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App description: SUPERMEGAQUEST presents ANCESTOR! A super fun puzzle action runner that will challenge your brain and dazzle your eyes. Venture across a dangerous landscape riddled with traps and enemies. Defeating foes and overcoming obstacles will earn you currency chips that you can spend on lavish cloaks and various orbs. As you travel further into the unknown, your surroundings scale in difficulty, demanding quick thinking and swift reflexes.

Features:
- Procedurally generated map means a different run every time!
- Three challenging bosses to defeat for glory and wealth!
- 8 different backgrounds!
- Game becomes more difficult the longer you last!
- All cloaks/orbs/projectiles can be purchased using in-game currency!
- Leaderboard and Achievements supported!
12-18-2015, 06:42 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Nice find!! This looks sick. Not sure how I missed this one. Downloading now.

12-18-2015, 08:09 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Liberty city
Posts: 2,516
Now this looks good. Puzzle runner
12-18-2015, 08:45 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
So far, it's really cool. Definitely worth checking out. I've only played a lil bit of it, but I'll post imps later once I dig into it, but hey, it's free. Cant hurt downloading it
12-18-2015, 09:22 PM
#5
It crashes here and there on my ipad mini, but gameplay is pretty solid. Definitely worth a download. Nice graphics and animation.
12-24-2015, 12:03 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,016
Some of the finest pixel art my eyes have seen, really nice atmos.
Game is pretty fun too, kind of like Dumb Ways to Die in that it strings mini tasks together in a frantic way. I like it!
01-07-2016, 07:54 AM
#7
Woah, I actually really like this one. It's a weird puzzle-minigame runner which is actually pretty fun. And all the obstacles start developing and evolving, which is a nice touch and keeps the game interesting.
Art is great and music is fine, the game is fun as heck!
01-08-2016, 01:20 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 7
All about the pixeled dystopian future games

Ya ya ya ya ya ya! Why the heck isn't this on the App Store this week for best new games!?!? I've been hoping Hyper Light Drifter ports to IOS when it comes out, but if not, this game has a similar vibe - totally different gameplay and genre of game though - and I'm glad there is a game with a dystopian future aesthetic and pixel graphics for IOS. I usually hate runners - cuz you keep playing until you die...and then repeat?!?! >_< - but I'll settle for the genre with this game. It seems that the further you progress there are several different bosses to encounter. I also like that one inexpensive purchase of an item removes ads. I just wish the different items allowed for special powers or something to add to the gameplay diversity. ,_

Last edited by mozaicflo; 01-08-2016 at 01:48 PM.
04-29-2016, 11:17 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 7
My review

I love the aesthetic, but the gameplay is tough and repetitive; could be great with a simple update.

+Diverse bosses (I'm assuming - even after playing many times I die after the second boss so I don't know) and multiple puzzle variations.
+ Different outfits, lasers, and orbs, great graphics and aesthetic.

- Memory wall is too hard to quickly solve. Add more space between it and time-consuming puzzles that require lengthy focus placed directly in front of it, or make the symbols blink to help make it a feasible puzzle to solve - I die pretty much every time I encounter it which is decreasing the frequency that I play the game.
- Gameplay is too repetitive to keep me coming back. I die on the second or third level once I encounter a tough puzzle right in front of a memory wall and die...I want to get to more bosses!!! This would add variety and make the gameplay more fluid and interesting/long-lasting. Maybe make an easy and hard mode? Or make the level of difficulty progress more slowly?
-Different weapons, cloaks and orbs should have different abilities to add incentive to earn them - rather than just a visual aesthetic.
-Hasn't been updated in a while.

Last edited by mozaicflo; 05-07-2016 at 02:28 AM.