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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Overdroy Puzzle Platform Review - Droy for Your Droid

The best game submitted for review in January 2014 is definitely this arcade puzzle platformer. Overdroy is beautifully designed and polished and offers tons of fun. If you like games like Super Mario, you should not miss Overdroy!

Overdroy Puzzle Platform was published just a few days ago by Roberto T. Fauri. The author created the whole game himself (exluding couple of sound effects). The graphics, music, gameplay. Quoting his own words, he always wanted to create a game and after many years he finally succeeded. And it's a good one!

The game visuals will catch your eye immediately. Short loading times, modern interface, big play button - tap and play. The game explains everything at the beginning. The pace is great. You are taken through few very easy levels in a couple of minutes just to get stuck in level 5 with the first real puzzle. How to activate that exit?

The main character moves like a robot on segway with all consequences of that. For example going faster means longer braking distance. If you fall down, level restarts. The controls are pretty simple (and also customizable), just left, right and jump. But thanks to smart bonuses, you can activate special modes such as flying or reverse gravity.

The game features cartoon look, well suited for the phone screen. Different stages have different settings with original graphics and nice parallax backgrounds. Overall it looks just great!

The platform puzzles get harder as you progress and they are just as difficult to keep you trying to solve them. The game reminded me of all the smart Nintendo 2D platformers. It has the same "one more try" effect.

The game also integrates with Google Play Game Services to provide leaderboards. It is supported by ads, but they can be removed by an in-app purchase.


Overdroy is a platformer worth playing. It has beautiful interface, cartoon graphics and it's fun to play. The levels are well balanced and offer hours of solid gameplay. And it's free!

Get it on Google Play.
Martin Varga is a Czech software developer who likes pygmy owls (hence Kulíš), running, ramen, travelling and living in foreign countries. He is also known as smartus or sm4 on the internet (read as smartass, but there are too many of them). He currently tries to make games in AndEngine like Mr. Dandelion's Adventures and hangs around a lot at the AndEngine forums.