Posts Tagged: Platformer

1 Bit Ninja

2D platformer looks just like every other Mario clone except with not just crappy graphics and controls but REALLY crappy graphics and controls. If you play platformers all the time, you’ll probably think this 1 Bit Ninja is cute. You can run just one direction, only one speed (fast), and you die a lot. Well, I died a lot. Didn’t even bother making it through first level. OK, those of you crying foul, supposedly (according to the web page), the whole 2D thing is a ruse and it’s actually 3D with hidden paths and stuff. I couldn’t even get far enough to explore that option!

Survival score: Get it out of here!

1 Bit Ninja

2D platformer looks just like every other Mario clone except with not just crappy graphics and controls but REALLY crappy graphics and controls. If you play platformers all the time, you’ll probably think this 1 Bit Ninja is cute. You can run just one direction, only one speed (fast), and you die a lot. Well, I died a lot. Didn’t even bother making it through first level. OK, those of you crying foul, supposedly (according to the web page), the whole 2D thing is a ruse and it’s actually 3D with hidden paths and stuff. I couldn’t even get far enough to explore that option!

Survival score: Get it out of here!

Chop Chop Caveman

I have a hard time finding 2D platformers I enjoy playing. Started all the way back with sega and Sonic. Even with Mario, though that was a little better. Just not enough exploring for me.

Well, any way, I highly recommend chop chop caveman is to any one who adores 2D platformers. It has interesting characters, just the right sense of humor, smooth gameplay, and meets all of the typical expectations for the genre. Just not enough intrigue and adventure to keep me playing beyond a level or two.

Survival mode: 30 minutes…your mileage will almost certainly vary.

Chop Chop Caveman

I have a hard time finding 2D platformers I enjoy playing. Started all the way back with sega and Sonic. Even with Mario, though that was a little better. Just not enough exploring for me.

Well, any way, I highly recommend chop chop caveman is to any one who adores 2D platformers. It has interesting characters, just the right sense of humor, smooth gameplay, and meets all of the typical expectations for the genre. Just not enough intrigue and adventure to keep me playing beyond a level or two.

Survival mode: 30 minutes…your mileage will almost certainly vary.

Glowfish

As I’m playing this game, my husband leans over and after a few seconds says “sometimes you play the most beautiful games.” And Glowfish is beautiful. After playing the free version, where you get a couple of levels to try out, I put it on my wish list and snagged it when it was on sale. You control a fishy-swimmy-thingy that swims–glides, really–through all sorts of underwater caverns defeating baddies and picking up little wayward tadpole-ish friends that got lost from their homes. The artwork is gorgeous, the game play is fluid, and there are enough save points that if you want to stop during a level, you can. You can replay a level pretty easily, and the game tells you at the end of each level how many friends, coins, and secret areas you found (and didn’t find), so you can decide if you want to try again. Survival score: Countless hours, some levels replayed.

Glowfish

As I’m playing this game, my husband leans over and after a few seconds says “sometimes you play the most beautiful games.” And Glowfish is beautiful. After playing the free version, where you get a couple of levels to try out, I put it on my wish list and snagged it when it was on sale. You control a fishy-swimmy-thingy that swims–glides, really–through all sorts of underwater caverns defeating baddies and picking up little wayward tadpole-ish friends that got lost from their homes. The artwork is gorgeous, the game play is fluid, and there are enough save points that if you want to stop during a level, you can. You can replay a level pretty easily, and the game tells you at the end of each level how many friends, coins, and secret areas you found (and didn’t find), so you can decide if you want to try again. Survival score: Countless hours, some levels replayed.