Badland is a cool game that reminds us of old-school games like Lemmings where the user gets to control creatures while trying to help them find an exit point on a map. This game is similar, but it uses flying Furbies that can cut, smash, crush and stab their way to their goal. You can control these creatures with nothing more than one finger on your mobile device, so it’s a very simple game to pick up, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get challenging; it’s easy to learn, but it’s hard to master.

Use your finger by tapping or holding it, and your creature will flap its wings and move forward. The concept is simple; you need to get to the end of every stage with one creature intact, but you will have to avoid obstacles like crushing platforms, spinning gears, guns, spikes and mechanized blades that are just waiting to pulverize any object that comes near them.

You need to be on your toes when you play this game. It requires constant thinking and adaptation; fortunately, there are various power-ups that change what your creature can do. The power-ups can change your creature’s size and weight, or they can change how sticky or bouncy it is. Some even cause your creature to turn into invisible square shapes that you can use to finish the level that you are on.

You can’t simply rely on power-ups to finish all the levels; that would be too simple. Many of the obstacles in this game throw out hazards so quickly that there’s no way that one creature could avoid them. Fortunately, you can clone your creature by synchronizing how you tap and hold your device’s screen. This ability allows you to spawn many creatures, and you can use them to get past impossible objects by using their sheer numbers. You can also use these replicated creatures to go in many directions at one time. It really gives makes the game interesting; you can think outside of the box to get around obstacles.

It’s easy to get lost in the flow of every stage of this game, and we found ourselves eyeing the next power-ups we needed; this can lead to some surprise ?gotcha? obstacles that kill your characters. This kind of adds to the fun, and we feel that it doesn’t ruin the flow of the game.

Badland has a cool multiplayer feature where up to four players can play at the same time, and the game allows up to 12 stages to be unlocked where players can race through levels to see who survives the longest. We liked the multiplayer mode; it’s fun and exciting, and it’s perfect for people who are looking to have some fun with a couple of friends.

Badland is a solid game that takes an old concept and puts a new spin on it. It presents an impressive and foreboding atmosphere, and its music and sound design really helps players get into the game. If you’re looking for a fun game with new twists, then check out Badland.


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