When you include awesome in the title of your game, there’s a lot to live up to. Team Awesome is part platformer, and part endless runner from the Edis Brothers, and the game is similar to their earlier effort Diversion. In Team Awesome, you play as a super hero, and you run and fly through the city aiming for various objectives. The entire game is based on an awesome meter that depletes as you move, but you can replenish it with blue crystals scattered about the environment.
There are 40 comic book style episodes which introduce new environments to move through. Each episodes also features three unique challenges, making for 120 in total. Completing challenges let you level up, and each new level you reach unlocks the next episodes. The game is definitely packed with content, and it’s set-up to keep pushing you forward which is nice to see for an endless style. Within each episode, you run endlessly, but there are the multiple episodes with varying challenges and locales to keep it relatively fresh.
The game also features four awesome super heroes to unlock, with four super villains to face along the course of the 40 episodes. One of the best parts is coming across all of the crazy aspects related to the challenges. There are also plenty of unlockables to round out the endless style being taken to the next level with the platformer set-up. The game does start out relatively simplistic, but it will definitely grow on you a few episodes in as the challenge and speed increase. There’s a nice 3D design as well, and it’s great how the camera angle keeps shifting perspective as you go.
Team Awesome ($0.99, Universal) is a nice change of pace for the genre that does add some fresh awesomeness to the endless genre by providing actual form and substance.