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Spunk and Moxie: parkour fun with goo!

Kris Carlon (translation)
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Every now and then in the Google Play Store you can find games and apps from small independent development studios that turn out to be real gems. Chocolate Homunculus, a small development studio in San Francisco, has recently published the game Spunk and Moxie. Even though the game has been promoted through the Google Play Store, it is still not yet that well known.

With 1,000 – 5,000 downloads in the Play Store, and a review rating of 4.6 stars, this game is plenty of fun and deserves to be more well known, despite the 2USD price tag. Find out in the review the reasons why.

4 ★★★★

Rating

Tested version Latest version
1.09 1.4

Features & Use

Test device: Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Android version: 4.1.2

At the start of Spunk and Moxie you need to decide if you want to play as a green or pink character. Both figures are supposedly extremely strong mutated liquids created by an evil scientist. After you have given the character a name, the game can begin.

As a beginner, it is recommended at first to play the tutorial and adjust the difficulty to get the hang of the game. The controls are simple: to jump you tap on the screen and high jump from wall to wall, holding down your finger - that's it! The character moves by itself it and when it hits a hard object, it changes direction.

The aim of the game is to master a 2D parkour, which is structured differently in each level. So the game never gets boring, as you slowly gain powerups in the game which will give you additional skills. With nitroglycerin for example, you can break through crates to get into restricted areas and collect bonus points by collecting the glowing rectangles. The powerups appear either in the game itself or can be purchased with the collected in-game credits.

But beware: you only have a limited time! At the top a time bar gets smaller – if it becomes empty, you have to start from scratch. The timed aspect will keep your nerves tickling, especially if you have to find a key to open a gate!

The game sounds and soundtrack are based on old games, as is often the case with indie games, but the 8-bit sound atmosphere is really quite good!

The Bottom Line

Spunk and Moxie is a great arcade-style platformer game that holds a lot of variety, despite its initial simplicity. Anyone who loves the classic jump 'n' run genre, will want to look twice at this game!

Screen & Controls

The graphics of Spunk and Moxie are really nice to look at, even if it's not cutting-edge 3D animation. The handling is perfectly simple and dialed in just how you'd want it for a jump 'n run game.

Speed & Stability

Spunk and Moxie runs smoothly and without problems. The load times are fortunately also quite short.

Price/Performance Ratio

Spunk and Moxie is available for 2USD in the Google Play Store. For this price, you get a great fun and complex game with no advertising or in-app deals.

(originally by Christian Brüggemann)

Screenshots

Spunk and Moxie: parkour fun with goo! Spunk and Moxie: parkour fun with goo! Spunk and Moxie: parkour fun with goo! Spunk and Moxie: parkour fun with goo! Spunk and Moxie: parkour fun with goo!

Comparable Apps

No comparable apps are currently known to us. If you happen to know one, it would be great if you could get in touch with us.

Developer

Chocolate Homunculus

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