Jul 9th, 2014

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Shown off briefly onstage during this year’s Google I/O, Leo’s Fortune is now officially available on Google Play. The game wasn’t technically supposed to arrive until tomorrow, but we wont fault developer “1337 Game Design” for releasing it ahead of schedule. Besides, somewhere in the world it’s already July 10th.

For those not following the mobile gaming scene, Leo’s Fortune is a 2D platforming adventure game that’s been receiving nearly perfect 5/5 reviews since launching on iOS back in April. Yeah, it’s that good. Described by many as one of the most beautiful mobile games to date, you’ll be hard pressed to find another title with such vibrant and crisp visuals. Like the other causal greats of our time, the premise of the Leo’s Fortune is simple: you play as Leopold, a fluffy hairball with a wicked mustache who must track down the mysterious thief who stole his fortune.

But it’s in the gameplay where the game really shines. Not because it offers some crazy leveling system or complicated controls. Players simply slide Leo across 24 fine-tuned levels, following a trail of coins while avoiding traps and solving physics-based puzzles. While the game will cost you a #2 combo at McDonald’s (roughly translates to $5), you’ll be pleased to find neither hide, nor hair, of a single in-app purchase. We like that.

It comes as no surprise that Leo’s Fortune does offer gamepad support (another plus) and just like Google showed off during I/O 2014, should look great playing on Android TV once it officially launches later this year. You’ll find download links just after the trailer below.