Oct 25th, 2011

Can’t say I’m too familiar with the developers over at Robot Invader but they sure delivered one helluva doozie in the Android Market with Wind-up Knight. I’ve always been a sucker for unique visual art style and great character design. Wind-up Knight hits all those marks and more.

The game is a 3D side-scrolling, run-and-gun platformer that puts you in the boots of the adorable Wind-up Knight who must run, jump, roll, and slash his way to rescue the princess from the evil Black Knight. While on the surface that sounds pretty basic (and with most run-and-gun games, it is) Wind-up Knight features the ability to outfit your character with upgradable weapons and equipment adding a little more depth to the classic gameplay. And you’re going to want all the help you can get if you hope to conquer the maddening 50+ soul-crushing levels.

Wind-up Knight also features an original soundtrack by Josh Whelchel and is one of those rare gems you don’t always come across in the Android Market. The difficulty could be a little much for some but I think most of you are going to love it. You can find Wind-up Knight for free in the Android Market.

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