Muffin Knight by Angry Mob Games (maker of the popular Guerrilla Bob) is a jewel of a game for your iDevice. The fixed platformer is based on the premise of a young lad who accidentally scattered a fairy’s basket of magical muffins across the kingdom. As punishment the fairy makes the boy her knight and bids him to retrieve all her magical goodies.
The mechanics are simple and intuitive. On the bottom left of the screen is a left and right arrow and on the right side an x button for weapon action and an up arrow for jumping. It may take a few minutes for to get used to moving around as the controls are small and a bit sensitive. Enemies appear at the top in the form of animals and will march down until falling off at the bottom of the level. You can either kill foes or jump over them but once an enemy drops off the level it reappears on the top faster, redder and on fire.
Muffins are what makes the game different from just another platformer. With each collected treat you’re transformed into different warrior classes and monsters, each with special abilities that can be upgraded with enough experience points. Some of these monsters change the way you play based on their type of ability. For example, your knight turns into a creature who belches all sorts of pastries and candy at enemies to destroy them and even into a rainbow poop spewing unicorn. Pretty funny stuff. Of course, no good game would be complete with boss battles and this one doesn't disappoint as you confront the evil Lava King who will test your skills to the max to defeat him.
If you have good reaction time it shouldn’t take long for you to be hopping up and down platforms collecting muffins. If you’re like me however, and have only mediocre skills then never fear! As long as you can collect at least one muffin before dying you’re given experience points. Collect enough goodies or reach a certain level in the game and a new level is unlocked.
The game has six levels with the promise of more to come and has great replay potential with fifteen character classes for you to upgrade and unlock. Also, the game features a multiplayer option to compete with other players to gather muffins while also fending off enemies. The graphics are crisp and colorful creating a gorgeous ambiance to a terrific game. Muffin Knight is cute, fun and charming and I highly recommend picking it up.
AppPicker Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Pick It Up in the App Store: Other apps by Angry Mob Games