Niko is a platform game that stays true to it’s roots. You play as a cat-like creature that can walk, jump and climb walls and ceilings.
The controls are simple enough. Left and right arrows to move accordingly. Hold down the Niko icon to initiate jumping, then you pull and rotate your finger away from the button while still holding down to aim and let go for him to make the jump. If the little dots are red while aiming on jump, then he won’t jump, but if they’re white he’ll make the jump. In addition to making jumps to walls, Niko will often land on trampolines and be bounced around, you can still move left to right while in air. Most trampoline jumps are like bumpers from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and keep bouncing you till you land.
Your goals in the game are to get as men little coins as you can. Also there are three gold slides in every level, but usually they are hidden. To get three stars at the end of the level your best bet is to get the coins as fast as you can because they chain together for a better score.
From what I’ve played of this game, I’m really impressed by. I haven’t seen gameplay mechanics this good in a platform game on iOS yet. Please note, I’ve only played the demo levels so I can’t speak to the full version of the game that is offered as an In-App Purchase of $1.99. The first 5 levels I was disappointed by lacks of obstacles and enemies, then on the sixth level they added moved platforms and spikes. So I’m sure on the next levels they’ll have enemies to dodge, which would this game stellar.
Overall I’d this game has great potential and looks to be the best platformer I’ve seen on the iOS yet. Definitely download it to try out the FREE levels.