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Solve puzzles. While forma.8 GO is an action adventure game at its core, just like a Metroidvania game, there are still some puzzles that you have to solve in order to progress. A lot of backtracking is involved as you acquire power-ups and can go back and get past rooms that you were stuck in before.
Use your abilities. As you collect power-ups, your abilities get enhanced. Tap to emit a powerful burst of energy to attack foes, and then you learn to leave bombs behind that detonate after a few moments. The controls for each skill is assigned to a directional swipe, so use them well.
Access the map. If you get lost, forma.8 GO has a complete map overview of every room that you've been to, where you are now, and where you need to go. Access it at any time by tapping on the compass button at the top of the screen.
What is it about?
Visually, forma.8 GO is beautiful with its rather minimalist vector art style. The game sports a flat aesthetic that looks amazing with the wide range of colors that go from soft pastels to vibrant hues to muted earthy tones, and the dark silhouettes provide excellent contrast. The game world is huge and vast, but you can easily spot your own character (a small exploration probe) and enemies because of the light trail you leave behind and creepy red eyes. Power-ups are an essential part of the game, and they are instantly recognizable because of their blue glow. Animations are smooth and fluid in forma.8 GO, so I had no lag on my iPhone 7. There’s also an ambient and rather atmospheric soundtrack that plays in the background, and it pulls you into the game well, so it just makes everything more immersive. The sound effects are delightful and add a bit of extra pizazz to forma.8 GO too. Overall, as the developer’s first App Store release, I’d say they knocked it out of the park with forma.8 GO’s audio and visual design.
App Store Description
forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore.
As the small exploration probe forma.8 you're stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it's too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions await you. And not everything is what it seems...
- Explore a huge, open world full of secrets
- Solve ancient mysteries
- Gain new power-ups to progress in your adventure
- Fight deadly enemies and face powerful bosses
- Delve into a deep and cryptic lore
- Beautifully hand-drawn vector graphics
Are you ready to uncover the truth?
Warning: the game does NOT run on iPad 2, iPad mini 1st generation, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 5th generation.