Review: Super Cat Bros

2016-11-19-05-54-16 Have you ever wanted to play Super Mario Brothers on your mobile device? Well, I can’t give you Mario (without an emulator) but I can give you Super Cat Bros (from FDG Entertainment)

 

An adorable side scroller with many functions like a Mario game (jumping, swimming, moving 2016-11-20-03-19-22platforms, avoiding monsters) plus a new mechanic to set it apart. You have to collect different kinds of cats, and each cat has it’s own ability. One can swim against strong currents. Another can jump father. Another can bash through walls. You have to switch the cats out in specific spots, which involves a little strategy as you get higher in levels.

2016-11-20-02-29-43The level design is much like the original Mario worlds. A grid over world that you slowly make your way through, finding keys and characters that open some paths.

It’s easy to pick up the mechanics of this game. I managed to make it through a couple dozen levels within the first day, and capture three of the cats. I haven’t beat it yet, but I did scroll across the game map and there are 50-100 levels across various terrains.

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Each of the levels has three coins to collect, some of which you won’t be able to collect until you get specific cats and go back to the previous level.

It’s a fantastic platformer, with new tricks and strategies as you go through the levels. While it’s reminiscent of the early Mario games it is not a copy. It has it’s own functions, mechanics,  and art style. It works well on mobile. There are a couple of tricky maneuvers, but after a couple of attempts I was able to get through them.

Over all a great little platformer available for download.

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