- Whimsical presentation is attractive.
- Manipulating the world adds interest to the platforming sections.
- Obtuse puzzles with unclear solutions.
- Mimpi himself is stiff and awkward to control.
Though Mimpi's cute platforming antics appear to be aimed at a younger audience, the obtuse puzzles and weird imagery left us unsatisfied.
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Mimpi is a game for anyone who has ever wondered what's going on inside their dog's mind when its asleep. The answer, according to this arty puzzle platformer, is that man's best friend is exploring bizarre abstract environments, manipulating clouds, and chatting with Chihuahua headed mermaids.
You control Mimpi using the arrows on screen. The movement and jump animations are a little stiff, but luckily, precision platforming is not what the majority of the game is about.
Instead, the game presents you with mini puzzles based on world manipulation. There might be a ledge too high for Mimpi to reach, requiring you use your finger to move clouds that will support the doggy's weight. Things get a little tense when you have to make a leap of faith, quickly moving the cloud to where you hope you're going to land, but most of the interactions needed to progress are fairly simple.
However, while the physical solutions may be simple, the game can rather obtuse when clueing you in to your next move. The art style and subject suggest this is a simple game marketed towards a younger audience, but the peculiar puzzles had us stumped on more than one occasion. There are hints available, but the bulbs that grant them are scarce - unless you wish to part with some more money through in-app purchases.
Mimpi is a tough sell. The presentation is great, and the ability to use the touch screen to change the world is welcome. The stiff controls, obtuse puzzles, and hint extortion drag the experience down, though, and leave us wondering who the target demographic actually is. It's has is moments, but we think Mimpi shows us that it's more enjoyable to watch dogs kick their little legs, than to actually experience what's going on in their canine brains.
DescriptionMimpi is free for limited time!
TouchArcade: 4.5/5 "Mimpi is adorable, the artwork is amazing, and the puzzles are both challenging and simply fun to play through ... I highly recommend folks check it out."
Arcade Sushi: 9/10 "This first rate app is an absolutely gorgeous title, and it’s one of the few physics based puzzlers that moves the heart and the mind."
App Addict: 4/5 "Mimpi is delightful platformer, that really shines due to the challenging puzzle element which often cleverly utilizes the touch screen."
Explore strange new worlds and unique adventures in Mimpi - a fantastic new adventure, puzzle, and platformer game. The game is like a psychedelic illustration come alive! Mimpi the dog is searching for his master in eight diverse worlds. The environment is seldom repetitive, the puzzles are always new. The story is told without words by the game world itself. The game can be played by anyone, kids, adults, hipsters, crypto terrestrials... :)
Mimpi runs best on iPad 1, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4 gen and newer.
- 8 different illustrated levels where each screen is different - Puzzle, platformer and adventure mechanics combined into unique gameplay style
- Unique puzzles and minigames that seldom repeat
- 24 short comics to discover
- Unobtrusive story that is told completely without words, no boring dialogues
- Music that changes as you progress levels - 8 character skins available in game
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What's New in Version 1.0.2- circles/key puzzle simplified
- many minor bugfixes
- more generous inapp purchases
- gameplay optimization
- graphics tweaking
- GUI/sound polish