Mar 16, 2015
Puller is a pretty unique game. Players take control of a little explorer with a natty little hard hat who must make his way out of an increasingly difficult series of â€œWellsâ€ which are large, mine shaft like holes full of danger. Tapping a button makes your intrepid explorer climb and another button allows him to sway left or right. Swaying is important, as each shaft is full of falling rocks, spitting enemies and other hazards that are best avoided, as well as ledges that need to be swung around. Of course swaying too much can cause your man to swing into other dangers.
Too many hits and he falls to his doom and you must restart the level. Each level is full of coins that entice the player to sway their way over to them, often leaving them wide open for a nice rock to the head or an unfriendly encounter with a spitting worm. Reaching the top of the hole more or less intact completes the level and awards 1-3 stars. Completing a level with minimal damage tends to award more stars as does collecting coins.
Puller is a good bit of fun. The game keeps adding new hazards and the gameplay is interesting and unique.
Coins can be spent on various upgrades, such as magnets to attract coins to you or gloves to climb faster. These can only be used once however. Of course coins can be bought with real cash but there is little need to.
Puller looks pretty nice. Its simple 2D graphics are incredibly detailed and itâ€™s very easy to see whatâ€™s happening. The game helpfully zooms in as you navigate hazards to aid you in seeing whatâ€™s going on and in general has a nice, warm look. The sound is well done as well there are plenty of sound cues to alert you of things like falling rocks and the sound effects get the job done. The music is relaxing and suits the game well too. The only bad part of the game is its horribly ugly app icon. Eep!
Puller is a good bit of fun and available for free. With fun gameplay, no nasty ads and good presentation Puller is worth playing.