Platform Hell Pro review (iPod/iPhone)April 30, 2011
♫ “Hell ain’t no bad place to be,
You know that hell, ain’t no bad place to be”
10 word description: Retro style platformer. Single screen challenges. Collect diamonds, avoid enemies.
10 word review: Deliberately garish presentation brightens up a relentlessly tough retro challenge.
You will like this if you enjoy: Retro platform games – more Manic Miner than Super Mario.
The good news: Hardly anyone is going to be disappointed with this game because retro platform fans pretty much know what they’re going to get.
The bad news: Jumping sometimes feels a bit floaty (best word I can come up with) and it is often hard (deliberately) to make essential jumps between some platforms. Depending on what you’re expecting, this may not be bad news at all.
Arcadelife verdict: The clue is in the title of the game. This is a platform game for people who want to have their gaming prowess broken and humiliated. I’m still trying to get better than a bronze star on level 1. On most I wouldn’t mind any kind of star to replace the 99.99 best time… Maybe I’m just not as good at platform games as I thought I was.
Retro platform fans will almost certainly appreciate the single-screen, limited lives, impossible time-limit, pink & turquoise kick-in-the-nuts nightmare on offer here. Anyone not too sure might want to try the free version first.
Arcadelife rating: 80/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.1
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