Team Awesome Review

Team Awesome Review

Dec 10, 2012

Side-scrolling superheroes?


Team Awesome from is a delightful game that uses beautiful graphics and varying plotlines to frame a cool citywide adventure. The objective of the game was to move, get past barriers, rescue people, get rid of undesirables and any other level-specific tasks the game threw at me.

Back to the graphics: to borrow a word from the title of this game, visually, this game was awesome. Slick animations, changing perspectives and great looking backdrops all combined very well to create a feast for the eyes. Collisions came to life; knocking break-dancers over was never so much fun. Flying was rendered well artistically.

The gameplay was split into levels, and there were tasks for each level. Tasks involved whimsical stuff, like stopping car thieves or saving old ladies. The moving action was not your basic scrolling fare; as hinted at earlier, I could go airborne. Tapping the screen caused me to jump, and holding down made me flying.

What I really found exciting was the way the perspectives changed in-game. Calling this a side-scrolling game almost does it a disservice. It switched to rear-view and even top-down and the angles were great.

The tasks system was also very well done. I leveled up with points, and completing the tasks expedited the accumulation of points. Of key concern was my reservoir of Awesome, as this was where my power derived from. Running out of that caused my run to end, so I had to continually look for blue crystals for replenishment, while avoiding red ones, which were my kryptonite.

Coins were the in-game currency; I could use the coins I collected to buy goodies and power-ups to make the game easier, or, just use use real money.

Team Awesome is a game that is easy to get lost in while getting your superhero-on.

Team Awesome Review Rundown

Graphics/sounds - Beautiful graphics and matching sound.
Controls - Tap to fly and jump: everything else is running.
Gameplay - Levels, tasks, coins and more.
Replay Value - Variation in gameplay and environment plus coin bonuses will keep folks coming back.
Overall - Fun, colorful game with plenty of upside.

App available on the Google Play Store »

Tre Lawrence
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