Continuity 2: The Continuation

Continuity 2: The Continuation

Jun 11, 2012

Continuity 2: The Continuation is something of an ironic title for some people, those that may not be aware of the original Flash title. However, new players need not worry, as this innovative platformer is playable without prior knowledge of the Flash game.

The heart of the game is a puzzle platformer, where players must try to collect a red key to open up the exit, while trying to collect all the coins in the level and complete it in under a certain time. The twist comes from the fact that the levels are comprised of sliding pieces that must be constantly rearranged in order for the player to actually get through the level! Complicating things is the fact that the player can only move between two edges if they are identical. The game loves to throw in little platforms that will make an edge different from another piece.

The controls are very well done for a touch screen platformer, just requiring two thumbs to play. Holding down on either side of the screen runs in that direction, swiping upward jumps, and double-tapping zooms out to let the player rearrange the level. Thought is required while playing, and discovering the quickest solution to the game’s 48 levels becomes a fun challenge. It really is a puzzle platformer, and while the platforming can be a challenge, it’s the smaller part of the equation where figuring out the levels is key. Performing well at the platforming is necessary for speed runs, though. Tablet owners will be glad to know that the game is optimized for large screen devices.

The only reason to possibly not recommend Continuity 2: The Continuation might be if one hates sliding puzzles, because they are the crux of this game. The platforming is fairly basic, though there are some clever sections, like one where pieces must be switched out above the player so they can jump without hitting spikes. The graphics are extremely basic as well, though this appears to be something of a stylistic choice.

Continuity 2: The Continuation is an inegenious platformer for those who want something different, something that will give those brain muscles a workout along with some platforming skill.