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They Need To Be Fed

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Old-school platformer with some new-school charm

They Need To Be Fed Review

by on March 25, 2011

With the morose title, odd graphics and skewed gameplay you wouldn’t expect They Need To Be Fed to be as fun to play as it is, but it’s a platformer that works beautifully.

You are in charge of a little black monster that traverses a 2D landscape in search of diamonds to eat. But that’s not your ultimate goal, as that would be too easy – your ultimate goal is to get eaten by an even bigger monster. And who says the drugs don’t work?

Essentially it is Mario diluted into bite-sized smartphone chunks, with a huge amount of the game played out in anti-gravity, so you can walk along the underside of platforms and stick to rotating blocks to achieve your diamond eating goal. There’s even some physics based stuff thrown in for extra measure.

The games controls are as you would expect from a touchscreen device. The left right and jump virtual keys sit at the bottom of the screen.

With seven worlds to explore and a heap of (fairly simple) secrets to unlock, They Need To Be Fed is a welcome old-style game that may be a touch short but for something that’s well under a pound, it’s well worth investigating.

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