Bloo Kid’s new mobile version set to deliver more platform gaming thrills

Nowadays, mobile games seem to be released in their thousands every day and competition among developers is hence higher than what it has ever been. In a move to keep their creations refresh and attractive, it was a requirement to find a way to continuously boost things up. Regular app updates were eventually the solution that most decided to adopt in order to keep players’ attention!

An example of a recently updated title can be Bloo Kid! The latter has been around for a number of years and according to its creators, its gameplay can be described as a mix between Bubble Bobble & Super Mario. However, over the years, most users seemed to have managed to overcome the original 84 levels on offer. A boost was a requirement to keep this pretty fun app alive; version 4.1 was hence delivered a few days ago.

Bloo Kid

On the other hand, it will be wise to note that an update is not necessarily meant to provide gamers with more playing time! It’s also an opportunity for the developer to improve the quality of the content that is being offered. In the case of Bloo Kid, a 64-bit support was added! This was a move to avoid a certain ‘32-bit apocalypse’. You will have to admit that this was indeed a pretty wise step to take!

Do note that the 12 new levels now added, will eventually keep players going for a while. This brings the total to 96 and platformer fans will certainly be thrilled with the treat. All versions of the game can presently be updated for free. Get it done soon and help the character save his girlfriend round after round! The trailer will give you a glimpse of what some of the new features are. Enjoy!

Nitrome announced as the new Tower Fortress publisher

Folks who have been waiting for news from Keybol will be glad to hear that Nitrome has joined forces with the developer to help out with their next project. That’s none other than Tower Fortress and we can now confirm that it will soon be released on major mobile platforms. The publisher has actually improved things; players will hence get to enjoy better graphics and a few other perks. Feel free to check the announcement video for an idea of what to expect!

Tower Fortress

Footy Golf: combines golf, street foot and platformer elements smoothly

Innovation is key when you are dealing with mobile games and developers are indeed trying pretty hard to meet the needs of demanding gamers. A recent example will have to be Footy Golf from Donut Games! This title is actually a combination between golf, street foot and platform gaming, but rest assured as it was assembled with the required precision. When it comes to the gameplay, it is all about kicking a ball that will obviously fly around, collecting coins, before ending in a net. The app has been released for both Android and iOS users, do check it out!

Footy Golf

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup: an iPad port is expected

Mobile gamers have proved to be in deep love with the platform game genre! Since the end of 2016, the release of new titles seems to have boomed and it’s still going pretty strong. These days, The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup is one that seems to be highly expected. The latter has been announced as a puzzle platformer and it will come with a steampunk theme that will give it a very special look! It might help to point out that an iPad port will be delivered; it will come alongside the 3DS, Wii U and Steam versions. Wait no more, check the announcement trailer for an idea of what to expect. Remember that it’s free to subscribe for this blog’s newsletter to get the latest updates!

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup

Meganoid (2017) is a few days from its mobile release

We have good news for mobile gamers who have been waiting for a quality platformer! The next in line is called Meganoid (2017); it will be released at some point in March of this year. Also note that it’s a project that will be coming from Orangepixel. As hinted by the developers, iOS gamers will be the first to be served and a trailer can presently be viewed right here for a better and clearer idea of what to expect. For now, do stay tuned for more details and remember to share your thoughts in the comments section!

Meganoid (2017)

Die by Died: an action platformer with RPG elements

From simple observations, we can now conclude that the platformer genre is facing some sort of evolution! Games are not always all about running in a straight line to collect coins. Things are getting mixed and players are presently being served with better and more captivating titles. One that we can certainly refer to these days is a forthcoming app by Wei Shi.

The latter is called Die by Died and even if the title does not make sense, it’s still looking like an app that will certainly catch the eyes of mobile gamers. The feature that will help this game demarcate itself from the rest is its gameplay. RPG elements have been included and these will hopefully cater for the needs of players who would otherwise have nothing to do with a running man!

Die by Died

When it comes to the in-game action, you folks can expect pretty sleek-looking graphics. A gun-wielding character will have to be controlled, and as one progresses it will eventually be possible to unlock more weapons and various other perks. Smooth controls will also add to the charm of this forthcoming piece of entertainment.

According to information that we presently have, the launch is slated for the 22nd of February. Yes, that’s definitely not a long wait and if we can possibly guess, all mobile platforms should have their own version. In the wait for the release, do take some time to check the first trailer out. It will surely give you a better idea of what’s on the way!

Collect or Die: a tilt platformer for the thrill-seekers  

If you still haven’t had enough of platform gaming on your mobile device, you will be glad to learn that new ones are being released regularly! Whether you look for your games on the App Store or on Google Play, be assured that you will always find something that will suit you perfectly!

A platformer that you will certainly like to give a try is Collect or Die! The latter will be in stores by the 26th of January of 2017 and it will be an appropriate game for those who have been looking for some gore elements as they run across obstacles while collecting coins.

Collect or Die

A stickman will have to be guided in that title and if there is one special feature to look out for, it will have to be the deadly traps! The title’s tilt-controlled nature will also help differentiate it from the thousands of competitors that are presently out there. You heard it, users will only have to tilt their devices to move the character! However, this is eventually going to add to the level of difficulty. A real challenge can hence be expected!

From what we know, the game will be released by Super Smith Bros, it will cost players $1.99 and will apparently hold no in-app purchases. Sounds pretty interesting to me and if you cannot wait to take a look at what’s coming, you can now watch the announcement trailer for a glimpse of the action! Stay tuned for additional details and remember to share your thoughts in the comment section!

Golf Zero, an upcoming platforming golf game!

