Place
- The Procession Street
- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon)
- Super Crisp HD Graphics
- An Album Worth of Original Authentic Iraqi Music
- A Detailed Reconstruction of Ancient Mesopotamia derived from Authentic History texts
- Super Smooth Scrolling at 60fps
- Secret Treasures and Bonus Levels
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What's New in Version 1.8.2- iOS 8 / iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support
- Bug fixes
- Online video tutorials if you get stuck
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