Friday, December 24, 2010
Droid Odyssey BETA for Android
4 out of 5
Finally, a quality platformer for Android! Take control of a little android and bend the laws of physics to solve a series of puzzles.
The beta release is relatively short, with additional features and tweaks expected before a full launch.
If you’ve played Mario Brothers, you’ll feel right at home in Droid Odyssey. Your robots always-on rocket pack will help you stay alive as you drift from platform to platform!
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Don’t let the stone pillars, ever-moving platforms and coin-like pickups fool you. Droid Odyssey is much more than a port of Mario Brothers. This game (currently in beta/testing) offers up a familiar platformer experience, but adds in a series of increasingly difficult physics-based puzzles to solve.
Thankfully, the small (some would say cute) robot you’re guiding through each level of play is packing a tractor beam. You’ll employ it to place items in specific spots in order to move from level to level.
As things progress, you’ll notice a definite up-tick in difficulty, and will come to rely on your robot’s small booster pack to float rather than jump between obstacles and platforms.
Here’s hoping a full version comes online early in 2011 so we can enjoy additional levels, added features, and improved level design.