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Home » Apps with tag 'platformer'

Levelhead is the upcoming level-creating platformer from developer Butterscotch Shenanigans

News By Christian Valentin, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Levelhead is the upcoming level-creating platformer from developer Butterscotch Shenanigans

Butterscotch Shenanigans' library of games have always been diverse and distinct, linked only by a quirky sense of humor and colorful aesthetic. Crashlands was a base-building crafting adventure, Quadropus Rampage was an isometric hectic arcade brawler, Towelfight 2 was an animal-firing dual stick shooter. And now their next game, Levelhead, will add 2D platformer and robust level editor to their line-up of games.  Framed as testing for robot AI, Levelhead gives you the means to construct a wide variety of platforming-based levels, from box-pushing and switch-pressing puzzles and cannon-blasting arenas to sawblade-filled hard-as-nails gauntlets. A large toolset lets you pre…

Still Here is a charming adventure through a robotic world, available on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Still Here is a charming adventure through a robotic world, available on iOS and Android

Still Here promises a jetapck-driven exploration-heavy adventure through its colorful mechanical kingdom, in a relaxed sci-fi platformer about uncovering what happened to mankind and discovering the robotic world left behind. With simple taps, you can hover and float through Still Here's various environments and stages, collecting collectibles and meeting robot inhabitants along the way. As a "pip", it's your goal to talk with these friendly automatons to learn about the secrets of humanity's fate, all while unlocking new outfits and items throughout your calm exploration.  Simple yet resposnive controls lets you boost through the air with precision, using environmental element…

Quirky and challenging sledgehammer platformer Getting Over It is now available on Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 weeks ago
Quirky and challenging sledgehammer platformer Getting Over It is now available on Android

You might be familiar with developer Bennet Foddy, but you probably know his literal walking simulator QWOP, that humorously weird game about trying to walk and shuffle down a track. His latest game Getting Over It has just released on Android, after launching earlier this year on iOS, and its premise is just as unusual and as challenging. You're a guy stuck in cauldron wielding a sledgehammer and you need to climb a mountain. Climbing a mountain would be tough under normal circumstances, but Getting Over It's tricky, frustratingly physics-based movement and controls make it a relentless challenge, as you drag and hop and hook and flip and slide your way forward with your sledgehammer. A…

Spitkiss is a colorful slingshot platformer releasing this year on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Spitkiss is a colorful slingshot platformer releasing this year on iOS and Android

The slingshot mechanic has been a staple for mobile games for years, with myriad games finding different and clever ways to use the touch-friendly control scheme. Spitkiss looks like it'll be a worthy addition to that group, going by the colorful platforming shown in its reveal trailer.  In Spitkiss, means of showing affections between an alien couple is bouncing spit through spike-filled gauntlets, flinging the blob from wall to wall and around corners. Precision aim is a must to leap between safe spots, and slow motion slingshots lets you redirect in mid-air and allows for tricky stages filled with tight gaps, myriad spikes and hazards, and hard-to-reach collectibles to grab. The g…

Artistic platformer Ovivo leaps onto the App Store on March 28th

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months ago
Artistic platformer Ovivo leaps onto the App Store on March 28th

Slated for release next week, Ovivo blends art game and challenging platformer as you gracefully leap through mysterious monochromatic environments. As an agile orb, your goal is to slide and leap through black-and-white levels, each one a winding gauntlet that zooms out to reveal your path was part of a larger tapestry. In this way, Ovivo is part mystery and part precision platformer, as you uncover more of the artwork with each jump and movement. With a tap of the screen, you pass through the ground, swapping colors and conserving momentum; this mechanic lets gracefully swoop and dive across its stages. As levels grow more complex, introducing moving platforming, copious spikes, swining…

Oddmar is another challenging charming platformer from the creators of Leo's Fortune

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months, 1 week ago
Oddmar is another challenging charming platformer from the creators of Leo's Fortune

2014's Leo's Fortune was a mobile milestone, both in terms of its graphics and how the controls and platforming of its goofy mustachioed blob was well received. Now the developers of that game has revealed their next project, the Viking platformer Oddmar slated to release this spring. This Nordic adventure follows the titular warrior across vibrant gauntlets, bringing to mind the hectic stages of the Rayman games. The trailer showcases a varied array of level designs and challenges, from reflex-testing dodges through spikes and crushers to spear and axe wielding combat mixed with the fast-paced platforming. Copius saws and enemies to evade bear all the signs of tricky precision platformer…

Smash, slice, and blast your way through heavy metal hell in vertical platformer Hellbreaker

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Smash, slice, and blast your way through heavy metal hell in vertical platformer Hellbreaker

Tower Fortress fans looking for more upward-driven action may want to keep an eye on Hellbreaker, a new vertical roguelike platformer headed to iOS and Android this year. Placing you in the demon-killing shoes (and mutated arm) of the warrior Arok, Hellbreaker challenges you to escape a randomly generared hell, navigating vertically through a gauntlet of beasts, traps, and bosses. Obliterating your way through this eldritch prison may be harder, but doing so while chaining together combos and avoiding damage is the true test; as you progress upward, selected perks let you modify Arok‘s abilities as well as unlock the power of your projectile-firing demonic form, all to a back drop o…

