• Publisher: Physmo
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 15.8 MB
  • Version: 2.2
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.2 (11)
App description: Jump, dodge and race Mos through 25 glorious stages of fast paced retro platforming action!

With exceptionally clever level design, gorgeous pixellated graphics and solid platform dynamics you'll want to keep playing and playing.

Find secret areas, collect the spooky hidden skulls, grab every coin, and, once you get fast, you can try to beat the speed-run time! There really is something for all skill levels, from casual to hard-core gamers.

There are 12 cool costumes to unlock throughout the game, see if you can find every spooky ghost and you'll get a new costume for each one.

And there's loads more! We have been adding new features regularly ever since we released the game, awesome features like video recording and exporting, game centre scoreboards, lots of achievements, web levels you can download to the game, random twitter taunts, dynamic costumes, and things we can't even remember but were probably awesome!

Oh yeah, the amazing chip tune soundtrack will make you weep pixels!

This is a universal app for iPhone and iPad. Bargain!

pick this one up with confidence. - slidetoplay.com ( 4/4 MUST HAVE! )
an instant classic, refuelling our primal gaming needs. - TouchGen ( 4/5 Editors Choice! )
dont hesitate to give Mos Speedrun a try. - Touch Arcade
"it's one of those games you'll find yourself continuously playing." - gamezebo.com
"Fans of tough platformers .. should jump on this deal immediately." - gamepro.com (9/10)
"a compulsive race against yourself" - pocketgamer.co.uk (8/10)
"Mos Speedrun is a must-have title and one of the freshest experiences currently on Apple devices." - Daily Record (4/5)

RELIVE the golden age of 8 bit graphics and chip tunes!
DIE a lot, and be accompanied through the level by hoards of replay ghosts!
FIND secret online levels on your favourite web sites!
USE the easy to master 2 button control system or classic onscreen d-pad.
BE THE BEST on the game center scoreboards, and rack up achievements!
RECORD your best speedruns and upload them for the world to see!
FIND the secret ghosts to unlock new costumes!

Thank you to all our fans for your support, ratings and great reviews. If you enjoy the game please rate us on the Appstore, it really helps us out!

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04-06-2011, 11:37 PM
It's a well-made game alright. Just completed the second world. Some of the time medals are pretty hard to get. The game plays like League of Evil in a way, but adds some new things to the table. The ghost option is interesting. Can't say I like the graphics too much though. League of Evil and the games by Rocket Cat are good examples of pixel art done right in my opinion, but to each his own. The levels go by rather quickly as it's another platformer based on speed, but that's okay too since you'll probably be replaying quite a few of them. Not bad at all in any case.

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04-07-2011, 12:07 AM
loving the game. the mos controls are okay. feels a bit like wrestling with yourself but it gets better. will try finishing game with them on my second go through. but my preferred controls are d-pad. very smooth. so far the levels are fun and a challenge.

good game. worth the $2. looking forward to updates already.

04-07-2011, 12:36 AM
I agree with others that the default controls aren't ideal. I don't know, they didn't really work for me, though they might grow on me after time. The d-pad seemed good enough.

But spending a lot of time playing speedrun-type games like Hook Champ and Super QuickHook, I'm a bit disappointed in the lack of "best" time information in the game. There is absolutely no mention of best times anywhere in the game: not in the level select screen, not in the level itself, and not in the level end screen. And I don't even see a button that will take you to GC (that is minor as it is easy enough to start GC and then task switch to it, but come on). That doesn't matter as my best times are being uploaded to GC.

So those are probably minor points for most players, but that stuff just irks me. Otherwise, I really like the graphics and the simplicity of the game. The physics seems pretty good overall.
04-07-2011, 01:21 AM
Thanks to the developers for the promo code!

Game's awesome, but yeah those Shift type controls just don't work out for twitchy platformers. I know developers love to go for the buttonless control scheme like the Chop Chop devs, but right now it's fleeting philosophy flying in the face of an established standard.

The virtual controls work and work magnificently, and should be the default control setup.

Other than that the game is awesome, the updates will be eagerly anticipated as with LoE. I wish there was an option to toggle through having 5 ghosts follow you around, to just one, to none at all.
04-07-2011, 01:24 AM
yeh mos controls started driving me crazy after a while. lucky the d-pad controls are good.

would be interesting if you could load ghosts from other players.

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04-07-2011, 01:28 AM
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Its awesome right? told you.

Originally Posted by melvin2898 View Post
True Words Spoken By The Great Crex.
04-07-2011, 01:45 AM
I just gotta throw in my 2 cents... I like the 'mos' controls the best After I just kept using them and got better at them I find em really satisfying.. Dpad style might be best for a more explorationy platformer but I think the 'mos' style was a good choice for this game. Just my opinion..

When it comes to running through a level over and over again trying to beat the time limit, it's a matter of memorising it all, sort of like you'd memorise the subtleties of a track in a racing game... this is where 'mos' controls excel.

Game Center is being a bit weird for me, I can only see two scores for Mos Speedrun. My score was on there but has vanished.. I want some Speedrun battling! Maybe I should reinstall it...
04-07-2011, 01:50 AM

We are spoiled for choice with retro style gaming on the AppStore. It gives us a blast of nostalgia, whilst delivering new or improved gameplay mechanics, with the often revered classics sometimes failing to live up to the memories. Mos Speedrun, is once such game, it doesnt exactly break any new ground, but it takes the best of the old and repackages it for a new generation. It joins the ranks of Canabalt and League of Evil as an instant classic, refuelling our primal gaming needs.
04-07-2011, 02:32 AM
Love the game. And I definitely use the default controls, much better than on screen button stuff from yesterday.

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04-07-2011, 03:24 AM
I really like the game too, great art and looks aswell as design. The default controls sucked though byt the onscreen buttons works great! The coins/skull/time requirements for badges work great.

I don't get the clock that is on level 4 on world 1 and on level 5 on world 2 though? it's not explained, so what's that about?

Also on gamecenter there's just 3 players on the leaderboards? And it's not explained how the time that is submitted works, the average time for the world? Like somebody said you should definitely be able to see your best times easily too, and a gamecenter button in the game would of course be good too.

Funny how enjoyable platformers on iDevices can be if done right with the device in mind. I'm talking about this, LoE and Pizza Boy, all the other I have tested is shit.
Edit: The hookchamp-series, Karoshi and Pix'nRush are also very good, not sure if they're considered platformers though.

Last edited by klb.; 04-07-2011 at 03:35 AM.

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