While recently perusing the new Android Market I stopped to check out an editors pick called Cordy, a side scrolling puzzle game reminiscent of Little Big Planet. You play the game as Cordy, a cute little robot who’s task is to run all around the various levels collecting gear cogs and power cores, powering up different stations in order to open the levels exit doors.
As soon as you begin playing Cordy it’s pretty easy to see where the inspiration came from. The way in which the levels are laid out reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog, as soon as you get moving around at a good pace, your really get moving fast! The look and feel is definitely Little Big Planet inspired and if you have played that game on Playstation you will know exactly what I mean.
The graphics on this game have got to be one of its strong points, this thing looks really amazing for a game on smaller screens. Even though it plays as a sidescroller, the graphics are polygonal which not only look sharp, it helps make the world of the game rotate around Cordy instead of vice versa. It’s pretty cool to watch how the game transforms around you as your playing and makes gameplay more unique than most games available for Android devices.
The controls are simple, you have virtual scroll-left and right buttons, jump and interact. You control Cordy as he speeds down and around winding paths, catching air to collect points, breaking barriers to recieve hidden power ups and using swings to get to those hard to reach areas. Those who have played side scrolling games before will adapt much faster than those who haven’t. In either case, it’s only a matter of a couple of minutes before you can easily get the hang of things.
Right now Cordy is advertised as an editors choice and after over 15,000 reviews has maintained a solid 4 1/2 star rating. The game is a free download but eventually you will be asked to pay money to continue through all the levels. You can still manage to play 4 levels before you are prompted to make an in-app purchase of $1.99 in order to gain access to all 27 levels and abilities. You can even spend more of your hard earned money by purchasing different robot colors and costumes for $0.99 each. Seems like a bit of a waste to me but to each their own (I chose to stick with the stock outfit and had just as much fun).
The graphics alone are worth the $0.99 download but I suggest you be the judge. Hit one of the download links below to give Cordy as spin for yourself. If you do, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments field at the bottom.