Slime Pizza takes a gloopy approach to iOS platforming

News By Christian Valentin, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Slime Pizza takes a gloopy approach to iOS platforming

Being a collaboration between Nitrome and Neutronized, you might have certain expectations for Slime Pizza: a colorful and charming artstyle, simple yet challenging gameplay, short bite-sized gauntlets. And you would be right; this new iOS game features all of those in its particularly gooey take on the mobile platformer. As an amorphous delivery boy for the titular pizza service, it’s your job to hop and cling across rooms to recover the slices scattered by a crash landing. Doing so is as simple as dragging on the screen to slingshot in a wobbly arc, sticking to the surfaces you touch. As you travel from room to room and planet to planet, collecting pizza becomes increasingly chall…

Leap fast and fancy when acrobatic platformer Super Fancy Pants Adventure releases on iOS next Thursday

News By Christian Valentin, 4 months ago
Leap fast and fancy when acrobatic platformer Super Fancy Pants Adventure releases on iOS next Thursday

 If you were playing browser games in the early 2000s, you might already be familiar with the spiky hair and orange pants of Fancy Pants’ agile hero. He’s been on iOS before, but on the 25th, Fancy Pants is returning to mobile with the expanded and improved Super Fancy Pants Adventure. This new adventure may be super but the formula remains familiar: you’re unleashed across large levels filled with scribbles to collect, secret levels to find, and a snail shell to trickily bounce around the stage to a waiting golf hole, all the while sliding down slopes to gain momentum for soaring leaps. Fancy Pants is all about fluid and stylish movement, lettung you chain together…

Some Pixar peeps are making a character action adventure called Flyhunter: Origins, it's coming to iOS and Android this October

News By Peter Willington, 3 years, 7 months ago
Some Pixar peeps are making a character action adventure called Flyhunter: Origins, it's coming to iOS and Android this October

Steel Wool Games comprises of Pixar creative types, and they're releasing their first effort on iOS and Android (and PC, Mac, and consoles) in October. Published by Ripstone, the game's titled Flyhunter: Origins and it appears to primarily be a platformer with shooting elements, plus some minigames and silly humour thrown in for good measure. This is the trailer, what do you make of it?…

Hands-on with Skullduggery!, the head-banging, bone-bouncing platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 years, 7 months ago
Hands-on with Skullduggery!, the head-banging, bone-bouncing platformer

Skullduggery! is a game about banging your head against a wall. Not the frustrated 'I've just locked my keys in the car and now I have to walk to Shropshire' headbanging, you understand. No, Skullduggery! is all about tactically bouncing your bonce off of flat surfaces to navigate your way across side-scrolling levels. To reach the the pipe at the end of each maze you must pull back on your brain stem, before releasing your finger and launching your bony face into the great unknown. To see this macabre mechanic in action, check out our hands-on video above.…

Sega’s super Sonic summer sale

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
Sega’s super Sonic summer sale

Sega has dropped the price of three Sonic The Hedgehog titles on the App Store. Sonic The Hedgehog starts off this sale. Sega’s original super-speed platformer has the pointy hero rescuing his friends from the evil Dr Robotnik. Reimagined for iOS with touchcontrols and new playable characters, we thought this was a good interpretation of the Mega Drive / Genesis classic when we tried in back in 2009. Next up is Sonic The Hedgehog 2. This sequel does little to change the highspeed formula, with Sonic once again doing battle with Dr Robotnik. Originally, however, Sonic 2 did introduce the wonderfully named Miles Prower (a.k.a. Tails) to the world - for which we are forever grate…

VVVVVV Review

Review Terry Cavanagh By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
VVVVVV Review

Originally released back in 2010, Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV has been a long time coming to iOS. A lot of this time has been spent making sure the touch controls live up to original's button-based system. It's a huge consideration for this precision platformer as any issues would ruin the experience. So, it is with some excitement that we can say that Cavanagh has pulled it off. The story begins with your character Capt. Viridian telling his crew to abandon ship as the vessel is sucked i…

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Drawn to Life Review

Review 505 Games (US), Inc. By Alex Beech, 3 years, 11 months ago
Drawn to Life Review

Drawn to Life was a originally released back in 2007 on DS. It was based around the tantalising idea of letting you draw characters and items directly into a game world. Seven years on, the game has now made its way on to the App Store. All this port delivers, however, is proof that some things are best left in the past. Despite the fact that creation is the the game's main hook, it is a limited mechanic. Each of your creations must conform to a specific size and shape, limiting your…

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Charming indie platformer Thomas Was Alone has just jumped onto the iPad

News By Alex Beech, 4 years ago
Charming indie platformer Thomas Was Alone has just jumped onto the iPad

Mike Bithell has finally ported his minimalist indie platformer Thomas Was Alone to iPad. Set in a dark, angular universe, Thomas Was Alone has you take control of a selection of different sized rectangles as they try to escape their collapsing world. While the cast is just a collection of four side shapes, the differences between them goes deeper than just their dimensions Each rectangle possessing unique abilities. Take Clare, the large blue square, who, despite worrying about her size, is the only one of the team able to float on water. Then there's the cynical Chris, whose shorter stature lets him fit through gaps others cannot. It is only by making use of every block's individual…