• Publisher: Kumobius
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 25.2 MB
  • Version: 3.5.1
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.6 (12)
App description: "An iOS platformer that actually works." ~ Penny Arcade

"offering a huge amount of replay value and an overall stellar presentation." ~ Touch Arcade

Enjoy platforming perfection on the go! Five worlds to explore with three achievements per stage! Bean's Quest is a gorgeous 2D platformer with a twist!

~~ FEATURES ~~
% Supports the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!
% Universal app plays on both iPhone and iPad!
% iCloud support. Your progress will remain in-sync between multiple devices!
% Five unique worlds to conquer!
% Over 150 challenges to complete.
% Game Center Leaderboards integrated.
% Incredible soundtrack with over 10 original pieces of music!

~~ STORY ~~

Emilio has been cursed and his girlfriend kidnapped! Transformed by dark magic into a jumping bean, you must bounce your way to victory through 50 levels spread over 5 worlds. Can you rescue your one true love and find your missing pet axolotls?

Bean's Quest brings back retro platforming to your iPhone or iPad with super intuitive controls; touch left or touch right - it's so simple!

~~ CRITICAL RESPONSE ~~

"An iOS platformer that actually works." ~ Penny Arcade
"offering a huge amount of replay value and an overall stellar presentation." ~ Touch Arcade
"One of the best games on the iOS platform, hands-down." ~ iPhoneAlley
The graphics are perfectly vibrant, and have just enough of that 16-bit era pixely-ness to them without going overboard. The original soundtrack by Flashygoodness is an excellent pairing, and the controls work great ~ TouchArcade
"The graphics are fun, colorful, and a treat to look at." ~ AppAdvice

Awarded MMGNs App of the Week.

~~ GORGEOUS ART ~~

Beautiful 16-bit stylised artwork fills every stage with a fluid 60 frames per second. Older hardware is also supported. Shimmering diamonds, sparkling special effects and subtle parallax culminate in a mesmerising view!

~~ MUSIC ~~

Each world has a unique soundtrack by acclaimed composer Flashygoodness.

~~ PHYSICS MAYHEM ~~

Push blocks, spin seesaws, roll boulders, crush enemies and dodge spike-balls! Classic platforming blended with physics puzzles and adorable creatures.

~~ DIAMONDS FOREVER! ~~

Every stage is jam packed with jewels to collect. A guy's gotta surprise his girl when he rescues her, right?

~~ RESCUE THOSE AXOLOTLS! ~~

The evil wizard who cursed you also kidnapped your pet axolotls - brutal! There's one hidden in every stage, track them down if you can!

~~ ACHIEVE PERFECT JUMP! ~~

Every stage has a perfect jump count. Make it to the end fast enough and youll earn the perfect jump badge!

strivemind's comments:


Five worlds to explore with three achievements per stage! Bean is easy to pick up yet hard to master!

~~ FEATURES ~~
✔ Universal app plays on both iPhone and iPad!
✔ Five unique worlds to conquer!
✔ Over 150 challenges to complete.
✔ Game Center Leaderboards integrated.
✔ Incredible soundtrack with over 10 original pieces of music!

Official Story Trailer


Official Trailer


HD Gameplay

07-17-2011, 01:47 AM
#2
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Posts: 6,433
Thought this was about Mr. Bean. Disappointed.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"

07-17-2011, 02:03 AM
#3
Sucker for platformer, therefore I had to download this immediately.
AND after level 1 I quickly have to jump in to say: WOAH!!

Music, graphics = fantastic, full of love and detail!!

And the controls are pretty original and perfect for the idevices.
Your bean character is jumping all the time, so you just have to control the movement to the sides. Works great!

Will have to play more. But the first level was already brilliant. The graphics! You have to see them in motion. Lovely pixel heaven... together with the music. I'm smiling. Could become my new favorite platformer...

But that's just after level 1... so, playing more now

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07-17-2011, 02:07 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2011
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I am loving screenshot 6. That is amazing haha
07-17-2011, 02:17 AM
#5
Looks like a great game, still stuck on 1bit Ninja but this one will be mine soon IMHO

EDIT : Hmmm, only 8 stages ? 24 on the next update, for 2.99 ? Maybe a lil bit expensive for this content nah ?

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Last edited by FL!ppY; 07-17-2011 at 02:20 AM.
07-17-2011, 02:19 AM
#6
Aaaaaaaaah!!! So far, only one world with 8 levels! Devs clearly wanted the game to be out and add more content in the future... but I think, with platformers it's the wrong way to go. Content is king. And I love these 8 levels, introducing a lot of elements. Vertical levels, switches, physics stuff with balls and stones, secret paths.... everything is really absolutely top-notch. Also high replay value for different goals (finish the level using as few jumps as possible, collecting your buddy Axolotl (lol), collecting all diamonds).

Devs, please bring more worlds, this could be one of the best (if not the best platformer in the store).

And a little story would be lovely too. The characters are fantastic. Why not giving us kind of an intro.

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07-17-2011, 02:22 AM
#7
Nice impression your-personal-robot. So many platformers!

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07-17-2011, 02:24 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
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Posts: 6,433
your personal robot's comments are spot-on. I am so glad I forked over those 3 dollars...this game's amazing. Not sure why some of the game isn't retina considering how small it is, but the graphics are gorgeous. Much like Mos Speedrun, To-Fu and 1-bit Ninja, the game makes sure you play each level more than once....once to get the perfect jump count, once to collect all diamonds and once to find your pet. I'm genuinely impressed here. As syntheticvoid would say...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
07-17-2011, 02:37 AM
#9
This game rules. So polished its crazy it hasnt been promoted and highly anticipated. At least I havent seen anything about it before today. Normally I never buy games the day they come out unless they're 99 cents, I knew from the screens and description I'd love this one though and I gotta say after just 3 levels this is absolutely worth 2.99. There looks to be a decent amount of content and there's plenty of replayability with the diamond collecting, axolotl finding and perfect jump awards for each level. Graphics are wonderful and nicely animated. Levels are well designed. The Checkpoint system is great - you can restart a level from the last checkpoint at any time. This helps avoid having to replay an entire level to collect everything. Can't say anything about the music as I'm playing in bed next to my sleeping girlfriend. But I'm sure its just as quality as the rest of the game.

The only thing I would change would be to lessen the inertia/momentum effect when moving and speed up the jumping just a little. I was hoping for something that controlled like Super Spike Dislike.
07-17-2011, 02:44 AM
#10
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,433
I take back what I said. :/ I just can't recommend this in it's current state for $2.99. Yes, more levels are coming, but 8 levels for 3 dollars is a tough sale.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"