App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 6.5/106.5/10
- Gameplay - 7/107/10
- Replay Value - 8/108/10
2-Bit heroes is unique, but busy side-scroller for the IOS platform, that offers high speed and engaging game play, as well as a little bit of stress with the clutter. Neat freaks beware!
Players control Zero the flying hero, as he makes his way through storm cloud check points, wind currents and tunnels, all while dodging an array of bumpers, Doom Drums, and Snowglobes, collecting hero-coins and the occasional temporary teammate hero, which includes a cast of characters with different abilities such as speed boosts and obstacle shields, plus some not so helpful characters such as the green triangle pop-up who’s more obnoxious than Microsoft Word’s Paperclip “helper.” If that all sounds like a lot on screen at once, that is because it is, which quickly leads to confusion, but for those not put-off by the cluttered appearance of the visuals, challenging game play. None of these components ever truly feel cohesive, and while players do receive an indicator in advance of a hero-coin appearing on screen to show which level of the sky it will appear on, no obstacle receives this. This in itself would not be a problem, if not for the wind currents speed boost being needed to stave off the feeling of slow movement. On top of this, the controls are not intuitive and feel clunky. Instead of being able to slide one’s thumb, movement requires tapping. Since there are not three distinct levels, which would facilitate tapping perfectly, but rather several indistinct levels of travel this is quite difficult. The game would benefit from either a sliding movement feature, or a reduction of levels.
2-Bit Heroes certainly offers challenging game play, as well as an ending to strive for. Furthermore, there are achievements and purchasable power-ups to keep the player’s interest in the game. As such, 2-Bit Heroes is worth playing for the challenge, and with some tweaks and polish could near perfection.
2-Bit Heroes is now FREE!!!! Zero and the 2-Bit Heroes are here to save the day! Lead them through skies full of dangerous traps at crazy speeds. Can you make it to the end? Will you make it in time? What IS a 2-Bit Hero? Well, there’s only one way to find out! Built for iPhone 4, 4s, 5, iPod Touch 4th gen, 5th gen. Look for 2-Bit Heroes HD coming soon for iPad.
- Easy to play, just tap, tap, tap away.
- You’ll travel through various areas as you fly the skies
- No hero should fly alone! Every 2-Bit Hero has a power of their own, and is willing to help you if you find them.
- Heroes always try to do more. An achievement list full of other ways to save the day.
- Use a Trick or two from the Hero Store to give your Hero a little boost.
- Enjoy soundwork done by a rock star!
- There IS an ending, but wait…there’s more after!? What happens after the world is saved?