Be2 - Escape from Pingland Review
- Unique physics based Pong gameplay.
- Large complex levels that jumps genres.
- Clever storyline and dialogue.
- Hard to master controls; requires a lot of patience to get somewhat comfortable.
'Be2 - Escape from Pongland' may not be an easy game to enjoy, but the storyline and gameplay can be fun, if somewhat challenging to master.
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Be2 is a pixel and he's sick of being battered back and forth like a ball on a court for the rest of his electronic life. In 'Be2 - Escape from Pongland' by Kismik, you'll need to manipulate the acceleration of this pixel to navigate him through dastardly mazes and games he was never intended to be in as he quests for freedom from the video game world.
In order to get Be2 around these various environments you'll need to impart added momentum to his movement as he constantly glides or bounces around the screen. Annoyingly, the system isn't terribly intuitive, using a physics based vector style of introducing acceleration to the pixel in the direction your swipe. The level of acceleration can be multiplied by touching with two fingers, but accurately moving around the screen can be maddening to perfect, especially when vertical or horizontal acceleration is disabled in certain areas. A practice area can help you to fine-tune your movement skills, but adding obstacles in the mix can quickly throw you for a loop.
However, should you take the plunge you'll be enveloped in a clever and at times witty adventure where you'll dive through classic games (and some not so classic 'pixel hell' areas) that are immediately recognizable and clever lighting adds to the challenge of maze-like rooms.
'Be2 - Escape from Pongland' isn't an easy game to enjoy, but something about its charm and clever style keeps dragging me back despite the intense challenge. Approach this game with caution, but should you hang on you'll be duly rewarded.
DescriptionHelp Be Square (aka Be2, aka "The Dot") get rid of those nasty paddles and escape the dreadful world of Pingland. Guide Be2 through mazes, moving platforms, roller-coasters rides, mysterious puzzles and more. Experience new lifestyles and play-styles. Collect all bonuses and unlock all achievements
And remember: live free or die!
---- SUMMARY ----
In this highly confidential document we describe what we have found so far about the rules of Pingland. Your mission is to lead the "white dot" the fastest you can through the obstacles that show up in Pingland. On your way you will find many obstacles: dumb and smart paddles, invisible bars, moving platforms, attractive and repulsive items, sliding doors, stretching figures, puzzles, labyrinths, dungeons and so on. The laws of gravity and motion can change anywhere, anytime. It's your ability to discover the tricks on the way and avoid them as well as catching the bonuses. You are given a limited amount of time to complete each level. The fastest you overcome the obstacles the highest your score gets.
---- CONTROLS ----
Sliding your finger on the screen will influence the dot's speed and direction. Longer the slide stronger the acceleration applied. Keep touching the screen and you will apply the acceleration continuously. Your ability to influence movement can be limited on a screen by screen basis. Sometimes you can influence movement vertically or horizontally only. Check the HUD (Head Up Display) for the available modes. For faster accelerations you can use the turbo mode: slide with two fingers. But remember that the turbo mode is available for a limited time.
---- INTELLIGENCE ----
Our field agents have collected useful information regarding the Pingland surveillance system known as "OpenFeint". We have reports of global and local score tracking and a special achievements lock/unlock sub-system.
---- CONCLUSIONS ----
Be fast, be smart, BE SQUARE!
What's New in Version 1.2.3- All levels are unlocked!
- Changed app name as requested by copyright gods. Welcome to Pingland!