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League of Evil Review

By , on February 4, 2011


League of Evil
Download on the AppStore
5 out of 5

PROS

  • Fast, skill-based platforming challenges.
  • Sharp controls; easy to perform complex maneuvers.
  • Charming pixel-art style.

CONS

  • Relatively short; added 3-star and briefcase challenges only add a slight bit more gameplay.

VERDICT

While other skill-based platformers eat up the charts on consoles and PCs, iOS owners can try their hand at League of Evil's challenging and easy to enjoy style.


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League of Evil by Woblyware and Ravenous Games makes me angry. I'm angry because League of Evil is yet more proof that we can have fun platformers on iOS devices, but so few manage to make something as simple as running and jumping genuinely fun to play.

After a brief introductory level explaining your controls, you're thrown in to the world of a super agent and his quest to kill evil scientists across the world. Each level places you in to a gauntlet of traps, spikes, turrets and enemies that seek to stop you from surviving your trip - and they'll succeed... oh how they'll succeed!

Dying is a regular occurrence in League of Evil, but the responsive and intuitive controls won't be your downfall - you will be. The ultra-smooth framerate and animations help you to practically think your way through hazards and the fun micro pixel-art designs make it easy to see what's happening at all times.

If a complaint had to be levied against League of Evil it'd have to be the need to hit a restart button when you fail instead of launching you to the start of the level straight away. It's a minor complaint, but one that becomes evident when attempting perfect scores on later levels.

Whether you're a casual gamer after a challenge; a platformer fan after a fix; or a hardcore gamer ready to test your skills, League of Evil will provide you with what you need.

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Comments

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Gray 2 years, 5 months ago

NO bad.

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knoids 2 years, 6 months ago

This is so awesome! I cant wait untill LoE 2!

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knoids 2 years, 6 months ago

This is so awesome! I cant wait untill LoE 2!

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knoids 2 years, 6 months ago

this game is so awesome!

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thicky 3 years, 3 months ago

Erm, you can probably remove the "relatively short" in the cons section. With the inclusion of the Blocks Cometh and the extreme levels, this game can last for a few more hours.
Plus, as this site reported, more levels are coming in the near future.
 
Probably get the rating up to 4.5? :o

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andrew 3 years, 3 months ago

I'll have to reassess the game once I get a spare chance and as such I'll have to leave the con in place for now. Once the update is out I'm sure I can sneak in some time to replay and fix things :)

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standsonridge 3 years, 5 months ago

Great site, guys. Keep up the good work!

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rekz 3 years, 5 months ago

Andrew, as always, thanks for the review.  And again, I can't agree with you on this game, although the game may be great for it's genre.  However, when you have an iPhone, going this far retro to play a 'running platformer 16bit pixel art' game and then you say "it has a really smooth frame rate" --> isn't that bc you are playing a game which could have run on an Atari 2600?!??
So while I can see how this could be a 5-star game in terms of gee, 'its a fun retro game', I'm still blown away that some really EXCELLENT games that are far more modern get bad reviews (again harping on Dungeon Defenders 3star review) -- and then some deathly boring JRPG's (yes, I mean Chaos Rings with it's pretty graphics but very dull gameplay) get 5 stars and are not fun games (to me).
If we're going backwards, where are the revamped 'Master of Orion' & 'Master of Magic' games?!?  At least those are 'deep' games as well as 16 bit and fun.

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zaps2435 3 years, 5 months ago

anyone notice the blocks cometh ninja in the game?the blocks cometh apparently was taken off the app store because i cant find it, the creator stole the idea.

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JoelTGM 3 years, 5 months ago

wow I've been wanting a game like this.  just a good ol basic platformer that actually works :)