Show Your Value in Valhalla in Oddmar

Oddmar ($4.99) by Mobge is a difficult action-adventure platformer primarily based on Vikings and Norse mythology. For those who loved different latest titles like Reed and Temple of Spikes, then likelihood is excessive that you simply'll like Oddmar. It's from the identical growth crew of Leo's Fortune.

Since I used to be born within the '80s, I grew up with platformers throughout my childhood. I’ve fond reminiscences taking part in Tremendous Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog video games with my siblings, and going to buddies' homes and taking part in their video games as nicely. Platformers are undoubtedly a kind of genres that we take into account tried-and-true classics today, and I'm at all times up for any new one which occurs to pop up on the App Retailer, which seems to be lots. Although they're nonetheless a style I'd want to play on a console with bodily buttons, titles like Mikey Shorts appear to have perfected the controls, although are exhausting to come back by. Nonetheless, Oddmar regarded intriguing from the get-go, so I needed to give it a shot. Plus, Leo's Fortune was a reasonably good recreation again then, so it gave me excessive expectations with Oddmar.

App Feels Like

App Feels Like

App Feels Like


Leo's Fortune

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Reed ^_^

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Temple of Spikes: The Legend



Mikey Shorts

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Visually, Oddmar is beautiful and lovely, however that's to be anticipated from the crew who created Leo's Fortune. Regardless that this can be a side-scrolling platformer, all the pieces seems to be rendered in 3D with the fantastically blurred and scenic landscapes within the background, with contrasting sharpness for the stage within the foreground. These layers give off the phantasm of 3D, and it really works extremely nicely. Oddmar's depiction of Valhalla is ravishing, because the world seems to be lush and even whimsical. The colours are daring and vibrant, with some extra muted, earthy tones combined in alongside the way in which.

Oddmar is a particular trying Viking who appears to be bursting with a jolly persona, and the assorted animals and enemies you'll encounter are simply as energetic. Animations are clean and fluid, so there's no problems with lag on my iPhone 8 Plus. The sport additionally options an epic and pleasant soundtrack to go together with the epic journey, full with what appears like bagpipes and all. In fact, Oddmar is sort of a particular Viking, so there are some enjoyable sound results to go together with all the pieces.

There's a singular story behind Oddmar, and it's revealed to gamers by way of a collection of movement comics. These are hand-drawn and look incredible, as they convey feelings and different tones nicely. Primarily, Oddmar is a quite odd Viking. His village has deemed him undeserving of being in Valhalla since he appears to have squandered all of his potential. Nonetheless, someday he will get a possibility to show himself as soon as extra, however at a worth. It's type of superb that the story of a Viking could possibly be relatable for many people, proper?

Since Oddmar is a platformer, it goes together with the level-based method. In the meanwhile, there are 24 hand-crafted levels to get by way of. Whereas that doesn’t sound like a lot, the degrees are fairly prolonged and filled with difficult physics-based puzzles. So if you wish to end the sport, meaning spending some high quality sit-down time with it, as there are additionally quite a lot of hidden secrets and techniques to find too. The objective in every stage is to make it to the top the place the ritual stone is. Nonetheless, there shall be many obstacles and new enemies alongside the way in which that attempt to forestall you from proving your value as a Viking. Luckily, you're armed and able to tackle all that stand in your manner. Plus, there are checkpoints, so when you die, you'll simply choose up from the final checkpoint you reached.

Controls in Oddmar are easy and intuitive. To maneuver left or proper, simply slide your finger round within the backside left nook. So as to leap, you'll swipe upwards from the underside proper nook. Although you possibly can't double leap, you're capable of leap off of partitions, so reap the benefits of that. To assault, simply faucet the underside proper nook — when you do it quick sufficient, Oddmar goes right into a slashing combo. You are able to do a defend slam by swiping down when you're within the air. This may allow you to attain increased spots if achieved on a bouncy floor, or you possibly can break weak flooring to get to hidden areas. For essentially the most half, the controls are responsive so there isn't an excessive amount of of a problem with that.

Nonetheless, I'm unsure I just like the swiping controls which can be on by default. Luckily, you possibly can toggle on-screen controls within the settings, which places buttons on the display. This works out for me a lot better, and I'm positive for a lot of others.

As you discover the assorted lands, Oddmar will discover gold triangles to gather alongside the way in which. These are the sport's foreign money, they usually're plentiful. Once in a while, you'll encounter a store on the stage, and you’ll "enter" it by hitting the bell with an assault. This opens up the store, and you’ll take a look at new weapons and shields that you could buy together with your gold. These new additions can improve your assault energy and pace, and shield you from extra injury, so it's vital to improve when you possibly can.

Oddmar is a beautiful action-adventure platformer that retains you entertained when you show your value in Valhalla.

The Good

The Good

Oddmar is a incredible action-adventure platformer that is stuffed with content material and difficult on the identical time. The sport seems to be stunning with the hand-crafted art work and movement comedian cutscenes. The music is enjoyable to hearken to, and the sound results give all the pieces a splash of persona. Whereas 24 ranges doesn't appear to be lots, the size of every stage is fairly good, and the puzzles may be pretty difficult even for expert veterans. The checkpoint system is good since they're fairly frequent, so the sport is forgiving and never irritating. It's an total welcome boost to anybody's platformer assortment.

The Unhealthy

The Unhealthy

Whereas there’s quite a lot of great things about Oddmar, I did discover the swiping controls to be a bit odd to be the default possibility. No less than you possibly can change it to on-screen button controls, so I'm grateful for that. The one different damaging is the truth that there are solely 24 ranges — I hope to see extra added sooner or later, as it might lengthen the lifespan of the sport.

The decision

The decision

As a platformer fan, I like Oddmar. The sport is visually superb, and the music is prime notch. Controls are good as soon as you discover your most popular setting, and the gameplay is difficult. It's all quite humorous too, which makes it much more charming. And whereas there are solely 24 ranges proper now, it is going to take a while to get by way of all of them contemplating the size, in addition to the hidden secrets and techniques to gather. Oh, and there are Dream ranges to complete too, so the replay worth is excessive.

Oddmar is on the market on the App Retailer as a common obtain on your iPhone and iPad for simply $4.99. There aren’t any in-app purchases.

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