Title: Wake Up, Arnie! Developer: Massive Hamster Studios Platforms: IOS Universal Price: $0.99 ---
Wake Up, Arnie! drops the player in a dark world of dreams and nightmares and offers varied platforming and a nice art style.
Playing as the titular Arnie, you must run and jump through the three worlds of platforming and dangers, from the ever-encroaching darkness to various enemies that roam the level. Contact kills you, so evasion and timing is a must. What starts as simple jumping across falling platforming and gaps become reflex testing leaps over numerous enemies and between projectiles. The art style is the other highlight, with a hand drawn look and film grain flair. I did find the movement to be tad to slow and the jumping could be unresponsive at times, but I don't think those those flaws didn't really impact the game as a whole. Replay value is offered in the form of hidden or hard-to-reach collectables that require extra exploration to find.