The life of a stunt man isn’t all that glamorous, but playing as a stunt man with no harm of injury is quite appealing. Joe Danger is a deluxe stunt based game that was originally on PSN, and now there is a brand new version specially made for iOS. Joe Danger Touch delivers the excellent Joe Danger action, but not with touch in mind including all kinds of special touch based maneuvers. The game pits you as Joe on a motorbike trying to jump buses, leap over shark tanks, fly into the air, perform tricks, go through loops, dodge spikes, and more.
Hello Games could have taken the easy way out of porting Joe Danger with basic virtual controls, but they went above and beyond to make an iOS game from the ground up. Each level is composed of a series of obstacles, and you need to maneuver over, around, or through all of them, and every action is performed through intuitive touch controls. Joe drives forward automatically, and you can tap to jump, hold down to crouch, swipe to pop a wheelie, tap on gates, and then swipe or hold down while in the air to perform tricks, and dive through the air. There are also collectibles floating in the background that you try to tap on while keeping your eyes on the road.
The game includes 10 sets of six levels, and each one offers a unique challenge as you face a series of events in quick succession. Quick reaction is essential as you move between obstacles, and the great touch controls make controlling the action as easy as can be. One of the best parts of the game is that there are three objectives per level, and your goal is to perform all three in one run to get a pro medal. The three objectives provide extreme challenge as well as great replayability to keep coming back to levels to perfect them. The gameplay is simply phenomenal, and it’s delivered to you with silky smooth 3D graphics that are bursting with color and style to round out an excellent iOS package.
Joe Danger Touch ($2.99, Universal) is an exhilarating action packed stunt filled obstacle course of enjoyment that is perfectly made for iOS making it a must buy.