By Icarus Interactive LLC
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Lars: Super Action Danger Lizard! is a full-featured platform game with hand-drawn pixel art, faithful old-school controls, classic retro soundtracks, and over 60 huge levels of jumping scrolling action. Each level has plenty of pickups and secrets to explore.
"For fans of retro platformers like Super Mario Bros., Lars is a perfect iPad title."
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"I’ve been playing around with Lars using the Joypad for a couple of days now, and it works just as flawlessly as it does in the video."
Meet Lizard Lars: Super Action Man of International Danger Lizard.
Follow Agent Lars from the perilous beaches of "Tutorial Bay" through the dense and dangerous "Jungles of Incredible Peril" on your quest to save the world from the clutches of sinister forces. Only Lars can confront the mad organization of doom lurking in the ancient island ruins, learn their terrible and destructive secrets, and ultimately foil whatever evil plan they have scheduled for this week.
Will good prevail? It will take all of your skill and cunning as you jump, dodge, and swim your way through over 60 intense levels of platform-shaped danger.
- Fantastic jumping platform action.
- A wide range of baddies, including rats, bigger rats, coco-rats, and something we call SnarlyFish.
- Original soundtracks and hand-painted backgrounds.
- Amazing 8-bit Retro Graphics. That's almost 64 pixels per square inch!
- Thrilling story line!
- Highscore leader boards for when you're bored with the thrilling story.
GAMEPLAY VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PMUMQB19HQ
GAMEPLAY NOTES: The level progression for Lars is laid out like Super Mario Bros. Easier up front, much more difficult after the first few worlds. If you find it's too easy initially, don't worry. The later missions are much... much more challenging. Stick with it to the end, you won't regret it.
Lars performs well on 2nd Generation iPods and Newer, and iPhone 3GS and Newer, as well as the iPad of course. iPhone3G is slower, but playable. First generation iPhone and iPod Touch not supported. If your gameplay seems slow, try switching to FULLSCREEN mode under Options for a speed boost.
What's New in Version 1.0.8
Well, enough people asked for it, so this update adds variable jump height for Lizard Lars. The fixed jump height used at launch was a design decision based on the notion that most casual gamers might not be used to the "tap for short, hold for long" jump style. But we believe the new controls are solid enough that it should feel natural for beginners and experienced platformers alike. If you've been playing Lars for awhile now it might take a few minutes to get used to, but we have done quite a bit of play testing to ensure that it will hopefully be worth the wait.
- Game control UI now disappear when using the Joypad so you get a true "Full Screen" experience.
- Fixed the bug where Lars would continue running after hitting a "?" when using the Joypad.
- Other minor bug fixes.
Lars Update Information
Bug Report for Mission: 03-03: Not freezing for us here on our devices. The next level is a big one, though, so it may be a memory issue. Restart your device then try the level again.
NOTE: Update v1.0.8 is now live and adds one of the most requested updates to gameplay: Little Jumps. Tap the button, get a little jump. The longer you hold the button the higher Lizard Lars will jump. It's just that simple.
Also cleaned up Joypad integration so Lars no longer occasionally continues running after picking up an info "?" icon. (Thanks Thomazff) Also removed the control UI when taking over by Joypad controls. They come back when you return to normal game controls.
Additional bug fixes are now in place as well. For those who have experienced a bug or a crash, please please email our support account and let us know about it. The few reviewers who mentioned crashes have not contacted us yet, and we can't fix what we don't know about.
This update was tested with nearly every device out here, and should not affect your save game. Enjoy, and look for the Lite version of Lars coming out shortly with a new bonus level.
Bug report - screen freezes up in Level 03 Mission 03
My son loves this game but is currently unable to move the lizard through the level mentioned above. Once Lars reaches the far right side of the screen, the whole game freezes. He cannot be moved back, up, or down. We did not see a place on the company website for reporting bugs.
Great game, bad controls
I would say i absolutely love this game if it weren't for the awkward controls that i have to use while playing it on my iPad. It just cramps up my left thumb trying to move left/right. I think if the control interface was more iPad friendly, id enjoy playing it on both my ipad and iphone. Great game though!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 01, 2011
- Version: 1.0.8
- Size: 15.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Icarus Interactive LLC
- © Icarus Interactive, LLC 2009-2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.