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There are plenty of cute platform games available for iOS, but Leo’s Fortune is a lot more than a typical platformer. For starters, the game looks absolutely gorgeous; despite being developed by a small team, the game boasts some of the most impressive 2D visuals we’ve ever seen. The environments look so lush, vibrant, and detailed they could arguably be called photorealistic, but reality rarely ever looks this good.
Better yet, Leo’s Fortune offers top-notch gameplay to back up its impressive appearance. As Leopold — a roly-poly, mustachioed ball of fluff — you won’t have to fight any enemies, but you will have to use your jumping and floating skills to make your way through more than 20 stages of perilous traps in an attempt to reclaim your stolen gold. A fun physics system is at the heart of the action; Leopold has a natural sense of weightlessness to him, which might be detrimental in some games, but is used to great effect here, as you’re able to effortlessly glide up walls and maneuver around deadly obstacles. When you get into a rhythm of careening up slopes and leaping from curve to curve, the result is very satisfying and mildly reminiscent of classic Sonic the Hedgehog titles.
Buttery-smooth maneuverability is only part of what makes the levels so fun, though. The game boasts a vast assortment of interesting hazards (including collapsing platforms, gusty winds, rotating blocks, rideable carts, and spinning spike-filled deathtraps) and clever physics-based puzzles. You’ll push debris to activate switches, use weights to offset scales, and cause objects to unbalance so you can ascend them to your next objective. It’s easy to fail — each level is home to countless bottomless pits and spiked implements of doom — but a generous checkpoint system ensures that the game almost never becomes frustrating.
In addition, Leo’s Fortune provides one of the best, most responsive implementations of MFi controller support we’ve encountered so far, and the touch interface is quite effective as well. Even the game’s weakest element — its story — offers some amount of charm, and there aren’t any in-app purchases to detract from the fun.
The bottom line. Leo’s Fortune looks amazing and plays equally well. iOS platformers don’t get much better than this.
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later.
Some of the best graphics on iOS. Excellent controls. Lots of neat physics-based traps and puzzles.
Story is pretty weak.