Everyone seems to be raving on about this new BADLAND game for iOS. It seems a lot of the Apple focused blogs love it. I really didn’t see what all the fuss was about, until I played it.
The game was just released last week but has now become one of the most popular games on the App Store. It also got chosen as Apple Editors’ Choice around the world, a spot all app developers only dream of getting.
The point of the game is to get this black fluff ball character through levels as quickly as possible. It only requires one finger to play and you tap/hold on the screen to move the character. It’s the same concept as Jetpack Joyride but a lot slower and very different graphics. As you advance through the levels it of course like any game, becomes tougher and tougher. You come across more challenging obstacles and have to think quick if you don’t want to be left behind.
It’s got over 40 different levels and the developers are promising to bring a whole ton more. There is a multiplayer mode which lets up to 4 players play on the same device. A feature I like most is the iCloud support which syncs progress between devices. So I can simply carry on from where I left off if I were to alternate between my iPhone and iPad.