Leo's Fortune Review
- Rich, detailed presentation
- Nice platform puzzles
- Natural control scheme
- Floaty jumping can result in undeserved deaths
Leo’s Fortune will immediately impress with its lush presentation, but will keep you coming back thanks to its tight physics platforming gameplay.
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As small green furballs go, Leopold is one of the more industrious. His life as an engineer has earned him a mountain of gold that he treasures above all else. One day he returns home to find it stolen, and immediately sets out in pursuit.
Leopold's path is marked by a trail of gold coins. All you have to do to guide him to his prize is follow the sparkling breadcrumb trail across five different lands, each filled with beautifully crafted environments and physics-based platform puzzles.
Controlling Leo is simple thanks to the streamlined controls. Touching anywhere on the left half of the touchscreen brings up a slider to indicate Leopold’s relative speed. Moving your thumb either left or right will then start the furry fellow moving in the desired direction. Though we generally found ourselves ignoring the slider, on later stages the precision it offered proved invaluable.
The right of the touch screen controls Leo’s inflation. Sliding up lets him inflate, causing him to jumpand float , while swiping down sends him crashing to earth. You can also use his puffed-up body to raise platforms and trigger switch. Unfortunately, Leo’s buoyant nature can make his jumping feel a little imprecise, leading to some undeserved deaths, but the generous checkpoint system goes some way to combatting this
As you progress from lush forest to icy mountains, new mechanics are layered into the puzzles. The first big change comes as you visit the ocean area. Here, watery pools let Leo bob happily on the surface. Swipe down, however, and Leo will sink like a stone. You can then inflate the little chap to send him rocketing upwards, shooting out of the water to reach higher levels. Twists like this keep the gamplay engaging and exciting, with new elements are introduced, forgotten, and then reintroduced when least expected.
Leo’s Fortune offers a gorgeous world to jump, float, and slide your way through. While mechnically it isnt the most original experience, the implementation of its physics-focused platforming, combined with its presentation, make this fluffy adventure easy to recommend.
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App Store Best of 2014 and 2014 WWDC Apple Design Award winner!
Leo’s Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure.
“Virtually flawless…could be called the best game on the platform” – 5 out of 5 Apple’N’Apps
“Every level is meticulously detailed...Every scene looks simply spectacular” 5 out of 5 stars – Toucharcade
“One of the most beautiful iOS games I’ve seen in a while…It will make you smile the instant you pick it up” 5 out of 5 stars Cult of Mac
“I just returned home to find all my gold has been stolen! For some devious purpose, the thief has dropped pieces of my gold like breadcrumbs through the woods. Despite this pickle of a trap, I am left with no choice but to follow the trail. Whatever lies ahead, I must recover my fortune.” -Leopold
VOYAGE through lush environments from mossy forests and arid deserts, to pirate cities and snowy mountains.
SURVIVE vicious traps and solve physics-based puzzles through 24 levels of treacherous adventure.
FOLLOW the trail of gold and uncover the truth behind Leo’s stolen fortune.
Finish Leo’s Fortune to unlock Hard-core Mode: try to beat the whole game without dying to unlock a special prize! Compete with your Game Center friends to beat as many levels as you can in the fastest time possible.
Leo’s Fortune supports iCloud game saves and Game Controllers made for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Game Controller support requires iOS 7 or later and is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad 2 or later, and iPod touch (5th generation).*
An internet connection prior to the start of level 7 will be necessary to complete the download of app data for Leo’s Fortune.
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*Certain Game Controllers have specific minimum device requirements. Check compatibility with your controller manufacturer.