by Mike Lata
September 3, 2011
A new physics-based vertical climber has hit the App Store and it's called Up And Up! The game has you slingshot a creature, or a bungy (sic) monster as the app description states, upwards and to safety. "Rising lava, flies that shoot fireballs, angry frogs, repelling cave walls and dead ends... Ascending to safety is no easy task, if you're a leg- and armless bungy (sic) monster. Luckily, there are plenty of tools, power-ups and friendly critters to aid you!" the app description states. There are two worlds for you to explore in the game with a total of 30 levels. There are also various secrets to uncover like eight pieces of cheese and golden bats. The game even offers a survival mode if you want to test your vertical climbing skills. The controls are based on touch input rather than tilt, which means it is a nice alternative to many vertical climbers on the App Store. Also, unlike many other games in the genre, Up And Up! offers 3D visuals based on polygon character models. Up And Up! has been released as a universal app so all iDevice owners can enjoy it. Check it out if you enjoy vertical climbers. Up And Up! is currently available on the App Store for $1.99.