- Relaxing undersea gameplay coupled with fluid movement.
- The soundtrack goes a long way in establishing the mood.
- Levels can be a completionist's dream
- Info dump help screen before the tutorial takes you through the basics.
- It would help if the power-ups gave a greater sense of what they do.
Lightopus is visually intriguing and aurally relaxing, as you swim around protecting your babies, and having them feed on your enemies. A unique experience.
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Games that are set under the sea usually have a relaxing tone attached to them. There's just something about gliding below the ocean blue. The Little Mermaid must have been onto something. In Lightopus, not only are you gliding around in a visual aquatic wonderland, but there's a more pressing purpose to propel you to action. Your babies, and your entire species is under attack!
Each level has you floating around what can only be described as a small pocket of ocean. You are confined to this pocket until you collect enough Lightopus eggs to satisfy the level requirements, that will allow you to jet out of the bubble, and float around till you find a new one. Control is very intuitive either using your finger to guide Lightopus around, or switching to a joystick. We found the finger precision to be immaculate, with an amazingly responsive turning circle, but the joystick would stop your finger from obscuring things on the screen.
As well as collecting babies and bouncing off pinball bumpers, there are three stars to find in each stage as well. Enough stars will unlock the boss' lair so star collection is not just for your own personal gratification. There are also enemies that will chase Lightopus down. Defeating these enemies is quite satisfying. You can knock them out the way with your tail, or you can position yourself so your hungry babies gorge themselves on your pursuers. Removing your foes can be chained for a higher score combo and it brings a little excitement into this cruisy ride.
With the visuals emulating an underwater light show, and the music cradling you as you make your way from pocket to pocket, Lightopus is a very enjoyable experience. It might be a little too low key or repetitive for some players, but there should be plenty who will appreciate the mood it invokes.
DescriptionGo, Lightopus ! You are the last of our kind. Go into the Abyss, save the Bulbies and bring back the Light!
All the Lightopuses in the Abyss were killed and their remaining young captured by the monsters of the Abyss. You are the only lightopus alive, a species on the brink of extinction. Your mission is to rescue the young Lightopus and free them from the Abyss monsters' sealzones.
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“I’m going to go out on a limb and predict Lightopus will be a future Hall of Famer for the App Store. It's a mix of colorful environments, simple yet challenging gameplay, and upbeat soundtrack make for one of those “lightning in a bottle” games you can’t stop playing.”
148Apps - Editor's Choice
“This game is not to be missed by those looking for something new to enchant them on the iOS platform.”
Touch Arcade - Beauty Through Motion
“Every feature adds to a superb overall presentation that just works.”
Pocket Gamer - Silver Award
“This is innovative gaming at its finest, and whilst it's let down by a few niggles, they're not enough to spoil what is a fantastically enjoyable, highly playable arcade adventure.”
AppTudes - Editor's Choice
“Lightopus is a beautifully crafted game. The game looks great on retina display, and the gameplay is both unusual and addictive. If players are looking for a challenging yet simple game, Lightopus is worth checking out.”
AppSpy - A Unique Experience
“Lightopus is visually intriguing and aurally relaxing, as you swim around protecting your babies, and having them feed on your enemies. A unique experience.”
What's new in version 1.2
-Casual and Advanced modes
-Game balancing adjusted
•Unique and intuitive control: Optional touch control or virtual joypad
•Fun and addictive gameplay
•Lifely character movements with AI
•Face various monster bosses with special powers
•Collect stars to unlock Monster's Hive for special gameplay
•Original and attractive music
•Game Center Leaderboards & Achievements Support
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What's New in Version 1.25- Additional Chinese and Korean languages.
- Optimized for iPhone 5