Yesterday we covered Doodle Jump for Blackberry 10. That’s a great game in its own right, but it’s more of a classic title that’s been around on other platforms for a while. This next game borrows some elements from Doodle Jump, and while it has been available on other platforms for a bit it’s not quite as much of a classic as Doodle.
Believe it or not, we’re going to talk a bit about a whole series of games instead of just one title. They go by the name of Icy Tower, and there are four options available: Icy Tower Classic, Icy Tower 2, Ice Tower 2 Temple Jump and Icy Tower 2 Zombie Jump. They utilize the same gameplay mechanics and elements so if you love one of the titles, you’ll probably feel much the same about the others.
The point to the game is simple you lead your character through the level jumping from platform to platform. All the while, you must collect coins and power-ups while avoiding enemies and obstacles. The platforms even change, in size and in theme- sometimes they are pretty icy.
Unlike Doodle Jump, you can actually use coins in a virtual shop to purchase items and more. You can get power-ups, boosters, hats and all kinds of goodies to help you out on your quest. Well, the hats don’t really help you out at all but they do give your character a bit of color!
At the beginning of each level, you’re asked whether or not you want to purchase a special item. Generally, the item will set you back quite a few coins so it’s almost better to wait and visit the shop. That being said, if you have trouble beating a particular level you always have an opportunity to make things easier.
Your character can be controlled through touch based mechanics, or by tilting the device. Tilting works just like Doodle Jump in that the particular direction you lean your phone is the same way that the character will move. It is a little more difficult to get used to, but it’s a lot more fun. Of course, you can always opt to use touch controls which allow you to tap the screen in the direction you’d like the character to go.
Other features included in the game are:
- Endless and challenging jumping fun!
- Easy and smooth controls, tilt or touch!
- Catch coins to spend in the shop!
- Amazing Power-ups to spice things up!
- Upgrade the tower to get advantages!
- Tons of Stunts to complete!
- Catch rare Ice Cubes for special prizes!
- Customize your character with clothes!
The Icy Tower games are available for $1.99 each in Blackberry World. The game is free on other platforms like Android, but that’s because those variants include ads and other pesky elements. The Blackberry 10 versions are top notch! Personally, if you’ve never played the games before I would buy them one at a time.
As always, let us know what you think of the Icy Tower games down in the comments below! Do you like them more or less than Doodle Jump?