Important information

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. By continuing to use our site, you consent to Steel Media's privacy policy.

Steel Media websites use two types of cookie: (1) those that enable the site to function and perform as required; and (2) analytical cookies which anonymously track visitors only while using the site. If you are not happy with this use of these cookies please review our Privacy Policy to learn how they can be disabled. By disabling cookies some features of the site will not work.


Somersault Review

By Andrew Nesvadba, on July 29, 2010


Somersault
Download on the AppStore
Rating

PROS

  • Solid platform-drawing gameplay.
  • Vibrant, stimulating designs.
  • Lots of hidden areas for replayability.

CONS

  • Story can get cheesy due to poor translations.

VERDICT

While this isn't the somewhat faster paced, hyper-color game you know from the PC, Somersault for the App Store is still an incredibly fun experience.


  • Full Review
  • App Store Info
  •  

Somersault is the brain-child of award winning developer Enter-Brain-Ment and for a lot of people its release on the App Store has been a long wait. The original title, released for Mac and PC gained a strong following and it's easy to see why when you try out its fast paced gameplay packed in to a vibrant otherworldly setting.

First and foremost, the App Store version feels incredibly solid and the basic gameplay of drawing platforms to bounce Flip around the screen is almost flawless. Players can rotate the screen freely to adjust the camera, allowing you to see further left and right or up and down accordingly. Mastering the use of platforms can be challenging and smaller problems like getting stuck on the environment for a short time can be frustrating, but it's rare enough to not be a major concern.

You'll travel through five different worlds, each with their own varied levels on your quest to defeat Dr. Proto, the man who burnt down your village. A lot of the environments and enemies have been greatly improved upon from the PC version and at first it seems like the game suffers from visual clutter, but once you've played for a short time it becomes much easier to identify hazards and secret paths throughout levels.

Somersault for the App Store feels like a different experience to the PC version, but definitely an improved one. Despite what feels like slower gameplay, Somersault remains an action packed and exciting new twist on the platforming experience that's worth checking out.

Screenshots

Screenshot 1 of 5 Screenshot 2 of 5 Screenshot 3 of 5 Screenshot 4 of 5 Screenshot 5 of 5

Comments