Poto & Cabenga (iPhone) Review: You Haven’t Played Distance Games Until You Played This
Games like Chop Chop Ninja and Tune Runner feature a single character running with the objective of overcoming obstacles and clocking in the most distance. This is an often repeated formula on the App Store, but what happens when you take the concept of a single running character…..and then DOUBLE IT.
Honeyslug Ltd brought us the interesting platformer Kahoots on the iPhone (check out the review here), and now they are back again with Poto & Cabenga, a game which provides a twist to the normal running games that are prevalent on the iPhone. In P & C, players not only take control of Cabenga, but also her trusty steed Poto when the latter gets separated from her (he got swallowed up by a dragon or something like that). Essentially, players are controlling two parallel runners.
The game touts a deceptively simple single-button gameplay, despite the fact that you are controlling two characters but don’t be fooled, it makes the game really challenging. Tapping on the screen causes one to jump, while releasing the tap causes the other to jump. Tapping and holding onto the screen will cause one to speed up and the other will actually slow down! It’s pretty interesting to see how players attempt to keep things together.
Like their previous game Kahoots, P & C possesses a strong visual/art direction, and I really like how this polished visual presence complements the gameplay. This Richard Hogg guy should get an award or something after his work on Kahoots and Poto and Cabenga. Poto & Cabenga is one well-made game, with an interesting and addictive gameplay which is bound to even hook the most hardcore fans of distance games on the iOS platform.
Nine Over Ten 9/10 rates Poto & Cabenga at 4.5/5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Poto & Cabenga is available on the iTunes App Store for USD 0.99. Check it out over here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poto-and-cabenga/id409367829?mt=8. A review code was provided by Honeyslug Ltd to Nine Over Ten 9/10 for the purpose of this review.Powered by Sidelines
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