Game: Pix'n Love Rush
Buy it now from the iTunes Store
Pixel, the pixellated feline star of Arkedo Series 03 on XBLA's Indie Games service, has made the leap to iPhone and landed on all four paws. This isn't a platform adventure like the Indie classic, but instead a score attack game set in static or scrolling platform environments. Brilliantly, it rewards consecutive scoring with screen filters that resemble classic gaming machines.
It's a good job these rewards are so awesome - the game is incredibly hard. This is proper hardcore gaming. To help out, Pixel's now got a 'fire' button now to shoot enemies above him, although if you miss, there's always a chance your bullet will land on your head. And nobody wants to hurt Pixel - he's awesome.
Above: The regular screen mode. Collect the plus signs, shoot the bats
Above: Game Boy's fuzzy dot matrix screen is emulated perfectly
Above: Game & Watch, anyone? Mind the bats - they'll kill your combo
Above: Infinite Mode's Radar screen, with scan lines from left to right
Above: Virtual Boy lives on. There's even simulated pixel blur!
21 Jun, 2010