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EMBERWIND HD [IPAD] – REVIEW (87%)

16 Aug

Emberwind HD is a level based platform game released by Chillingo Ltd.

Help free the city of Grendale from the evil CandleFinger and his gremlin hordes. The grand city is under siege by mischievous hordes of gremlins and only a stubby little gnome watchman named Kindle Elderwood can answer the call for a hero.

The game puts you in control of Kindle, who needs to with the help of Wick the Owl set about saving the city from the horde. Luckily for Kindle the gremlins/goblins are killed by light, so he sets about lighting all the dark houses in the city.

There are lots of levels to explore (with hidden areas in many), also as you progress you will unlock new powers like the rocket jump that will allow you to leap higher and therefore able to get to platforms that you could not reach on earlier levels.

Gameplay wise, you will enter an area of the city and then have to light up any dark house (therefore saving the people inside) and then return to wick the owl to fly you onto the next area.

The game by a virtual joystick and a set location jump and attack button. When you get close to doors or special items an acorn icon will appear above Kindles head which can be press to activate the item.

The graphics and sound are very good, the artwork is very game and bring you into Kindle’s world.

On the upside:

  • Well designed platforms and “puzzles”.
  • Cute characters.

On the downside:

  • Jump and Attack buttons are a little small.
  • Very rarely the acorn icon appears, but does apparently nothing when you press, even when you have acorns available.
  • Not Universal – iPhone version needs to be purchased separately.

Overall, this is a wonderful platform game which I really enjoyed playing. You can see the Amiga roots of the game for the game styling. This game is a really good platform game and a must have for fans. I hope that a few tweaks can be made to fix the downsides, as this could be a platform classic.

Rating: 87%

Size: 60.8 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.49

Link: Emberwind™ HD – Chillingo Ltd

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Game - Arcade, iPad, Reviews

 

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