LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
By Harry Slater 29 June 2012
Astronot | Developer:
Wade McGillis | Publisher:
Wade McGillis | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Adventure, Platform, Retro | Players:
1 | Version:
Whilst there's no shortage of charming retro titles on the App Store, few of them try anything different, focusing instead on being incredibly difficult and forcing you to make pixel-perfect jumps all of the time.
Astronot is different. Sure, it's still tough, but this is a game about exploration rather than reaction times. It's easy to get lost, but you're lost because you went out into the world looking for something, and that's the best kind of lost.
The game is a simple, 8-bit-style platformer. You control a space man stranded on an alien planet after his ship crashes, and you need to find a way to fix the shattered vehicle and get back home. Arrows at the bottom-left of the screen control your movement, and buttons on the right control your shooting and jumping.
A brave and brilliant platform game, Astronot deserves to be played by as many people as possible