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…

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 9.5/10
Audio – 9.5/10
Controls – 10/10
Content – 10/10
Fun – 9.5/10
Final rating – 97/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.2
iTunes link

Flexile Studio website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (iOS 6)
iPad (iOS 5.1.1)

One comment

  1. completely agreed with this review. GOTY material.

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