Passing the buck
by Damien McFerran 3/4/2013
Product: Goatup 2
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Platform, Retro
When you come to play a sequel, you usually have a reasonable idea of what to expect. However, in typical Jeff Minter fashion, Goatup 2 is something of a departure from its forerunner, which nestled itself neatly in the endless-jumper sub-genre.
Goatup 2 retains the hairy protagonist, but now you're expected to traverse platform-filled levels, collecting various items in order to unlock the exit.
Your four-legged avatar is capable of double-jumping to reach high locations - an act which has the fortunate side-effect of unleashing a shot of flatulence. Fortunate, because this noxious gas is fatal to foes.
Don't be fooled by that '2' at the end of the title - Goatup 2 is a very different beast from its prequel, although its fusion of platforming action and gloriously bonkers retro-tinged presentation arguably makes for a more entertaining romp
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