Spunk and Moxie – Classic Gameplay, Present Day Styling

spunk_moxie
3.5 Overall Score
Gameplay: 3.5/5
Design: 3.5/5
Duration: 4/5

Action packed classic platformer style | Three very valuable difficulty levels | High replay factor

Controls aren't the most precise | Some tedious stretches of tight squeezes

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Spunx and Moxie is oozing with the retro platformers of the past that focus on challenge, and quick reaction. The new iOS game combines elements of classic platformers with the one touch one touch action runners”>action platformers that are so popular on the platform. The result is an action packed race to the finish trying to maneuver your little goo ball through the warehouse, factory, and lab. There are 30 levels across the three environments, and each one delivers a unique challenge thanks to the hidden objects, and special power-ups. The hidden keys are a nice challenge, which is essential for any platformer, and the special abilities of destruction, flight, and rocket are all included.
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Your slime ball moves ahead automatically, and you simply tap to jump with the ability to control the distance, and perform wall jumps just by holding your finger longer on the screen. Every level has seven objectives which deliver a deluxe level of replayability that is rarely seen. There are challenges for time, collectibles, hidden key, no damage, and completing on hard mode. You can complete all seven in different runs, and the later levels will require you to replay on different difficulties with a different mindset to after the particular objective at hand.

The game definitely trends toward the challenging side, but the developers have done a good job in offering three levels of difficulty. Easy mode is great for more casual players with the ability to make mistakes, and control the action at a slower pace. The hard mode is for platformer enthusiasts complete with fast paced movement, and one touch death. It’s up to you how to play, and all of it is delivered with a highly polished design that brings the slime ball, and environments to life. One problem is that many sections in the game require perfect timing to move through, and it can feel a bit tedious as the controls aren’t that precise. Also, the special abilities can be bought to make each level a bit easier, but it detracts from the overall game. As a special bonus, you can play as either the green Spunk or pink Moxie, and switch between them at will.

Spunk and Moxie ($0.99, Universal) is worth picking up for some classic fun infused with new age style that delivers a little something for everyone.



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