Published on February 5th, 2014 | by James Maxwell1
Endless Platformer ‘Platforms Unlimited’ Jumps onto Google Play
Platforms Unlimited is a new endless ‘runner’ from the three man indie development team from Montreal, Canada: XperimentalZ Games. If you’ve been playing mobile games for a little while there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of the teams previous hit title Don’t Run With a Plasma Sword. While both Don’t Run With A Plasma Sword and Platforms Unlimited are endless runner’s they both have completely different gameplay styles that make them both very worthy of a download.
Platforms Unlimited is a great one-button endless platformer that is all about making precision jumps. For the most part the game is made up of procedurally generated levels and as you might expect your goal is to stay alive for as long as possible. This is easier said than done though as getting your jumps just right can be quite challenging. The longer you hold your finger on the screen the further your little block will jump. This works great, but it does take a bit of time to get used to. In addition the game’s procedurally generated levels add another level of challenge as you know what you’re in for once each new round begins.
Just like its predecessor Platforms Unlimited is jam packed with content that will keep you busy for a long long time. As in all good endless runners there are a huge number of challenges to complete that will reward you with valuable coins. In Platforms Unlimited these coins are most going to be used to buy or upgrade power-ups, but there are a plethora of tail colours available for purchase too. These upgrades are all reasonably priced too as Platforms Unlimited is a premium game. That means no IAP’s or ads whatsoever!
In addition to Platforms Unlimited’s addictive ‘endless’ mode there is a fun “Dailies Mode” where are given three pre-made levels each day that upon completion will reward you with loads of bonus coins. These challenges can be rather difficult but the coins you are rewarded with are well worth any frustrations you endure. Platforms Unlimited also features online leaderboards and achievements through Google Play Game Services; two of my favourite features in any mobile game.
- Procedural endless levels: every game feels different.
- Dailies: beat 3 new ‘fixed’ levels every day.
- Missions system: complete up to 3 missions in a game for coins rewards.
- Power-ups and trails upgrades: use your rewards to unlock and upgrade power-ups or to change the look of your trail.
- Google Game Service: leaderboard and achievements
Though endless runners are a dime a dozen these days Platforms Unlimited changes up the formula and delivers an experience unlike anything you’ve played before. It has a great minimalistic graphics, a relaxed zen-like feel to it, and it’s addictive yet challenging gameplay make Platforms Unlimited a must play. Download it today for just $0.99.
Developer Website: XperimentalZ Games