The platformer genre has seen some of the most popular characters and games in video game history. To this point, a top notch platformer hasn’t really come to iOS with most having some familiar elements, but also an overall watered down experience. Cordy was one such platformer, and now Cordy 2 is available in the App Store, and it seems SilverTree Media has learned from their mistakes and has fixed the problems of the original.
As soon as you launch Cordy 2, you can just tell this game isn’t typical iOS fare, but aligns much more closely with console platformers. The game features all of the classic platformer mechanics you have come to expect including forking pathways, high flying jumps, pick-up abilities, chained swinging & launching, bounceable enemies, and so much more. There are 48 levels across three worlds with every level offering a unique and ornate layout with so much to explore. The levels are simply packed with action, and after a couple of levels you will feel like you’re playing a Mario game.
The original Cordy suffered from simplicity, bland level design, and very linear levels. Cordy 2 gets rid of all of these drawbacks to deliver forking levels with six hidden main collectibles per level that you truly have to search out, go back for, and scour above and below the main path. When you just try to move forward there’s a great sense that you’re missing out, and that means you’ll end up spending quite a while on each level to explore every nook & cranny. Each level has a three star scoring system based on completion, collectibles, and time so there’s a great replay factor to go for time, and then go for exploration.
The graphics engine is worth commending as well with such detailed 3D graphics with so much variety packed into the foreground and background all flowing so smoothly. There’s always a new challenge whether you’re running, jumping, flying, swinging, smashing, or moving upside down, and you never know what’s coming next. To round out the package, there are also 18 different bonus levels which are puzzle challenges on top of the expansive levels and boss battles. SilverTree Media also offers the game for free allowing you to try the first four levels to see if it’s right for you, and then it’s $4.99 to unlock the entire game.
Cordy 2 ($4.99, Universal) is the most deluxe platformer yet on iOS with so much to enjoy making it a must buy as Cordy has become the Mario of iOS.