Downright devious, Penumbear takes you on an atmospheric jaunt as a teddy bear through a haunted castle full of traps and evil creatures to avoid (with your firefly companion at your side).
The premise? To slay as many pixelated monsters as you as one of six classes as you level up and gain endless equipment against a chiptune soundtrack. The challenge? You only get a single life.
Smart, retro sci-fi platformer with an old-school difficulty curve and a charming sense of wit. The twist is, instead of jumping, you tap to flip gravity, as you search for the missing crew members.
Space Expedition ($1)
The old school Space Expedition nails that remote feeling of isolation. Think a quest-riddled Metroid, but on the shorter side, with the ability to operate heavy machinery and a penchant for puzzle design.
This is a compelling fusion of gorgeous artwork, accessible gameplay, and clever design. You have to guide your hedgehog-like creatures through a deadly forest teeming with life and machines.
Kero Blaster ($5)
An oddball side-scroller featuring precise and familiar controls, creator Daisuke Amaya’s latest endeavor has you eradicate bad guys as a bipedal frog on a quest to clean up the company’s teleporters.
Robot Unicorn Attack 2 (Free)
The second installment of the tongue-in-cheek Robot Unicorn Attack sports more than just updated visuals. New challenges and customization add depth to the endless runner, one set to Erasure’s “Always.”
Reveling in Rayman’s eccentric humor and fantastic level design, the latest installment in the franchise boasts familiarity and a score of unlockables — not to mention plenty of Lums and sausages for the taking.
Mutant Mudds ($9)
As a brainy homage to 8-bit gaming, this title cleverly sees you shifting between multiple playfields as Max, a kid with a jetpack and a penchant for hidden water sprites. Power-ups don’t come as easy.
With this puzzle-based title, you must rearrange sliding tiles in order to move your stick figure about a minimalist world, collecting keys and opening the corresponding doors as you do.
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