Lep’s World 2: Written and Video iPhone App Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, we’re quite fond of the ye olden platforming game. That is to say, we enjoyed them during their hayday, and we like them even more now that they’ve had a chance to mature a bit. With this in mind, we’d like to lovingly introduce you to one of our new favorite gems, Lep’s World 2 by developer nerByte. The title gives us a perfect blast from the past, including all the jumping, punching and item munching you could ever want. For our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break. Starting with:
Concept and Gameplay
If you have ever played a platforming game before (think Super Mario Brothers) then you’re likely already aware of how Lep’s World 2 behaves. The app presents the user with a side-scrolling series of challenges. They must then guide their avatar—in this case a go-lucky leprechaun—across these obstacles, ultimately arriving at the rainbow safepoint. Along the way they’ll need to smash blocks, accrue weapons, gather up items, beat up enemies, gain points, and generally tear the joint up in an effort to best their high scores.
It’s incredibly fun, and in this instance, the developers have done a lot to maintain the feel of an original platformer. For instance, you’ve got jumping across ledges, as in the classics. You’ve also got boss fights, which add quite a bit to the variety of the gameplay. And you’ve also got a wealth of various enemies and powerups to contend with: All of which serve only to liven things up and keep the action roaming. And did we mention there are a ton of levels to play through? If not, then there you go.
Design and Graphics
Best of all, Lep’s World 2 has been revamped since the original Lep’s World game with a new graphics engine. The end result is an app that looks truly stunning on the iPhone’s Retina display. It’s got a gorgeous set of controls, as well. We had our concerns about the motion arrows, but we found them oddly effortless after only a few minutes of gameplay. Likewise, delegating all other tasks to a measly two buttons makes the entire effort rather simplistic. All in all, the levels of been designed cleverly, the graphics are gorgeous, and the controls basic enough to learn instantly, yet rich enough to support a full-weight platformer. In other words, we have no complaints.
We mentioned this earlier, but quite seriously: The game comes with an absolute mountain of content for you to jump your way through. With this in mind, the one dollar price tag associated with Lep’s World 2 is almost obscenely cheap. You’ll get your money’s worth and then some ten times over. And if you like platformers as a genre, we promise you’ll find oodles to love and enjoy within Lep’s World 2. This one comes seriously recommended.
Lep’s World 2 requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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