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Little Hero Review

By , on September 28, 2010


Little Hero
  • Publisher: Klik! Games
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 25 Sep, 2010
  • Size: 12.7 MB
  • Price: $1.99
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5

PROS

  • Intuitive gesture controls.
  • Varied attacks for each item.

CONS

  • Slow to progress.
  • No indicators for dangerous items.

VERDICT

Little Hero tests your patience and your reaction speeds as you help this bedroom ninja to practice his martial arts.


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Klik! Games definitely have a motif of keeping their games simple and approachable and their latest title, Little Hero, is no exception. This bedroom warrior is practicing his martial arts moves on his collection of toys and you'll need to direct his fists and feet to knock these incoming projectiles out of the way.

The game is easy to pick up and play and only requires simple swipe gestures in one of 8 directions around your character to punch, kick, jump and dodge. The moves are mixed up slightly for the sake of variation and the direction you're standing in can also modify whether you use a kick or a punch maneuver, but the end result is the same and the rest of the game is all about timing. Each item has a fairly specific way it will move, making it relatively easy to keep on top of things, though small hesitations will result in lost points or taking a direct hit.

The graphics are simple and cute and references to Kilk! Games other titles are dropped in to the background as well. Unfortunately progression is immensely slow and even getting from white to yellow belt can be challenging as you'll need to keep a solid focus to prevent small timing errors.

Little Hero is cute and challenging, but unless you enjoy slow and methodical progression it's a hard game to recommend outright.

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