By Brad Slattery
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Pixel Land is a game that sets out to answer the age old question - "Can a game contained within only 64 pixels be fun, challenging and addictive?"
Pixelman and Pixelwoman were taking a stroll through the park one day when suddenly the ruthless pixel gang kidnap pixelwoman right before pixelmans eyes. Your mission is to take on the pixel gang throughout 24 action-packed levels of pixelated mayhem!
There are gang members to stomp, gaps and lava to jump over, fireballs and pixel seeking enemies to avoid PLUS six end of level bosses to defeat. To help you on your journey, there are various power-ups hidden within blocks throughout each level including invincibility, extra lives and super pixel power!
The love of your life is counting on you...
Pixel Land includes Game Center functionality which adds even greater depth to the game, there are loads of achievements to acquire and you can try your hand at scoring the most points to become #1 on the Leaderboard.
Pixel Land is a fun and challenging game that will certainly require finely tuned gaming skills toward the later levels where things really get tough!
What's New in Version 1.1
- Added an option to turn off Sound FX
- Can now resume the game from where ever you left off (even if you have lost all of your lives)
- Added a new 'hit point' system where you will only lose a life once you lose all three 'hit points'
- Added a pause screen for when you lose a life (instead of instantly starting the level again)
- Added comments to indicate which power-up you have got.
Controls not very good
I thought at first that it might just be my fat thumbs hitting the back arrow and moving my guy to his death. I tried it a few times and found this mistake repeatable on the fourth level (the first castle). If i went forwards and then ran backwards for a half second before running forwards again, my guy would not recognize the change unless i let go of the arrow buttons completely.
This is a fun game, but for such a simple set-up, this is just poor game design. If you're going to make a game as simple as this, you should at least make the controls not be buggy.
I love the idea of this game. Who knew 64 pixels could be so fun (and addictive). My wife got hooked right away. I just beat the 8th level! My wife likes the original Mario and the similarities are lots of fun.
Love the app, but it doesn't save my game! I don't want to restart every single time from level 10 to level 1!