All items tagged with "platformer"

Callys Caves Is A Weird Thing You Can Play For Free [Review]

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Parent thieves are the worst. They’re even more despicable when they kidnap your parents and fill the scary, nebulous cave system behind your house full of monsters!

Callys Caves by Jordan Pearson
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPhone
Price: Free

This is Callys’ reality in Callys Caves. The evil Dr. Herbert has whisked Callys’ family away and its up to her to buy enough shotgun upgrades to slay her way to victory.

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‘Mikey Hooks’ Ups His Game With Responsive Controls, Whimsical Style, Brilliant Level Design [Review]

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Mikey Hooks by Beaver Tap Games
Category: iOS Games
Works With: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Price: $1.99

Beaver Tap Games, comprised of Mike Meade and Mike Gaughen, has polished the speedrun hook game to a fine sheen. Echoing Rocketcat Games’ Hook Champ and Super QuickHook, the team’s first game, Mikey Shorts, garnered a ton of praise from critics and fans alike.

With this second release, Mikey Hooks, the team has again raised the bar for well designed levels, a whimsical art style, and a solid control scheme that works surprisingly well on the touch screen. Fans of the genre and newcomers alike will find plenty to love in this leveled speedrun platforming game.

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Gun Monkeys – Fling An Army Of Enjoyably Expendable Monkeys Into The Future

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You know what the world needs? More free energy sources. Also? We need more games with monkeys in.

Luckily, Gun Monkeys, the new platformer-shooter from Size Five Games, has both.

Lovingly narrated by British actor Kevin Eldon, Gun Monkeys involves a plot wherein you’ll need to send a bunch of monkeys to the distant future where things are super dangerous yet also incredibly full of free energy. To get the energy, you’ll need to send the monkeys. It’s that simple.

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Platform Puzzle Pangolin Is Pretty Much Perfect [Review]

Pangolin is a cute little puzzle-platformer for iOS that might either drive you mad with rage or mad to the point of insanity. Or both. It’s tricky, challenging, and offers plenty of repeat play opportunities.

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Rayman Jungle Run Updated For The Holidays With A New World, New Characters

Rayman Jungle Run Updated For The Holidays With A New World, New Characters

Rayman Jungle Run got an update today, adding ten more levels within a brand-new world for the holidays. The app description mentions, “10 new levels, including a snowy jungle, waterfalls, interactive environments, and a new crazy Land of The Dead challenge.”

There is also an updated character pack available for $0.99 as an in-app purchase, as well. It includes new character Globox, and two new Rayman costumes to use in-game.

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The Best Alternatives to Super Mario Bros On iOS [App Store Roundup]

The Best Alternatives to Super Mario Bros On iOS [App Store Roundup]

I fell in love with Super Mario Bros. when my parents bought me a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) for Christmas as a young boy, and I’ve been obsessed with Super Mario games ever since. There’s nothing that would please me more than having the chunky plumber in my pocket on my iPhone. But since Nintendo refuses to bring its titles to iOS, we’re forced to play the alternatives.

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The absence of Super Mario has spawned a number of terrific platforming alternatives that are just as enjoyable. I’ve been enjoying a number of them over the years, and thought it was about time I shared the best of the bunch.

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‘Volcano Escape’ is Packed Full of Red Hot Action [Must-Have Game]

‘Volcano Escape’ is Packed Full of Red Hot Action [Must-Have Game]

Volcano Escape($1.99) iPhone – Games

One of my favorite games to hit the iPhone recently is Volcano Escape a brilliant new action platformer that takes you on a fun-filled mission to escape a scorching hot volcano, while a hoard of tribal minions attempt to ruin your progress and barbecue your bones. Wield a selection of impressive weaponry that includes grenade launchers, jet packs, and shotguns, and take out the evil tribe on your route to safety through a rich 3D environment with beautifully bright visuals.

Volcano Escape is a terrific platformer that provides level after level of action-packed entertainment, which, together with its crazy characters and explosive weaponry, makes it one of the greatest games in its genre.

Rating: ★★★★½