• Publisher: Cold Dish
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 95.7 MB
  • Version: 2013.03.11
  • Price: Free
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App description: MODERN CONTROLS FOR A RETRO PLATFORMER
Our "touch anywhere" slingshot controls make use of your touchscreen like no other platformer youve ever played. The unique Rubber Bandito aim-and-release system gives you the precision, freedom, and power to slide, jump, double-jump, and wall-jump your way across an epic five-world adventure. Complete control is at your fingertips, so be ready to leap, roll, slash, and shred your way through a gauntlet of steampunk cyborgs spread across 25 retro-inspired levels* that will stretch your imagination beyond its limits!

PRO TIPS
Jump twice! If your first leap doesn't get you where you need to go, you can perform a smaller second jump in the air to make sure you hit your mark.
Be patient! Take time to aim your jumps. Sometimes it's better to wait for the right moment.
Explore! There are secrets waiting to be discovered everywhere.
See our YouTube channel for more.

STORY
Meet Rubber Bandito, a peace-loving shaman living in harmony with his people and their bountiful habitat...until one fateful autumn day when, without warning, the dark clouds of the Imperial Trade Syndicate eclipse their harvest moon, raining death and destruction upon their land. With their advanced steampunk technology, the Imperials unrightfully occupy and seize control of Banditos world, and begin extracting the land of its riches.

The Spirit of the Wolf awakens from deep within Banditos soul... He is his homeland's last hope. Against unimaginable odds and overwhelming forces, Bandito sets out on a quest to liberate his people of the Imperial Trade Syndicate and their evil machinations.

Will you help Bandito answer the call of the Wolf?

FEATURES

Modern touchscreen controls for a true spiritual successor to 16-bit era 2D platformers
Journey through 25 unique and challenging levels* across five themed worlds
Precise slingshot controls and obstruction-free "touch anywhere" interface
Bandito's moves shred through seven enemy types with his Jump Attack, Slide Attack, Double Jump, Wall Slide, and Wall Jump
Replay levels to find hidden Star collectibles, defeat all Imperial enemies, and avoid Spikey Mines to achieve a perfect Sun Rating
Super high-quality animation that looks great on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
Brutal Game Center achievements reward those who become one with Bandito
Created by game industry veterans as an homage to the classics that inspired them

*7 of 25 now free
**Rubber Bandito does not currently support iPod touch 4th generation

Echoseven's comments:


12-28-2012, 01:57 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,659
Looks like it might be fun, and the controls intrigue me. I'll be looking out for anyone's reports on how it plays.

12-28-2012, 07:26 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Boston,MA
Posts: 1,089
Interested,but I'll wait for impressions and or video.
12-28-2012, 07:50 AM
#4
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,433
Long gone are the days of TOFTT. Come on guys...someone step up.

inb4whydontyou?

Well, because I'm not very keen on games with a slingshot mechanic these days. Still interested though.

EDIT: Added a gameplay video to the OP. Hmmm...not bad. *scratches beard*

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

Last edited by metalcasket; 12-28-2012 at 07:53 AM.
12-28-2012, 04:27 PM
#5
Actually i like it pretty much...but

Omg ! What a play through...

Just wanted to give some feedback before i saw this video for
the first time. Some useful tips there are, to play it way different
then i did/found out so far. But since there is just a supershort
tutorial, it's up to you to find out what's possible with these pretty
nice and easy working slingshots.
The player in the vid knows exactly where is who or what. I'm miles
away of his accuracy. (currently about level 3-3 but i didn't see
that level he played).

I really have to play more, after i watched the vid another few times,
before i can say more about exact this/my issue with the accuracy.

Just about ten achivments (don't care anyways), no flip-screen !!
and a few other little things that sums it up to...I can't recommend it
from the heart, but still...i do like this unique little character !
12-28-2012, 05:01 PM
#6
Played a few games with this new won technic from the video,
and i get more and more comfortable and precise, indeed !

Despite the lots of flaws (as Rōnin has the same) i say now:
Recommended ! (if a buck doesnt hurt you buy it now)

If the Devs come on board - for the "time junkies" a must
to have a leaderboard, otherwise i don't see to much of a
replay value here. Good luck.
12-28-2012, 06:22 PM
#7
This isn't half bad. Needs auto rotate and doesn't download on iPad1 but is a nice little platformer with unconventional controls. Not perfect but surprisingly good.
12-29-2012, 06:27 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
Omg ! What a play through...

Just wanted to give some feedback before i saw this video for
the first time. Some useful tips there are, to play it way different
then i did/found out so far. But since there is just a supershort
tutorial, it's up to you to find out what's possible with these pretty
nice and easy working slingshots.
The player in the vid knows exactly where is who or what. I'm miles
away of his accuracy. (currently about level 3-3 but i didn't see
that level he played).

I really have to play more, after i watched the vid another few times,
before i can say more about exact this/my issue with the accuracy.

Just about ten achivments (don't care anyways), no flip-screen !!
and a few other little things that sums it up to...I can't recommend it
from the heart, but still...i do like this unique little character !
Howdy Qwertz, thank you for giving our game a chance!

Definitely there is some ramp-up to mastering the controls. That's one thing I'd like to tutorialize better in-game in the future, and spend some more time working out a few kinks in the levels that make certain jumps awkward.

The level played in that video is #17, in the 4th world of the game.

I didn't think the ability to rotate was such a biggie! We'll definitely add that to our improvements list for future updates.

Thanks again for giving Rubber Bandito a shot!
12-29-2012, 06:30 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by slamraman View Post
This isn't half bad. Needs auto rotate and doesn't download on iPad1 but is a nice little platformer with unconventional controls. Not perfect but surprisingly good.
Slamraman, thanks for playing!!!

There are a few older devices that are 'on the fence' in terms of performance and stability. Hopefully we will be able to add support for the A4 devices with only 256mb in the near future (it was being worked on but didn't make launch).
12-29-2012, 06:32 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
Played a few games with this new won technic from the video,
and i get more and more comfortable and precise, indeed !

Despite the lots of flaws (as Rōnin has the same) i say now:
Recommended ! (if a buck doesnt hurt you buy it now)

If the Devs come on board - for the "time junkies" a must
to have a leaderboard, otherwise i don't see to much of a
replay value here. Good luck.
Thank you for the endorsement!

Leaderboard for speed runs? That is definitely is doable, thanks for the input!

If you want to vent any frustrations with the game, I'm happy to hear them!

Last edited by RubberBandito; 12-29-2012 at 06:32 PM. Reason: me grammar bad