Donut Games is famous around these parts, however they have not been as active in launching brand-new video games for the past numerous years. Their newest release was Birk’s Adventure method back in 2019, and prior to that it was Footy Golf in 2017. In the earlier years of the App Store nevertheless, they were understood for taking a strong gameplay mechanic and after that constructing a whole 3-star puzzler around it, packed with levels and accomplishments and some of the finest pixel art around. Like I stated, Donut Games are legends in the mobile video gaming area, and while I enjoy their much deeper efforts like Birk’s Adventure or Traps ‘n Gemstones, they were quite perfect when it concerned more bite-sized video gaming experiences that worked exceptionally well on the go.
So picture my surprise when I saw in this week’s batch of brand-new releases a brand-new one from Donut Games relatively out of the blue. It’s called Donut 80 and its easy property is that it pictures what Donut Games video games would have resembled if they were made in the ’80s. All this implies is they adhere to 16-bit color combinations and chiptunes, and whatever has a a lot more retro design than typical, however the very same rock strong gameplay mechanics and limitless 3-star chasing stay.
Donut 80, a minimum of in its preliminary kind, is separated into 3 different Volumes, and within each volume there are 4 various video games. Each Volume has its own style: The initially is Launch & & Bounce video games like Monkey Flight, the 2nd is Charlie’s Mix including video games like Sunday Lawn, and the 3rd is Runners and includes different types of side-scrolling runners consisting of a riff on the rollerskating part fromBeach Games Each of the 4 video games within a Volume is either a demake of an existing Donut game, or a brand name brand-new spin on an existing formula, and all the video games include brand name brand-new levels to take on.
For example, Beach Roller in the Runners Volume is the demake variation of the abovementioned Beach Games rollerskating, however the 2nd game Hooland is a Flappy Bird– ish affair and the 3rd game Unicorn Skyride plays more like a cavern leaflet likeJetpack Joyride You get something comparable from the other Volumes where there’s sort of a “root” game and after that a couple of variations to attempt. The result is that Donut 80 provides a tremendous 12 various video games to play, and all tie into international leaderboards for general points scored and stars made.
How much would you spend for a lot of high quality video games? $500? $1,000?? Well put your wallet away due to the fact that Donut 80 is entirely complimentary. No IAP, no memberships, no advertisements. It simply functions as a cross-promotion for other Donut Games video games. And while it may appear extremely simplified on the surface area, I can guarantee you that all of these 12 video games have that Donut Games secret sauce that make them almost difficult to put down. I would enjoy for them to continue including more Volumes and more demakes and riffs on existing video games to Donut 80, however even if that does not occur I’m so happy to see a brand-new one from Donut Games and understand that they’re still alive and kicking, and I’m truly stired to have a brand-new game to fanatically min/max scoring and gather every star in each and every level.