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Any platformers on iOS as good as Crash Bandicoot?

03-05-2018, 02:14 PM
#1
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Any platformers on iOS as good as Crash Bandicoot?

Well... it bothers me for years, but I havenít seen any game on iOS as fun as My childhood (and now too) favorite Crash Bandicoot. Do you know any game that plays as CB?
03-07-2018, 10:19 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: UK
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Crash bandicoot was legendary. I have come across two vaguely crash bandicoot-y. Can't remember names, one was just a game running away like some of the CB levels. And the other is just a fairly playable platformer.
I should know the second.

03-07-2018, 10:33 AM
#3
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If either still exist on the app store:
1)Boulder Jack
2) Cartoon Survivor

Worth a check out if a fan of Crash Bandicoot but not like it:
Faily series (accessibility, bold cartoon style)
MrCrab2 (platforming)
Wind up Knight (platforming)

There is one game I have forgotten and is worth a download.
03-07-2018, 10:40 AM
#4
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Nono Islands (platformer)
03-07-2018, 12:13 PM
#5
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Nono islands was ruined by being hardcore freemium.

I really like Kraken Land...

Kraken Land : 3D Platformer Adventures by Honikou Games
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kraken-land-3d-platformer-adventures/id1250768290?mt=8

Has a touch of Crash bandicoot. Really like the game. Lots of levels and a fair bit of variety
03-10-2018, 06:52 PM
#6
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I've played a few levels of some of the Crash Bandicoots on one the various PS consoles, but never from start to finish. Fun stuff, but to me they're similar enough that I'd recommend Super Mario Run. Played and finished on Android, but I hear the iOS version is the same difference.

Requires an online connection to play, but at $10 and goes by the premium model, worth every penny. Bummed that all the reviews and complaints will probably get Nintendo to go freemium from now on
03-11-2018, 12:05 PM
#7
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The always online feature of Mario on iOS was annoying. But I was more disappointed it was a runner and no a platformer
03-12-2018, 07:14 AM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
The always online feature of Mario on iOS was annoying. But I was more disappointed it was a runner and no a platformer
It's stll a decent runner-platformer though. It is one of the most "platformer" than any other runner on the appstore.

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03-12-2018, 09:48 AM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
The always online feature of Mario on iOS was annoying. But I was more disappointed it was a runner and no a platformer
Curious... you were aware of this BEFORE playing the game right? At the very least, before you purchased it? Because I thought the title did a good job of implying that.

Getting past that, I'd go with the standard "it's a feature, not a bug" for the following reasons...
1) It would've been too much to shoehorn a full Mario title into a phone with a just touch interface (and don't say you can always buy controller peripherals. Dollars to donuts, most people wouldn't bother. With their own consoles and handhelds, these are mostly built-in/included).
2) Having a runner IS still a platformer, and given it has Ninteno's touch, a unique one at that.
3) They didn't want to cannibalize sales of their own consoles and handhelds (one of the main reasons they're not quitting the hardware business and putting all of their games on iOS).
03-12-2018, 12:50 PM
#10
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I knew it was a runner when I downloaded it but when they first mentioned a Mario game on iOS I was hoping it would be a traditional one. Granted still better than nothing but Iíll stick with my Mario games on the GB and GBA emulators instead.

And yeah I agree with point 3. Nintendo I suppose were never going to release a special iOS exclusive platformer as their customer fan base who buy Nintendo products wouldnít be happy.

Be great if months later they released an update to get rid of the online connection though.