Mobile Monday №110
These games are just too cute. And when I say "too cute", I seriously mean they contain more cuteness than should be allowed. Round pandas munching on bamboo? With sound effects?! Pixel dudes hopping over cliffs? Moo cows floating on buttery clouds?SOMEBODY MAKE THE CUTENESS STOP!!! (Or, not.)
Cow Trouble - Farmer Diddle's cows have fled the farm and tried to jump over the moon. They didn't quite make it, though, and landed on soft puffy clouds floating somewhere between. Now, in order to get them down, you need to drop balls from the top of the screen and influence their trajectory to knock the bovines free. It's sort of like Crush the Castle meets simplified pachinko, only with great power-ups and a wonderful pixel art style. Cow Trouble is nothing short of a brilliant combination of simple game types that's udderly addictive. See what we did there?
KAMI RETRO - That's right, all caps, baby! KAMI RETRO is a sort of Lemmings meets Mario on a touch screen kind of game. You see, these little bearded bandana-wearing guys hop out of a portal and start running to the right. You must get them to the exit safely, and in order to do that, you'll have to swipe the screen to make each one jump or turn. In addition, you have to place fans, cannons, and other objects to move them around the screen. That's all well and good, but when you have to direct kami after kami, things get hectic fast. Fantastically entertaining, and often laugh out loud funny.
Land-a Panda - Hey, you wanna shoot pandas out of cannons? Safely? This is so the game for you! Land-a Panda is a gorgeously-illustrated physics puzzle game where you guide a panda through a series of cannons to collect coins and reach his girlfriend on the other side. Think that's cute? Wait until you see the game in motion! The levels are smartly designed and offer a wonderful balance of reflex-based gaming and strategic planning. Those of us who grew up with a SNES will immediately notice a resemblance to certain levels in the original Donkey Kong Country game. And you know what? That's a good thing! The free Land-a Panda Lite is also available.
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