League of Evil is one of the best platformers in the App Store with fast paced action and silky smooth controls. It’s great to see a sequel for such an outstanding game, and League of Evil 2 is available today. The sequel has a very similar idea as it’s filled with speed runs of levels that take seconds rather than minutes. The same great control scheme returns, but instead of the retro 8-bit graphics there are highly detailed graphics. League of Evil 2 also features similar chapter design and layouts, which will definitely be familiar for those who have played the original.
The biggest difference is probably the graphic design, which is a whole new take on the original. There are also over 100 levels across five worlds with three of the worlds being brand new. The gameplay itself is always the highlight for League of Evil, and there’s the same speed run style with deadly obstacles all around. The game features the ability to double jump and wall jump which provides a great balance to the one touch death obstacles. The game is definitely challenging while bordering on frustrating, which makes it that much more engaging as a whole.
Each level has a time to complete in as well as an optional briefcase to collect to provide a high replay factor. The game is split up into such small chunks that you’ll want to keep going to the next level. The challenge of the game also increases the feeling of reward for completing the levels, and there’s no doubt it feels just like the original. The sequel isn’t ground breaking, and instead just provides more of the same, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
League of Evil 2 ($0.99, Universal / Lite) is a should buy as it’s just another great iOS platformer. It would have been nice to see some more changes from the original, but the challenging gameplay in micro packages coupled with the outstanding controls gives you plenty to enjoy.