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Old School NES-Style 2D Platform Game
on June 2, 2015
League of Evil is a faithful take on the 80s/90s NES & SNES platform games. It reminds me a lot of MegaMan and other similar games (ahh the good o' days). The premise of the game is simple - the world is being threatened by this League of Evil comprised of evil scientists. Your job as a special agent is to navigate through treacherously charming 8-bit graphics terrain (with an equally nostalgia-inducing 8-bit soundtrack), picking up what I think are suitcases of secrets before punching the crap out of the evil scientist at the end of each level.
On-screen virtual buttons are used to control your secret agent. Your left thumb controls left or right, while your right thumb has two buttons - A for punch/kill and B for jump. You can tap B twice to double jump. The control works okay, but it doesn't offer the feedback or the precision of actual physical buttons. Also, the agent moves a bit too frantically, basically a little too sensitive to the left/right control. Overall, it's a workable solution, but it's definitely tricky and will require some time to get a feel for it.
Graphics & Sound
Old school 8-bit graphics, music and sound effects. Nicely done and definitely nostalgia-inducing.
The game has the usual Flurry and Amazon Insights analytics, which are probably harmless since their main purpose is to allow the developer gain insight to how well the app is performing. However, it does include Chartboost, which is an in-app ad provider. It might be leftover code from the free version that's available on Google Play. I didn't encounter any ad while playing.
The permissions required aren't too bad. The internet access most likely is used for the link that takes you to the developer's other games.
Overall, League of Evil is an entertaining take on the old school 2D platform genre. It'll definitely bring back some memories if you played those games back in the day. It does look like the developer has stopped working on this app - there hasn't been any updates since early 2013. Nevertheless, it's a fun little game as is and definitely worth checking out.