I’ve been getting some great app recommendations from friends and family lately. My dad recently suggested the Rocket Man app for tracking street cars and buses in Toronto, and not two days ago, one of my best friends recommended that I give the excellent platformer, Fancy Pants, a try. I thought that I had already […]
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Fancy Pants Brings Absurdly Good Platforming to iPhone and iPad

I’ve been getting some great app recommendations from friends and family lately. My dad recently suggested the Rocket Man app for tracking street cars and buses in Toronto, and not two days ago, one of my best friends recommended that I give the excellent platformer, Fancy Pants, a try.

I thought that I had already seen the best platformer that iOS had to offer when I wrote about League of Evil 2, with its smooth, responsive controls and stylish retro graphics, but Fancy pants strikes a very different (and, in my opinion, catchier) chord with its stick figure animation, faster pacing, and larger level design. The game just plays like butter.

Old-school gamers will probably be reminded of Sonic the Hedgehog, whereas those who are familiar with current generation platformers might think of Dustforce.

What I find really hard to get over, however, is Fancy Pants’ price. One dollar buys you the game for both the iPhone and the iPad, which seems like a ludicrous amount of value for this kind of high quality gameplay. Fancy Pants makes for a very easy impulse purchase, but for those of you who tend to err on the side of caution, there’s also a free Fancy Pants Lite, as well as two free playable flash games on the Fancy Pants website.

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