Penumbear iOS


Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Mar 8, 2013
    Penumbear is a phenomenal combination of platformer, puzzles and story. For those gamers looking for a seriously tough but fun time, you can’t do much better than this.
  2. Feb 28, 2013
    Penumbear takes the simple idea of 'walking on light' and runs wild with it, turning a solid platformer in to an absolute gem thanks to its beautiful atmosphere, brain-scratching puzzles, and dastardly challenges for those who need to go the extra mile.
  3. Feb 9, 2015
    There’s something special in this game: I don’t know if it’s the amazing level design, the idea of using shadows and lights like platforms and wall or the cuteness of the main character, but everything works, and works really well.
  4. Mar 7, 2013
    The world of Penumbear might not be one you'd want to explore on your own, dark as it is. Navigating a friendly little bear through, on the other hand? Well, that works quite well.
  5. Mar 17, 2013
    It might not be the best looking game around, but Penumbear offers 100 levels filled with clever puzzles and tight platforming action, all covered with a tough difficulty level.
  6. Hyper Magazine
    Apr 9, 2013
    You're getting a lot of content and some clever ideas for you money. [May 2013, p.82]
  7. Mar 9, 2013
    Featuring levels in the triple digits, creative puzzles, and a great light-darkness mechanic that dictates where you can and cannot go, Penumbear makes for a compelling offering.
  8. Mar 8, 2013
    Cute but incredibly difficult, Penumbear oozes brooding malice and will cause a great deal of frustration - but the unique gameplay is tight and appealing enough to keep you enthralled.
  9. Mar 2, 2013
    Penumbear is a great example of how platforming controls can be done right on iOS - and it's a lovely little puzzler to boot.
  10. Feb 28, 2013
    Penumbear is a shadowy puzzle-platformer that succeeds thanks to both the sheer amount of levels and the variety presented within them.

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User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 4, 2013
    If you love retro platforming/puzzle games and you own an Iphone or Ipad than there is no reason why you should not own Penumbear. There isIf you love retro platforming/puzzle games and you own an Iphone or Ipad than there is no reason why you should not own Penumbear. There is hours of fun and challenge to be had and tons of collectables that offer practically endless replay value. I am glad I picked this one up and I think you will be too! Full Review »