Category Archives: Platformer

My Painful Journey With ‘Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek’

Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek By: 中手游 (Dream Tree) I'd been cautiously keeping an eye on Dream Tree's puzzle platformer, Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek up to its release. The teaser videos didn't give a good idea what the game would be like, but I was curious about the cencept of using the user interface (UI) as controls. I also liked the look of the game, as it has that Monument Valley vibe to it. Since it released at only $1.99, I decided to take a chance on it despite my limited knowledge Read more [...]

Linelight: Walkthrough Guide, Hints, Tips and Tricks

Linelight By: BT Productions (My Dog Zorro) This is a walkthrough guide with hints, help, tips and tricks for the iOS, Android and PC game, Linelight, by My Dog Zorro and BT Productions. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section. See my Linelight review. See my interview with the developer, Brett Taylor. Controls: - For the mobile version of the game, the controls are very simple. You can play either in portrait mode or landscape mode. I like portrait mode, as you can use just Read more [...]

‘Mushroom 11’ iOS Review: It’s Loads of Fun, Guys!

Mushroom 11 By: Untame You've probably heard me say this a lot: I hate platformers. It's incredibly rare for me to finish one. I usually try some because the graphics are impressive or the game just looks interesting, maybe has a theme I relate to. But I give up on most of them fairly early on. The exceptions are those that use some platforming ideas but are designed around the strengths of a touch screen instead of just trying to jam a traditional platformer onto a mobile device. Games like Telepaint Read more [...]

‘Splitter Critters’ Review: How Did They Do It?

Splitter Critters By: RAC7 Games (Update, 2/4/2017: The game got some new content, discussed below.) When I got my first iPhone, it felt like magic. It still kind of does, but now it's magic I've gotten used to, that is part of my daily life. I don't often stop and ponder anymore how incredible it is that thing is able to translate my taps and swipes into very specific commands. In the same vein, most iOS games that suck me in these days feel great on the platform but don't make me contemplate Read more [...]

Splitter Critters: Walthrough Guide and Solutions

Splitter Critters By: RAC7 Games This is a complete walkthrough guide with answers and solutions for the iOS puzzle game Splitter Critters by RAC7 Games. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section. See my Splitter Critters review here. Tips: Make use of the "undo" button! It's not just for mistakes. It's a mechanic that helps you minimize the number of cuts you make, since you are limited. Some puzzles are designed specifically around using the undo button, so make it a habit. Use Read more [...]