LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
A brief tale
By Harry Slater 20 June 2013
Leaping Legend | Developer:
CookieBit | Publisher:
Everplay Interactive | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Hardcore, Platform | Players:
1 | Version:
Some games are massive. They suck up days of your time, penetrate your everyday life, and leave you constantly thinking about them even when you've put down the controller or turned off the screen.
Other games are small. Teeny-tiny little things that nibble on your spare minutes and make you smile while you're playing them.
Leaping Legend fits happily into the latter category. It's simple, addictive, and while nobody will ever write fan-fiction about it, it's still a lot of fun.
The game is a vertical endless-platformer. You play as a knight intent on saving a princess from some villain, and while the subject matter is cringeworthy - let's have more princesses saving knights, please - there's an interesting game here nonetheless.
A brief but exciting scramble up the side of a castle, Leaping Legend doesn't have the legs to be a classic, but it's fun all the same