IMakeGames (bonus points to anybody who gets the reference....assuming the developers know the reference and aren’t half my age) in the form of a classic tale: Rico.
The overall goal for each level is to collect all of the floating gold coins that are scattered throughout the area. According the game, if you don’t manage to nab every coin then your evil brother will gain just that much more power over you - which most likely take the form of more health for him during the boss battles. Grabbing all of the coins is generally easy enough and you’re given plenty of options to be able to get to them all. One of the more entertaining ways to get to them comes during the last playable level (in the demo version, anyhow) in the form of a jet pack. Flying through the sky collecting coins is a good time, as is trying not to land too hard on land and dying. There are other ways to die, of course, you’ll come across landmines, floating air mines, drowning, acid pools, your standard assortment of various enemies, etc. Once you defeat the first level, you do get a bit of offense: a whip, yet another throwback to the epicness of Castlevania.
Rico - A Tale Of Two Brothers is - at least as far as the Lite version reviewed here goes - an excellent little game. For those of us who grew up playing some of the classic platformer games, this is the type of play that takes us back to a simpler time of life when there was nothing other than you, the game and the controller. At least give the Lite version a try, it’s free and is a good taste of things to come. The full version is also available, and at $3.27 it’s not horribly priced for something like this. Remember when we used to nag our parents to spend $40? This is a tenth of that and, I believe, well worth the price.
About The AuthorShane Rogers
Shane has been intrigued by Android ever since he first heard that Google had picked up the little known company that was behind the OS. He remembers thinking what an awesome new world it was going to be once Google got into the mobile device market, and he still thinks that. Shane has been running Android since the days when he had to run it from an SDcard off of his HTC Kaiser II and was ecstatic when he was finally able to flash a working ROM to the old beast. He currently sports a Samsung Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile (with a Nexus S for backup) and is looking forward to all the cool new devices coming out soon.