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App description: Marcus thought that while his parents were away, he could play his favorite videogame "Gorbar and The Valley of the Seven Light Towers".

Unfortunately, he got transported inside the videogame itself !

To avoid the Game Over and get a chance to come back to his world, Marcus will have to finish the game and free the Princess Aria from the villain Vipkrad.

Discover the universe of the Marcus Level cartoon through this challenging runner.

Collect all the Chokobongos, beware of the enemies and try to gather all the mirror shards ?
- All the universe of Marcus Level in an exclusive platform game
- Explore 4 worlds through 20 levels
- Magnet, Time, Heart and Loumi all the boosts to progress faster in the game
- Win all the badges in each level
- Become the best by winning all trophies
- Unlock all the 20 artworks of the Gallery mode
- Will you find all the secrets scattered in each world ?
05-28-2014, 06:21 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2014
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Posts: 578
Game Impressions

Downloaded it instantly.


Last edited by Chaos_u; 05-28-2014 at 10:42 AM.

05-28-2014, 06:24 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,454
looks good but no game center :/

Game Center: sink_or_swim
05-28-2014, 06:59 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 2,467
This one looks like another one going on my list tonight. (If I can ever get away from Battleheart that is.)
05-29-2014, 04:04 AM
#5
Game Impressions

05-29-2014, 04:05 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,638
What are the IAP?

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
05-29-2014, 04:22 AM
#7
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,454
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
What are the IAP?
While playing you collect chocos. You can buy upgrades with them for example a magnet or extra lives.

Game Center: sink_or_swim

Last edited by sink_or_swim; 05-29-2014 at 04:26 AM.
05-30-2014, 08:15 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Germany
Posts: 78
A little chocogem worth your attention!

Sometimes it happens that, while one game is totally overhyped, another one flies wrongfully under the radar of everybody. Even though this game was one of the few on my list this week, and even though I'm totally into platformers, after watching the somewhat unenthusiastic gameplay vid from chaos_u even I was about to drop this one. I'm glad I didn't.

First: Marcus Level isn't a runner. It's a auto run platformer like Rayman Run or Wind Up Knight. In fact, it often feels like playing a jump 'n run for some reason. Though this game may not be as brightly polished as the two I just named, it can definitely challenge them when it comes to beeing, er, challenging ...

In Marcus Level your goal isn't just to reach the end of the level. Thats easy. No, what you really want is to earn some badges. Five of them, as a matter of fact. And here it comes to where this game is special: each level contains different ways to go through, and in order to fulfill the requirements for those badges you literally have to explore these ways. One badge is for finishing the level, one for collecting all 100 chocobongos in one run, another for finding three secrets, the fourth for beating the time of a certain Ephi, (the shortest way may not necessary be the fastest ... ), and if you have these four, you can earn the fifth finishing the level without using the checkpoint.

As if this wasn't enough, there are enemies too! But don't worry, our hero is armed. You can slice your foeman, or jump on them, what will give you an extra bounce. And these bounces aren't just for fun, they can be necessary to reach places you wouldn't reach otherwise. And sometimes stumbling across a banana will change you in a monkey, which means higher and wider jumps, which means reaching even more places.

Starting a level gives you the opportunity to buy four different power-ups for chocobongos. These bonusses are normally unnecessary, but can help you with some challenges. For example if you go after the "all chocos in one run" badge, the magnet might be a good idea, for you don't want to miss the last two chocos for jumping a little late. Sometimes an extra heart can be a good thing too, and if you wonder how that Ephi made that time record, you may want to fudge and buy some seconds advantage. And if you have some chocos left, you can even upgrade these power-ups.

Earning a certain ammount of badges opens a new world, but you can unlock them with chocobongos too. If you are that impatient and / or if you want to upgrade all power-ups at once, you can buy chocos for money. Apart from that there is absolutely no reason to buy IAP, unless you want to support the developer, what could appear to be quite a good idea in this case.

The game is challenging, and not in a flappy way, but inviting. It's surprisingly fun to earn those badges. The gameplay is very smooth, and the level design great and astonishing. The graphics are cute, the sounds are cool AND funny. The game has the perfekt "just one more run" feeling, not least due to it's amazing balance of difficulty, which I so often miss in other games. If you have even the slightest interest in platformers, you want to check this one out! Have a nice day ...

Last edited by srtmxx; 05-30-2014 at 11:31 AM.
05-30-2014, 12:32 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,930

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