Review: Leo’s Fortune
On the surface, Leo’s Fortune has an interesting art style and some gorgeous backgrounds. I was intrigued by this title since I have an infinite love of 2D platformers.
Leo’s story unfolds in cutscenes that you will see after you complete each act. There are 5 acts and 4 levels in each act and one bonus level if you collect enough stars after completing each level. The goal in Leo’s Fortune is to collect all the coins and cogs. Cogs are hidden in each level so you have to keep your eye out for those. Leo feels very much like Limbo mixed in with some Super Meat Boy and just a pinch of Sonic. The gameplay is momentum-based and things begin rather simple but as you progress through the later acts in the game, there are some puzzles that make you think a bit. I found myself dying a lot in the later levels but still coming back to it because of the great controls. Whenever you’re floating in the air or going up ramps building up speed, Leo controls very smoothly.
The game has gorgeous visuals with great detail. From the fuzz of Leo’s body to the photo realistic environments, this game looks bright and colorful and the animations are smooth and superb. This is a port of a mobile game with the same name which came out last year on the iPhone but I never heard of it until a few weeks ago when it came out on PS4. For a mobile port, it’s solid and it’s in full HD which you can tell from the second you start it.
I had a really good time with Leo’s Fortune but I wonder what a team like this could do with more manpower and technology. For the low price of $6.99 it’s a cute, fun physics-platformer that will last you around 1-2 hours depending if you go back and collect all the cogs and get three stars on every level. It’s not a bad game at all but it doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from countless other physics-platformers. Because of the visual style and tight controls, it’s a game that doesn’t overstay its welcome and acts as proof that there are mobile games worth your time.
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What I Like:
- Great visual style
- Charming world and great controls
- Relaxing soundtrack
What I Dislike:
- Could have had more variety
- Only takes 1-2 hours to beat