LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
By Mark Brown 10 January 2013
Joe Danger | Developer:
Hello Games | Publisher:
Hello Games | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Arcade, Conversion, Endless running, Racing | Players:
1 | Version:
If I were lazy, I could review Joe Danger by simply plagiarising my own assessment of last year's fab platformer Rayman Jungle Run, and changing a few of the words.
I doubt I'd get away with it. But I'm not just shirking work - there is a point here. You see, Hello Games realised, like Ubisoft, that simply porting its PlayStation Network hit to mobile wouldn't really work.
You'd have to use a nasty virtual joystick and there would be a sea of dodgy touchscreen buttons and it would be a big horrible compromise. So, instead, the developer started afresh. It rebuilt its game from the ground up, and made it just for iOS.
Absurdly funny, perfectly challenging, and massively rewarding. This gorgeous, must-have motorbike game is a mobile port done right