Blast off with SilverTree Media's free and thoroughly entertaining platformer.
Doodle Jump is by far the most popular jumping game on the App Store, but it's simple looking visuals and play mechanics feel so 2009. Cordy Sky, on the other hand, represents the next evolution of this surprisingly addictive sub genre.
Odds are good you've seen Cordy before. The adorable robot starred in SilverTree Media's 2011 iOS platformer of the same name, and now he's cropped up yet again in this free to play romp that sends the tiny droid sailing through the air with the help of another bot named Volt, and of course, readers like you.
That said, the goal is to keep Cordy traveling skyward for as long as possible without falling, leaping to different platforms, ricocheting off pinball bumpers and bouncing off springs while at the same time collecting gears that function as the game's currency. Armed with this loot, you can hit the shop and purchase new outfits, colors and power-ups, including a magnet that attracts nearby gears and a 900m Blast that automatically transports Cordy to the specified distance.
Playing the game for several moments will result in hundreds of gears. At the same time, those aforementioned items don't come cheap, and SilverTree is more than happy to offer more gears via in-app purchase; parents can disable IAP before handing their phones to the kids.
As for controls, the developers implemented three unique options, all of which work extremely well. You can tilt to maneuver Cordy, slide along the bottom of the screen or go with virtual buttons. Whichever works best for you.
This impressive level of polish, not just with the controls, but also the cheery music and exquisite visuals, helps separate Cordy Sky from the competition. The 3D models look particularly cool on the iPad's screen, and the creators did a wonderful job bringing the alien planet to life, complete with distant mountains, red-hot meteors and weird contraptions in the background. The fact that everything runs smoothly is an added bonus.
Simply put, you don't often see free games of such high quality on the App Store, and when you do, a bunch of annoying ads partially ruin the experience. There is no such problem with Cordy Sky, and we applaud SilverTree Media for reintroducing us to such a charming hero while at the same time making Doodle Jump a fond memory.
What's Hot: Rocketing through beautiful scenery, three quality control types, grabbing as many gears as possible, switching off in-app purchases, free to play, catchy music.
What's Not: Not much, really. It's quite good.