So I’ve been going nuts buying random junk from the App store on my new iPad 2. Sunk fourty bucks into the short time I’ve owned it so far and have hardly anything to show for it.
Random Heroes is one of those games. At least, one of those games that I actually have something to show for. (If that’s a sentence that was ever meant to exist)
Random Heroes is a platformer who’s “catch” is that as you play you slowly earn money to buy new characters and weapons, who all have different stats. There are three worlds which you have to battle through, each ending in a boss fight. You collect coins scattered throughout the world (and in baddies). If you die you start at the beginning of the level, keeping all the coins you earnt. This helps when you keep mucking up the same level over and over, you still feel like you’re achieving something. And if you suck hard enough you’l still eventually get a better gun which will help you along.
I was apprehensive at first about buying a platformer. I wasn’t sure how nice it would play on a touch device. But after playing this it has really given me hope for the genre. I didn’t feel clumsy or retarded at all as I run and jumped my way around the game. I’m considering getting League of Evil now, another game they have in the app store.
Random Heroes can be clocked in a couple sittings, but the replay-ability is quite high, since you can keep running through till you have all the guns and characters.
It could benefit from a speed run setting. But I guess I’ll just have to settle for the “Don’t die in the entire campaign” achievement.