Just a month ago, Nitrome, the team behind the acclaimed Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, released the “serene action” puzzle game Beneath the Lighthouse. Now, the popular casual game developer has come out with yet another new title that sees its return to the frenetic gameplay style that it has come to be known for with such games as Platform Panic and Gunbrick.
Pogo to the top
“In a grim sci-fi future where pogoing is outlawed, this gang of misfits breaks all the rules,” Nitrome notes. “Pogo over the police and their dogs, avoid hazards, and make it to the top!”
Absent any control buttons, Gopogo has you dragging your finger sideways to adjust the angle of the continuously bouncing pogo stick so that your character collects coins and doesn’t, to put it bluntly, die. And die a million times you probably will, because Gopogo seems to be one of those games where the controls are dead simple yet it’s so simple to die.
But once you get the hang of Gopogo’s angling and pogoing, you might just be able to conquer the game’s 40 levels. And once you complete the levels, you can keep pogoing and aim for a high score in the game’s endless mode.
Go get it
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Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Gopogo is available now on the App Store for free.
Note that like most other games by Nitrome, Gopogo includes in-game ads that can be removed via a one-time in-app purchase ($3.99 in this case). It also offers in-app purchases for buying in-game coins rather than collecting them by playing.