Kid Vector is a unique platform jumping iPhone game

Aug 15, 2012
Games

Kid Vector may not break any new ground with its simple platform jumping gameplay, but its visual style, which blends wireframe characters and backgrounds with bright colorful lighting, is a unique treat on its own. The stark simplicity of the stick figure main character matched up with colored flashing lights or brightly lit rainbow backgrounds […]

Kid Vector may not break any new ground with its simple platform jumping gameplay, but its visual style, which blends wireframe characters and backgrounds with bright colorful lighting, is a unique treat on its own.

The stark simplicity of the stick figure main character matched up with colored flashing lights or brightly lit rainbow backgrounds brings a special level immerses you in the game. While platformer apps like An Impossible Game also use crude graphics to point back to a bygone era of retro gaming, Kid Vector doesn’t feel quite as old because it effectively mixes retro and modern elements.

Kid Vector moves at a fairly frantic pace. Often you must jump from platform to platform without hesitation, thanks to either enemies or enemy fire. There are special bonus achievements that can be acquired for completing levels in record time, too.

About the only thing Kid Vector could use is a little more Kid Vector. The game’s 15 levels are by no means a cake walk, but they’ll be over long before you’re finished with the game. An update with an additional set of levels or even an expansion app for a small price would be well worth it. It might not seem like much, but Kid Vector has that certain something that will get platform fans hooked for the long haul.

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Dan Kricke

Dan Kricke has been playing with electronics and writing about them for years. He loved his Sega Dreamcast and now the PlayStation 3. On the iPhone, he's a fan of sports apps and anything that offers new music.

 

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