OK, so this is a little overdue, but I have been enjoying Muffin Knight ($0.99 via iTunes) for a while now and I have not yet reviewed this one.
So what would you do if you were a fairy who cooked a batch of delicious muffins and let it sit in the middle of the forest to cool down while you take a pee in the bush then suddenly the treats magically fly to different locations of the magical world? Well, like any decent magical being, you turn the nearest moving thing into a knight to get those muffins.
In case of Muffin Knight, that “nearest moving thing” was a boy, and you take control of him.
Muffin Knight is a platformer game where you are thrown into a stage and you are to collect as many muffins as you can. Foes, big, small and flying ones hinder your progress and one hit can kill you, so careful timing of jumping and killing them is key to collecting enough muffins to open the next level. Disposing of enemies do not directly help you advance, but they do give experience points.
The fun twist that the game offers is that while you start as an arrow shooting knight, you transform into various characters, at random, for every muffin you collect. The game offers a huge pool of characters (at this time, I counted seventeen) which includes a ninja kitty, a zombie (because the iPad can never have too much zombies) and a frog with deadly tongue. Oh, and a unicorn that poops rainbow-colored mines.
Jungle Survival tip #18362: Pigs with no hind legs are edible.
The game though, is not that entirely original. If you have played Super Crate Box, then you will know where the game took it’s concept. It is a pretty good rendition, though.
Fun, Frantic, Fast-Paced Stages
Mighty Rainbow Poop of Destiny!
Because destroying enemies do not count to your completion quota, it only follows that the game is all about trying to accumulate a number of muffins quickly, all while avoiding the enemies. This results in a fast-paced, often extremely frantic game that is ferociously fun but freaking frustrating sometimes. (Alliteration is poetry.)
The game also features levelling up, where for every enemy kill and muffins collected, you gain experience which count to your level up gauge. When you level up, you get points which you can use to level up individual characters or gain perks which you can use in the game.
The perks act like special skills which can be extremely useful in you muffin collecting endeavor. The double jump skill is my favorite.
Tasteful Cartoonic Presentation
The game is packaged in a lovely childish artwork, much like a good old Tiny Toons show. Music as good as the visuals, and it goes well with the game.
You should also watch the opening movie. Hilarious.
I love the multiplayer function of the game. Via Gamecenter or via WiFi, two people can duke it out in a single stage to decide who can get more muffins. Fun!
Muffin Knight at a Glance
Pros: Fun visuals and music, fun game action, lots of hilarious characters
Cons: Could not find anything to complain about yet
The Point: This game is super fun but can get frustrating sometimes. Highly recommended.
Price: $0.99 (universal)
Download Link: Muffin Knight – Angry Mob Games