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| April 14, 2013
Now You Can Really Enjoy Playing The Other Brothers Thanks To Its New Controls
Earlier this month, a game that offers "a modern take on the retro platformer" was released on iOS in the form of the long-awaited The Other Brothers. By all accounts, it's an excellent game, except for a striking shortcoming. "I would love to recommend The Other Brothers for any platformer fans out there, especially since this is a huge tribute to the original Mario games," said Christine in her review of the game here on AppAdvice, "but I can’t until the controls are more optimized. When this happens, then this game will become a must-have." As it turns out, "this" has just happened. That is to say, The Other Brothers' controls have just been updated for the better. As pointed out by Christine in her review, The Other Brothers' directional joypad is "not static — it will change position on the screen when you lift your finger up and place it on the screen again." She also noted that the buttons for jumping and throwing are "translucent, so it’s really hard to see where they are in the game’s dark environments." If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Well, while the buttons remain translucent, the joypad can now be configured to be static. In fact, The Other Brothers now offers three controls options, namely, Floating Analogue, Fixed Analogue, and Fixed Digital. What's more, you can now reposition and resize the joypad and the buttons independently of one another in the options screen. So, if you've been playing The Other Brothers using its rather problematic original controls, better update now to take advantage of its better controls. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, The Other Brothers is available in the App Store for $1.99. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]