Badland is a physics-based, side-scrolling adventure videogame developed by Frogmind. It is available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. The app achieved a huge success during 2012 and 2013, winning several awards such as Apple’s Design Award, Nordic Game’s Indie Sensation award and Game Connection Europe’s Best Project award.
Even though it is officially described as a platformer, it doesn’t really fit into any genre
Even though this game is officially described as a platformer, it doesn’t really fit into any genre. There are certain moments in which it feels like a regular endless runner, but at other times it’s something closer to a platformer. Controls are as simple as they could be; you only have to tap on the screen to make a fluffy bird-like creature flap its wings and drift up into the air. The longer you press the screen, the higher the bird will fly.
Save Them All
The aim of Badland is as simple as reaching the end of each level without falling off the left side of the screen or getting hit by traps. This may sound simple, and in fact it is really easy to complete the first few levels, as they serve you to get used to Badland’s physics and the weight of the bird. You only have to save one bird at first, but soon he will meet some friends, and you will have a whole swarm of fluffy birds at your service. This brings good and bad news: the good news is that you have “extra lives” , as there are many birds that will keep going if some of them get smashed by traps. The bad news is that is really difficult to control all these birds at the same time, and you will lose the whole swarm to traps more than once because of that.
Just when you think you know how to manage your new friends, you’ll start finding loads of power-ups for them. Your birds will become larger or smaller with some objects, while others will make them bouncy or sticky. Bear in mind that picking up a power-up with a bird transfers the effect to the rest of them. You can use these power-ups to dodge some traps or tricky parts. Badlands doesn’t offer any instruction for informing you of what’s dangerous or harmless, so you will have to discover how things work in this dangerous world by using the good old trial-and-error method.
Badland 1.95 Features
Check out the features of Badland before you download the app:
- Make your way through beautiful scenarios full of dangers
- Accurate physics-based gameplay mechanics
- Over 70 levels available
- Use power-ups to avoid traps and obstacles
- Local multiplayer mode for up to four players
If you are interested in Badlands and need further information before you download the app, feel free to check the developer’s official website.
The minimum system requirements to download and run this game are:
- Operating system: iOS 5.0 or later, or Android 2.3.3 or later
- Hard disk: 152 MB of free space for iOS, or 150 MB of free space for Android