(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really full-fledged game reviews as much as they are quick paragraph giving you a “heads-up” on whether a game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know if it’s worth your time/money.)
StretchBot is a pixel art action-platformer that just released on the App Store by the indie team at M5 Games. You play as Stretch, a steam-powered “StretchBot” that is trying to save the world from the infamous Kid Scientist who has shattered the eco-stability of the planet. StretchBot turned out to be a lot better than I originally expected. The game starts out like your standard action-platformer with just jumping and attacking baddies. Once you get past the first couple levels, the game really starts to open up. There’s different moves that Stretch can learn like grappling and even ground pounds. You can also collect “parts” on the ground and use them to upgrade different abilities. I’ve been really enjoying StretchBot so far. The story is well thought out, the on-screen controls are pretty smooth, and the developer did a really good job at keeping gameplay fresh. I did notice a few IAPs for parts, but I’m guessing it’s just for the impatient. I’ve been earning parts fairly easy so far. Regardless, if you’re a fan of action-platformers or retro-style games, StretchBot is well worth picking up.
StretchBot is also in this week’s iOS Roundup!