CATASTIC PLATFORMER HAS FINALLY LANDED!
Updated: Jul 11, 2018
Much more than platforming! A lot more than cats!
Say hello to a furry and meowistic platforming experience as Super Phantom Cat lands on App Store and Google Play.
In case you’re bummed that there’s no Super Mario game on the App Store (yet?), then you should drop what you’re doing and grab Veewo’s Super Phantom Cat ($1.99) right meow. It’s a fairly traditional platformer under the surface, borrowing heavily from Nintendo’s resident plumber, but I have to say–that surface is flippin’ gorgeous.
In fact, game’s art is not quite like any game I’ve played on iOS before. The closest thing I can compare it to is Ridiculous Fishing ($2.99), with it’s colorfully angular visuals. Phantom Cat is a bit cleaner and brighter, though, and it’s quite striking. It’s slightly weird and more than a little beautiful, and really makes you feel like you’re in a strange new place.
There’s plenty more to the game than just running from one side of the screen to the other, though. You’ll also be collecting “data” along the way, which sometimes function as coins for unlocking new characters. There are also hidden stars in each level, and a standard 3-star system for beating levels and unlocking new ones. And speaking of hidden stuff, each level is jam packed with secrets, and your basic rule of thumb while playing should be to never trust that any particular wall is solid.
With its sharp and colorful visuals and classic gameplay sensibilities, Super Phantom Cat is a pretty perfect hybrid of the new and old. That doesn’t mean the game itself is perfect, though, as there were moments when I wished the developers had been as creative with the platforming genre as they’d been with the art. (Wondercat Adventures ($2.99) comes to mind as a good example of a cat-themed platformer that thinks outside the box a bit more.) Still, the level designs are brilliant and the unlockable characters are a nice carrot on a stick to keep you playing. Most important, the game is a ton of fun and feels great to play. So what if it’s not that original? You love Mario and you love cats. What’s the problem?
Watch the official Super Phantom Cat trailer and get kicking!