TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Levelhead’

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The thought behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that each Friday afternoon we submit the one recreation that got here out this week that we expect is price giving a particular nod to. Now, earlier than anybody goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t essentially imply our Recreation of the Week decide is the best scoring recreation in a evaluation, the sport with the very best graphics, or actually every other quantifiable “finest” factor. As a substitute, it’s extra simply us choosing out the only recreation out of the week’s releases that we expect is essentially the most noteworthy, shocking, attention-grabbing, or actually every other exhausting to explain high quality that makes it price having in the event you had been simply going to select up one.

These picks is likely to be controversial, and that’s OK. In the event you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s attempt to use the feedback of those articles to have conversations about what recreation is your recreation of the week and why.

With out additional ado…

 

Levelhead

After releasing a handful of extremely playable cellular titles that featured heaps of their extraordinarily peculiar model of humor, developer Butterscotch Shennanigans blew minds once they launched the large motion RPG Crashlands in January of 2016. We gave it 5 stars in our review, selected it as Game of the Week, and picked it as our Game of the Year for 2016. So yeah, it was actual actual good. However how do you comply with up a recreation like Crashlands? The Bscotch fellows have been engaged on that reply for the previous four years, and after a 12 months in Early Entry on Steam, that follow-up title Levelhead has formally launched on quite a few platforms together with cellular.

Very like Crashlands earlier than it, Levelhead is an immensely bold title for a tiny studio like Butterscotch Shenanigans. It goals to offer a platforming expertise with a stage creation facet on par with one thing like Tremendous Mario Maker, which you realize, is made by one of many greatest online game builders within the universe. No stress! What they’ve managed to perform isn’t just spectacular for a group of their dimension, however could be spectacular for a group of any dimension and, with out getting TOO hyperbolic, Levelhead manages to do some issues even higher than heavy hitters like Tremendous Mario Maker.

I feel the true genius of Bscotch is how they’ve spent years growing their very own backend infrastructure and on-line profile system, in order that creating and sharing ranges is so simple as could be and works seamlessly cross platform. The extent editor itself is not any slouch both, and is tremendous intuitive to make use of and mind-meltingly highly effective when you study its ins and outs and max out your creativeness. It is a recreation the place rattling close to something is feasible, and because of the colourful and devoted neighborhood that’s constructed up throughout its time in Early Entry, Levelhead even upon its launch already options a lot superb content material I can barely wrap my head round it.

Don’t assume it’s important to have the creator bug simply to take pleasure in Levelhead although. Not solely does it function an enormous marketing campaign to play via and grasp on quite a few ranges, however you possibly can so simply kind via and discover unbelievable content material created by different gamers that you just’ll possible by no means run out of issues to take pleasure in. That this can be a absolutely paid title and never free to play can also be one thing of a shocker on the cellular platform, so in the event you love platforming video games and are prepared to dedicate your self to warming as much as the digital management scheme (or in the event you simply wish to use a bodily controller) I can’t suggest trying out Levelhead sufficient.