- Solid platform-drawing gameplay.
- Vibrant, stimulating designs.
- Lots of hidden areas for replayability.
- Story can get cheesy due to poor translations.
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.
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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.
Description„Somersault for the App Store is an incredibly fun experience.“ AppSpy 4/5 ****
„New & Noteworthy“ in Germany
„New & Noteworthy“ in Austria
Award-winning game-play, stellar 3D graphics, atmospheric music.
Bounce, fight and riddle your way through 5 amazing worlds with numerous levels and epic boss fights.
The player controls the game character "Flip Fullfeather" by drawing a springboard with his finger on the screen. Flips quiet and peaceful planet got invaded by Dr. Proto. He subdues the inhabitants of the planet and exploits it with his machines. Flip is the only one of his tribe who could save himself and starts a quest to free his planet of the reign of the machines.
Collect gold coins, fight against mischievous machine-controlled enemies and free your friends from the evil Dr. Proto
“Somersault” blends together elements of your favorite Arcade & platform games, giving you an unique and intuitive touch screen control.
Get HIGH SCORES and compete against others in OpenFeint, Facebook and Twitter.
Play smart and get tons of achievements!
Enjoy! Thanks again for the tremendous Community support during developing a true gem.
Comments about the game:
"Best game ever for IPhone!" by mystmyst – on the App Store Greece
"No offense to Soosiz -- it's a nice game -- but Somersault makes it look like amateur hour. This game is at a whole other level. A lot of developers have tried the "draw a platform" interface and failed at it: here it succeeds brilliantly -- it just feels natural (and fun to use). There's also a real story to the game, characters to interact with, bosses, etc." by Squarezero - TouchArcade 24.07.2010
"De la plateforme avec des graphismes de bonne facture ,la jouabilite est bonne ,la durée de vie est conséquente
Les sons sont de qualités .
Essayez le ,un bon investissement un jeu inévitable !" by Jipe21 – on the App Store France
What's New in Version 1.0.5* Fixed crashes on devices running iOS4
* Improved performance (reduced memory consumption)
* Fixed Facebook and Twitter connection for Open Feint
* Added new graphics in Open Feint
* Ingame improvements concerning collision and enemy behaviour