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  • Summary: Penumbear awakens in a dark castle basement, completely alone aside from a small purple firefly to keep him company. Luckily this firefly has a special ability to turn lights off and on, and Penumbear has his own unique ability to walk on the lines where shadow and light meet!PENUMBEAR is aPenumbear awakens in a dark castle basement, completely alone aside from a small purple firefly to keep him company. Luckily this firefly has a special ability to turn lights off and on, and Penumbear has his own unique ability to walk on the lines where shadow and light meet!PENUMBEAR is a classic platformer with an emphasis on danger, exploration and puzzle solving. Each of the game’s 100 levels combine lights and blocks to create drastically different layouts for Penumbear to explore as he tries to find his way out of the dark castle.He’ll explore the castle’s basement with it’s shadowy creatures and tentacles, before traveling to the grimy and spiky dungeon, the vast cavern, up the fireplace and through the tower to reach his freedom. Along the way he’ll encounter increasingly vicious monsters, fiendish puzzles, and gigantic bosses determined to stop his progress.Hundreds of fellow bears are hidden through the castle and it’s up to Penumbear to save them all. Secrets are in every corner; secret levels, warp zones, special achievement bears and especially elusive Golden bears. Taking the time to fully explore the castle’s many levels will prove rewarding! Penumbear is an immersive experience that recalls the best of classic platformers while presenting something new and exciting for the genre. FEATURES: -Walk on lights and shadows-Over 100 levels to explore-Tons of secret to discover (Levels, bonus bear, new characters ...)-An entire castle with many trap to face of-Fight giant bosses during your trip-Game Center Achievements-Universal version Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    100
    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
    100
    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. Mar 7, 2013
    90
    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.
  4. Mar 2, 2013
    80
    Penumbear is a great example of how platforming controls can be done right on iOS - and it's a lovely little puzzler to boot.
  5. Mar 9, 2013
    80
    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.
  6. Mar 8, 2013
    80
    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.
  7. Feb 28, 2013
    70
    Penumbear is a quality puzzle platformer with a lot of content, and unsettling presentation. It never feels casual, and finding all the hidden stuff means you have to be prepared to have Penumbear impaled on spikes quite a lot. Not a game for the kiddies, but rather a game for those into darker games such as Limbo, Nihilumbra or Oscura.

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  1. Mar 4, 2013
    10
    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! Expand

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