• Publisher: Kumobius
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 25.2 MB
  • Version: 3.5.1
  • Price: $1.99
  • 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

02-01-2012, 02:28 AM
Just noticed the update is out, adding a fourth world and completing the game. This makes it both an almost incredible anomaly in that the developers actually completely fulfilled their promise after initially releasing an unfinished (content-wise) game, as well as quite simply one of the best games on the app store.
02-01-2012, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Just noticed the update is out, adding a fourth world and completing the game. This makes it both an almost incredible anomaly in that the developers actually completely fulfilled their promise after initially releasing an unfinished (content-wise) game, as well as quite simply one of the best games on the app store.
Wow, it actually won't get any more updates? That's weird. I've never seen a game actually gotten complete

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02-01-2012, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
Wow, it actually won't get any more updates? That's weird. I've never seen a game actually gotten complete
Well, that's just what it said in the notes. Might only mean last "major content" update though. I expect the dev will be by soon enough to clarify.
02-01-2012, 02:54 AM
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I went over the first few pages of this thread looking for my posts (completely forgot I was the first to post in here other than the TC ) and it's hilarious how I went back and forth with "get this, don't get this, get this, don't get this...OH HELL, THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PLATFORMERS ON THE APP STORE!". All these months later, next to The Last Rocket, this was the best $2.99 I spent on the App Store and I'm glad I took the plunge, rather than waiting for a sale. Kumbios absolutely delivered on all fronts and I'm glad to say I was among their first supporters. Even if Bean's Quest never gets another update, this one's staying on each and every iDevice I ever get. Classic.

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02-01-2012, 03:33 AM
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^Agree with that, its a great game, didnt think i would like a platform game with the character jumping all the time but obviously works perfectly in this game. Well worth the money, great polished game
02-01-2012, 03:54 AM
Holy cow, thanks for the awesome update. The game's definitely come far.

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02-01-2012, 03:57 AM
I also think, this is the best platformer in the store. Cool character, unique gameplay, perfect presentation (sound and graphics are a bliss), simple yet great controls, now great content and tons of heart. It's all in there. So, if you slightly like platformers, GET THIS GAME.

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02-01-2012, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Well, that's just what it said in the notes. Might only mean last "major content" update though. I expect the dev will be by soon enough to clarify.
Hi Gabrien, it's a major content update but probably the last. For a few different reasons. 1, it finishes off the story (yes there was actually a story and Emilio has his confrontation with the wizard Malmagoz - play it through and you'll enjoy the final battle and ending.

2, we never wanted to go beyond the app store's 20MB limit for downloading over 3G connections and we're at that point now. If we continue the story of Emilio (we have ideas of course then we'll do it with a sequel.

Also guys, just to clarify. It's actually TWO new worlds, 23 new stages altogether when counting the boss. This expands the stage count to 50 in total. Nearly doubling the game length.

Also Gabrien, very proud to be an anomaly, we always intended to complete Bean's story.
02-01-2012, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr Kumobius View Post
Hi Gabrien, it's a major content update but probably the last. For a few different reasons. 1, it finishes off the story (yes there was actually a story and Emilio has his confrontation with the wizard Malmagoz - play it through and you'll enjoy the final battle and ending.

2, we never wanted to go beyond the app store's 20MB limit for downloading over 3G connections and we're at that point now. If we continue the story of Emilio (we have ideas of course then we'll do it with a sequel.

Also guys, just to clarify. It's actually TWO new worlds, 23 new stages altogether when counting the boss. This expands the stage count to 50 in total. Nearly doubling the game length.

Also Gabrien, very proud to be an anomaly, we always intended to complete Bean's story.
Awesome. This is exactly how you build a loyal following on the app store. Look forward to whatever you guys come up with next.
02-01-2012, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Awesome. This is exactly how you build a loyal following on the app store. Look forward to whatever you guys come up with next.
Thanks man, we're working on it.

Speaking of things we come up with next... we just recently took part in the Global Game Jam this past weekend and made a game within 48 hours. It's free for PC and Mac. You can check it out here:

http://www.kumobius.com/omeletteboris/

It's a physics puzzler, and amazingly, we won the local competition! Both the grand prize from the judges and the public's choice award here in Melbourne, Australia - where we are based. If you like the game let us know

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