Just when we thought that we had seen it all, something has been announced to blow us away! We are obviously referring to the platform game genre and its present boiling state. The latest news is about the forthcoming release of another original title. It’s actually in its refinement phase but it will soon be revealed!

The game we are referring to has been called Golf Zero. By its name, it might be slightly hard to believe that it’s a platformer. However, that’s due to the fact that it comes with a twist; the game will also bear golf features! Indeed, players will be tasked to control a bouncy character whose objective is to get the ball into a hole that’s by a red flag.

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Golf Zero

Several levels will have to be completed to score the best and eventually make your way onto the leaderboard. Nevertheless, things will not be simple as deadly spikes, saws, springs, long gaps and other traps will all be around to slow you down in your quest. Precision, concentration, reflexes and speed are skills that will definitely help a lot!

Do note that the app is being developed by Colin Lane and Brad Erkkila. The duo has only released a few gifs till now, but these are still pretty instructive. They showcase the main character, the arcade-themed world and the gameplay. To boot, they also revealed that the launch will occur at some point by the end of February. Stay tuned for more details and do share your thoughts in the comments section!

Stagehand: a ‘reverse platformer’ game from Big Bucket

We have tested several of them and we surely know how it feels to play a platformer game on mobile! It’s fun, exciting and gamers are sure to benefit from a good dose of entertainment on the go. Considering that thousands of new apps get released daily, it is clear that a few had to come from the genre that you enjoy so much!

The one that you will certainly like to look out for is going to be released by the developers behind hit titles like The Incident and Space Age. That’s none other than Big Bucket, and they have now revealed that their forthcoming game will be called Stagehand. The latter is slated for a November the 23rd of 2016 launch and it should come with a price of $1.99 only.

Stagehand

You heard it, even more action is on the way for those who have a passion for Super Mario style thrills! However, the newly announced app will come with a very surprising twist! Players will not control the character, but the platforms on which he will be moving on. That’s right it will be a fast-paced challenge and dragging things around on time to make way for Frank will be the key to score the highest possible!

Do note that Stagehand is presently targeted at the iOS Store exclusively and more details about other ports will probably be revealed in the future. For now, a pretty demonstrative trailer has gone live and it will provide prospect gamers with an idea of what’s coming. Check it out!

 

High Risers: A platformer that is being called a climber or endless runner

These days, the platform gaming genre is getting remixed and with new features being added in-game, they are being called differently to better reflect their nature. Whether you agree to this or not, it is happening and one of the latest examples is Kumobius’s recent App Store and Google Play release.

The latter was named High Risers and it is being described as a climber and also as an endless runner. However, if you, as a gamer, look closely at what the title really is, you will definitely realise that it has pretty strong platformer roots. Players will be tasked to control a running character as it goes through a building that’s under construction.

High Risers

Just like a typical platform game, this new release will involve tapping on the screen, jumping from roof to roof and bouncing to collect coins. Several other characters can be unlocked and they have all been designed to look like heroes that have already made a name for themselves (Super Mario, Sonic or Donkey Kong).

Do note that the developer mentioned that “if Leap Day and Canabalt had a baby”, High Risers is what it would most definitely look like! Some might agree, but again, it’s all about how good you are as an observer and how ready you are to accept the process what can possibly be called ‘genre amalgamation’. Traditional folks might not love the fact this is really taking place, but it is happening and it might help to embrace the situation and the game that we been referring to!

A platformer that we all expect is coming from Nintendo soon!

We have all heard the news and most are surely excited about the fact that the world’s most popular platformer will soon make its way to mobile platforms. The initiative is from a developer that has been around since the dawn of games, and that’s none other than Nintendo! The title will feature a plumber and he is known for his jumping and running skills. You guessed it?!

Yes, that’s Super Mario, and it might be surprising, but till date, this chubby hero has not yet been seen within any mobile application! However, things are about to change and it’s all due to Nintendo’s resolution to finally conquer the App Store and Google Play. Do note that Fusajiro Yamauchi has been executing his plans smoothly and Pokémon GO has certainly helped a lot in the multinational’s endeavour to take over new markets.

Super Mario Run

By December of 2016 Super Mario Run will hit the iOS store and a specific release date is likely to be revealed in the days to come. From what we know, the title will preserve its platformer roots and will be boosted with beautiful graphics and sound. On the other hand, we have also been hinted that the app will later have an Android port and a possible Switch version is also being talked about. Sounds good right!?

For now, it might help to take a look at the latest released gameplay video that is seen on the official Nintendo Mobile channel on YouTube. Remember to post your thoughts in the comments section and do stay tuned for further updates about all forthcoming platform and arcade games!

Leap Day: a platform gaming experience that’s now better than ever  

 

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Leap Day

If there is a developer that you can count on to provide you with mobile entertainment like no other, it will certainly have to be Nitrome! The latter earlier delivered Leap Day and this title has proved to be a pretty interesting pastime. However, things have now got better as version 1.3.8 is available for iOS users. This expansion adds several cool perks to the app and it will be wise to update as soon as possible!

Do note that this fast-paced action platformer is presently free-to-play on both the App Store and Google Play and it actually provides gamers with a different level to play every single day! That’s right, users can enjoy a brand new experience each time they decide to use the application, and you will have to admit that this is a pretty unique feature for a freemium mobile game!

To boot, Leap Day now comes with iCloud support and this basically means that players will be able to save their progress and continue on any other device on which they have the title installed. On the other hand, it will also be possible to unlock new and colourful characters. Rockman, Giant toad, Turret knight and many more are to be discovered!

The challenge will be real as you play one and it will be all thanks to traps and monsters that will be seen on the way up! These will take the form of spikes, huge creatures, wrecking balls, etc. However, things are likely to go well with the right skills and speed. You might want to watch the trailer for a better view of what to expect!