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Mr Legs

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Product: Mr Legs | Developer: I Like James Games | Publisher: I Like James Games | Format: Android | Genre: Arcade, Puzzle | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
 
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You have legs, right? They're pretty useful things to have in this day and age, getting us from A to B and all that jazz.

But do your legs extend to preposterous lengths, allowing you to grab cherries from tree branches with just your teeth? No? We're sorry to hear that. What a shame.

The singular Mr Legs is the closest you're likely to get to this admittedly niche ambition.

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Here's the story: Mr Legs is out on a stroll, and he's looking to eat as many cherries as possible before he reaches his destination.

Your job is to drag him up and down to extend and retract his legs, allowing him to reach fruit both up high and down low.

Mr Legs speeds up and slows down depending on how tall he is, meaning that you can't simply focus on the height of the cherries - you also need to look ahead and consider the obstacles in front of him.

That's because there are nasty birds that try to peck Mr Legs's eyes out, and bombs on the ground that threaten to explode as he walks by. The key to success is to keep complete control over how quickly Mr Legs moves into obstacles.

These factors combine to make the game more of a puzzler than an arcade experience, as you attempt to work out how to get past specific obstacles by speeding up and slowing down in quick succession.

That's "Mister" to you

What makes Mr Legs really entertaining is the personality oozing out of its every orifice.

The Mozart soundtrack and Mr Legs's shouts of "Hello baaaaby" go nicely with the monochrome, out-of-this-world settings that Mr Legs makes his way through.

It all makes for a unique experience that will stay with you for a long time after you've played it.

And you'll be playing it for a while. The level design throughout is spot-on, meaning that getting three stars in each level is deeply rewarding.

Legless

It's worth stressing that Mr Legs is tough going, and not for the faint-hearted.

Get hit by a bomb or a bird and you'll lose all the cherries you've eaten - this usually means you need to restart the level again, or else you'll get to the end and not have enough to buy the next level.

It would be nice if there was a way to pick your difficulty setting, as more players of varying degrees of skill would then be able to get involved.

As it stands, Mr Legs is one of the wackiest and most playable games you can currently grab from the Android Market. Leg it over there and grab a copy.
 
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Mike Rose | 9 February 2012
Cross Monty Python with smartphones and Mr Legs may well be the result
 
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ilikejamesgames | 20:12 - 22 February 2012
Thanks @JaguarWong! I hope you had an entertaining coach trip.

Btw, theres a new version out of Mr Legs which has a hard or easy mode. :D
Take a walk over to the Android Market and try it out!
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JaguarWong | 16:29 - 10 February 2012
@ilikejamesgames

I take it this is your game?

It's a thing of simple beauty (though, I guess, not so simple to you).

I'm a bit old skool so the high difficulty level just makes me want to be better at the game.
I think that I'm in the minority though so difficulty levels, something I wish game developers of all kinds should embrace more readily, are probably a good idea.

Got a long coach trip tonight and it's nice to have a new game to help the time go by.

Good luck with the game and any future releases.
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Daphen | 02:02 - 10 February 2012
I consider myself a hardcore gamer. (Just on my phone I ace all maps on the impossible game etc.) but this is FUCKING hard. Omg. Just the third course is insane, I can't deal with those bombs, is this generally for tablets or something? It's kinda fun though.
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ilikejamesgames | 22:21 - 9 February 2012
Oh, that seemed to have cut off.
I'm putting an update out next week with hard/easy mode. Thanks for the review and thanks for the feedback. I want to make Mr Legs awesome and I hope you like him as much as I do.
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jcthomas | 20:48 - 9 February 2012
omg an android game got a 9 from pocketgamer....I must document this day! :-P

Great job ilikejamesgames, I would suggest having a tutorial/guide in the beginning for people who can't figure out how to play.
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ilikejamesgames | 18:53 - 9 February 2012
Thanks for the review :)
I'm going to put out an update next week with East
 
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