Oddmar won the Apple Design Award in 2018, and the Viking-themed platformer is now available on Apple Arcade. Friday’s other addition is Dandara: Trials of Fear, also a platformer.
Both games have been in the App Store for years, but have now joined hundreds of other titles in Apple’s gaming subscription service.
Quest for Valhalla in Oddmar+
In Oddmar+, players guide the titular Viking through 24 levels to prove yourself worthy of Valhalla. In each level, the Viking must contend with assorted baddies, jump over spikes, collect coin equivalents, and solve puzzles. So, yes, it’s a typical side-scrolling platformer. But a very well designed one.
Read the Cult of Mac review to learn more.
Dandara: Trials of Fear+ is beautiful, too
The other App Store classic making the move to Apple Arcade on Friday is Dandara: Trials of Fear+, which describes itself as a 2D metroidvania platformer. It challenges players to use a combination of speed & skill, wits and reflexes, to solve puzzles, earn power-ups, and access areas previously unreachable.
The game offers gorgeous handcrafted pixel art and original soundtrack compositions.
Both now on Apple Arcade
Oddmar+ is available on the Apple Arcade section of the App Store now. The same is true for Dandara: Trials of Fear+. Both support game controllers, and are available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. In addition, there’s a Mac version of Oddmar+.
Playing either costs $4.99 a month. Neither original game had in-app purchases so it wasn’t necessary to strip these out for their appearance in the gaming service, which bans these.
Apple has added quite a few App Store classics to the service in recent months, like Crossy Road+ and Galaga Wars+.
That’s on to of a sizable collection of original games, including NBA 2K22, Lego Star Wars Battles and SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit.