It is amazing when you have a game like this on your phone. I am talking about Badland published by Frogmind. I am a big fan of these type of side-scrolling/adventure/indie games. Why? Because they are fun and interesting to play. And one of the best features of this game is that you can play with friends and other people in co-op mode. And this thing you can see in Little Big Planet games and we all remember this amazing game. With its stark silhouettes and tendency toward quick, brutal death, Badland lends itself to Limbo comparisons, but it’s more similar to games like Mekensleep’s cult hit Soul Bubbles or 2D Boy’s World of Goo. In each level, you’ll find power-ups that “clone” your character, and several of the puzzles depend on splitting your flock and sending them down alternate paths to push levers or collect important items. In extreme cases, it might be necessary to sacrifice dozens of clones so that one might slip through some Hellmouth toward the end of the level.
Badland Gameplay and Review
And now let`s see what has the gameplay to offer us in this “Game Of The Year” baby. Badland is never particularly forthcoming in explaining its various mechanics or in telegraphing traps or dangers. The art style hides any number of bombs and toxic spores, and Frogmind is content to let players figure it out. And so it is with Badland‘s hint of narrative: woodland creatures and malevolent machines watch your progress, but you’ll be left to puzzle over any hints of a story on your own. Frogmind’s focus on intricate physics, trial-and-error, and repetition shouldn’t be surprising given their past work on Trials, but Badland isn’t quite as well-equipped to handle that type of game. The one-touch control scheme is ideal for iOS games generally, but Badland‘s capricious physics engine and controls are fine-tuned in such a way that no two runs are ever feeling quite the same, and similar-seeming inputs don’t always produce the intended effects on-screen. As a result, it can be hard to locate problem areas or learn your way through a given puzzle. And even when you find a solution, actually executing it is another matter. Especially in the beginning, playing Badland is an exercise of balancing frustration with the thrill of seeing (somewhat arbitrarily) the stars align as you guide your fatties to freedom.