Feline ($0.99) by KeitGames is a relaxing platformer that can easily be picked up and played with a storyline that goes as you’d expect. This type of cat-and-mouse game always starts the same, with a starving cat in search of food chasing a mouse throughout an innocent homeowner’s habitat.
As a feline silhouette runs through a black and white house, the red mouse is its target. The game’s controls are unique as they use the scene of the game as buttons themselves. Navigation is simple, involving only the rules “white to jump, black to sprint.” In other words, tapping on the upper white area above the floor will make the cat jump, while tapping the black region below the floor will make it dash for a short period of time.
Along the way, you’ll want to collect the yellow bars of yarn to dash forward as well, along with jumping to avoid the water spills. No feline creature likes an aqueous encounter, so mess up once, and it’s game over.
In each game, you only have 60 seconds to catch the mouse. To help with this task besides sprinting to catch up, you can also slow the rodent down. By tapping on the mouse traps on the wall, if one happens to fall and land in front of the mouse, that’ll slow it down. While catching the mouse is not an impossible maneuver, it is definitely tricky – especially when trying to catch the rascal in less time with each round.
Anyone who enjoys a good platformer should like Feline. If the idea of having a clear goal instead of an endless world is also your cup of tea, you’ll like it even more. To top it off, the relaxing feel the game has, including light music and simple graphics, reminds me of games like Dream Flight. For just $0.99, the universal Feline can be found on the App Store now.