Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? review (iOS / Universal)October 30, 2012
♫ “Horace Wimp, this is your life…”
10 word description: 2D platform action/puzzler. 50 levels. iCloud support. Game Center.
10 word review: Silly name, awesome game. Do yourself a favour: get it.
You will like this if you enjoy: Platform games. Not being disappointed by platform games on your iOS device.
The good news: Everything is pretty much spot-on here; graphics, controls, level design, evolving game mechanics, visual effects, sounds. They’ve even got iCLoud saves working without some of the problems other games have exhibited with that system.
The bad news: The stupid name will lose them more customers than they could possibly imagine. Why they would cripple the sales potential of such a great game in this way is beyond me.
Arcadelife verdict: Brilliant game. Get over the whole “I’m not playing a game about pants and toilet rolls” hurdle and just buy it. If you want a direct comparison, this is the game that Sola Rola should have been but completely blew it. If you were thinking of buying Sola Rola, don’t do it; buy this game instead. I may have to reassess the “best platform game” category when it comes to the Arcadelife end of year awards, if not the “best game of the year” award itself…
Visuals – 9.5/10
Audio – 9.5/10
Controls – 10/10
Content – 10/10
Fun – 9.5/10
Final rating – 97/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.2
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