Me Red: The Ultimate Adventure
Me Red: The Ultimate Adventure ($ 0.99) by Playcompass Entertainment
Available on iPhone & iPod Touch
iOS action games are a dime a dozen. I can only take so many $ 0.99 rehashes of tired concepts before I throw my iPhone into a lake and start beating people with a large ax. By all accounts, I should hate Me Red, but somehow, I don’t. So what makes Me Red unique and why am I hopelessly addicted?
Me Red: The Ultimate Adventure is a runner or platform jumping game. You control an endlessly running red blob. Jump with your left thumb, attack with your right. Watch out for enemies. If you die, too bad, start over. There are dozens of games like this languishing in the dark recesses of the app store, each with varying levels of suck.
But Me Red stands out. Start up the app and you’re thrown into a cute, quirky introduction. The graphics and soundtrack are bright, colorful, and happy- perfect contrast to my dark New England winter. Controls are responsive; animation is smooth. Everything is structured and polished. For a game by an indie developer, Me Red is seriously impressive. It’s looks are on par, if not better than, some of the top action games in the Apple app store.
Jump to avoid chasms and use your attack to temporarily transform into a fireball, knocking away enemies. Collect blocks to gain a powerful super attack that makes you invulnerable. After running for a while, you enter advance to new levels with a different theme. There’s a nice variety of enemies in Me Red, enough to keep you on your toes. After each round, you gain experience points. This classic formula is Me Red’s backbone. Easy to pick up and insanely addictive.
But for only 99 cents, I can’t be too picky. Me Red does what it sets out to do. It’s good looking, responsive, and has it’s unique, quirky style. There’s no gimmicky in-app purchases. It’s hard to dislike something so endearing. Writing bad things about Me Red is like kicking a puppy.
So, Me Red wormed its way into this reviewer’s stone cold heart. For fans of a casual action game, step right up.
From Playcompass Entertainment:
|Sound & Graphics||Bright, shiny, cartoony goodness|
|Controls||Simple! All you need are two thumbs|
|Replay Value||Not much content aside from main gamplay|
|Overall||Addictive- an instant classic|
|App Name:||Me Red: The Ultimate Adventure (iTunes)|
|Price as of this writing:||$ 0.99. A free version of this app is not available at this time.|
|Available on:||iPhone & iPod Touch|
|Device & iOS used for review:||##DEVICE##, iOS ##XX##|
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