Badland

Badland is an awesome side-scroller game. I would say it’s in the same league as Limbo. I spent ZAR50 (US$5) downloading it; and it was well worth it:

Badland

Badland

But hey, don’t take my word for it; it only won game of the year – so if i haven’t convinced you then it’s accolades should. You play as Clony (a black round ball creature with just eyes and wings):

Clones

Clones

It’s a simple tap and hold game – to get speed and move up and down. Don’t let this fool you though; there are puzzles to be solved – like knowing which blocked off area to bash through, or which mines to detonate to clear a path etc:

Shrinking

Shrinking

There are pick up/power ups along the way too. These can either be a help or a hindrance in my opinion. I say this because when you expand to a large size; you move slower; and therefore die quicker. Also; when you activate a swarm of clones; you may think its great that you now have ‘multiple lives’, but when your clones all bottleneck at a narrow opening and none of your Clonys get through a passage (because the fools are all stuck) you die…

Expanding

Expanding

I just completed the first area. I’m not sure how many areas there are. I’ve seen four from my online browsing, but there may be more. The area backgrounds are awesome and eerie. There are strange unknown silhouetted creatures that appear from time to time, which distracts me from playing the game:

Swarming

Swarming

If you have played Badland let me know your thoughts? I rate its worth the money if you’re keen πŸ™‚

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