While Fragger offers a ludicrous amount of game for your 0p, you can blast through Gravity Guy in an hour or so. They’re this much alike: not at all.
What’s the dealio with Gravity Guy? Well, essentially we’ve got a little dude running from left to right, and tapping the screen switches from running on the ground to running on the ceiling.
There are tons of gaps along the way, so it’s a constant battle to stop Gravity Guy falling – or floating – to his death.
To make matters worse, there’s a Grav-trooper in pursuit, and making too many mistakes (by running into blocks or walls or whatever) will get Gravity Guy caught. Bah.
The meat of Gravity Guy is in the story mode (not that there’s much “story”), which offers 30 levels across three different worlds/backgrounds (dawn, daylight and night), and the aim to get from start to finish as quickly as possible.
Completing the story mode opens up the 30 levels in practise mode, so you can study each level individually and learn when to change gravity. In theory, you can blast through all 30 levels without making a mistake. In theory.
There’s also an endless mode (doing pretty much what it says on the tin), and a second chapter in story mode.
As for the obligatory power-ups, we have Slow Motion (no prizes for guessing what it does), and Shields – which fend off Grav-troopers. You get a couple of each to start off for free, and additional packs are 69p.
And that’s Gravity Guy. Is it any good? Well, it’s a bit samey, since all you’re doing is tapping to flip your orientation; that’s all there is to it. It’s also incredibly frustrating at times, though that might arguably be a good thing (you only have yourself to blame if you mess up).
The gravity thing is also a very small part of the 5-star Jetpack Joyride experience. If you haven’t played it, I’d go for JJ instead. Otherwise, sure, check out Gravity Guy. Heck, it’s free; what have you got to lose?
- It’s free
- Solid level design
- Blade Runner-esque soundtrack
- A bit samey
- Could use more power-ups perhaps
- It’s not Jetpack Joyride
Summary: Gravity Guy is a decent gravity-based platformer, though it’s very much a one trick pony.
Developer: Miniclip Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Price: free @ App Store