Fancy Pants Adventures Review – Simple but yet addictive

On April 15, 2012

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Fancy Pants Adventures Review – Simple but yet addictive

Our rating:

By: Chillingo Ltd

Version #: 1.02

Date Released: 2012-04-15

Developer: Brad Borne

Price: 0.99

User Rating:

I have always been a fan of stick figure games, and Fancy Pants Adventures does not fail to disappoint this fan. A popular animated flash game originally created by Brad Borne, it has now been ported to iOS devices for mobile users to enjoy on the go.

A simple 2D side scrolling platform game, the objective of Fancy Pants Adventures is to simply get to the other end of the level while decimating anything that stands in your way.

Controls are made extremely simple. Up, down, left, and right buttons call for movement controls and are very easy to master. In later stages, players gain access to weapons such as a pencil which can be wielded and used to attack enemies that show up everywhere.

The main drawing factor for Fancy Pants Adventures would be that the overly simplistic 2D graphics provides much needed respite from the games of today. Much of the games out there are 3D and highly intensive on the eyes, with distinctively sharp and realistic rendering of the game landscapes. Fancy Pants Adventures does away with all that, instead opting for a style that makes the animations look to be simple doodles. Of course, that would be because you are after all taking control of a stick figure.

For $0.99, Fancy Pants Adventures definitely gets my approval for that one dollar. This is one game you will find yourself instinctively starting while on the bus, or when waiting for a late friend to show up.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Easy. Controls are just 4, sometimes 5 buttons.

Who Is It For:Casual gamers or even hardcore gamers who want something refreshing

What I Like:I have a soft spot for stickman games.

What I Don't Like:Nothing

Final Statement:Who knew pencils could be so dangerous?

Read the Developer's Notes:
"Every last pixel of Fancy Pants feels as though it's dedicated to making its platforming as smooth and flawless as possible." — AppSpy, 5/5

"Mind Blowing" — AppCroc

"Fancy Pants is platforming at its finest" — Unbound Gamer, 95%

"a high speed adventure with a silky smooth design for one of the best platforming experiences on iOS." — Apple N Apps

"...there’ll never be a time when you feel that the game is either lacking in content or creativity." — iPhone Alley, 5/5

"Fancy Pants Man is fun, fast and oozing with personality." — no dpad

Join Fancy Pants Man in his first ever portable outing on the App Store as you help rescue his little sister, Cutie Pants, from the worst pirates ever.

Leap, slide, sprint and smash your way through some of the most unique levels to be found in gaming.

Fancy Pants Man will wield new weapons, take on new enemies and use a ton of new tricks and abilities on his way to rescuing his beloved sister.

Unique hand-drawn artwork and gorgeous, colorful visual style.

Collect the squiggles and stars spread throughout each stage and use them to unlock new awards, costumes and accessories.

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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