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Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    With all the comparisons and nods to Super Mario Bros., mobile gamers might wonder if The Other Brothers is their platformer's Mario. I wouldn't go that far, but 3D Attack's long-awaited entry in the house that Mario built is charming, humorous, and most importantly, feels darn good in motion. Give it time to grow and I foresee it getting even better.
  2. Apr 4, 2013
    80
    The Other Brothers is a beautifully presented and highly unique platforming experience for the iOS platform, but without tighter controls the game goes from challenging to frustrating all too easily; thankfully it's also short, so you won't be entirely infuriated by the experience.
  3. Apr 4, 2013
    70
    A great concept partially foiled by really shoddy implementation.
  4. Apr 15, 2013
    60
    Despite the complaints, we continue to play The Other Brothers because it's still a decent game. There are a ton of collectible oil cans to track down, and the sheer size of its stages inspire us to continue adventuring, just to see everything the game has to offer.
  5. Apr 15, 2013
    60
    There's no game with quite such promise that gets squandered on something so frustrating to play like The Other Brothers.
  6. Apr 29, 2013
    56
    The Other Brothers easily attracts with its large level design and stylish pixels. However, the ride is short, and camera and enemy issues strip it of its fun.
  7. Apr 24, 2013
    55
    A great idea ruined by poor controls and a bad level design. The concept has been proven right many times before, but this time it needs extra polishing.
  8. Apr 12, 2013
    50
    The artwork goes some way to redeeming The Other Brothers; for all the detail to be found in the backgrounds and sprites, everything moves fluidly, but ultimately this is still a platforming game on the wrong platform.
  9. Apr 10, 2013
    50
    A potentially great platform completely spoiled by shameful controls and an ordinary level design.
  10. Apr 7, 2013
    50
    At $1.99, The Other Brothers will be worth a gander if they implement a fix to the control scheme. Until then, I would direct you to hunt for your platforming princess in another castle.
  11. Apr 4, 2013
    50
    A messy control system that you're constantly having to fight against means The Other Brothers is a pale imitation of the games it's trying to copy.
  12. Apr 4, 2013
    50
    The Other Brothers ($0.99, Universal) looks promising, but just doesn’t feel ready for primetime leaving a game that has more problems than highlights. Updates are planned, and we will reevaluate the game accordingly, but for now it seems the developers released a beta on the App Store that is worth skipping at the moment.
  13. Apr 10, 2013
    30
    The Other Brothers' control issues are bad enough to sink this platformer.

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