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75

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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  • Summary: Tobe's Vertical Adventure is an indie, retro, platformer starring Tobe, the overly devoted gamer who's been forced on a treasure hunt by his materialistic crush, Nana.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 28, 2011
    80
    With its classic gameplay hook and charmingly nostalgic approach, Tobe's Vertical Adventure demonstrates once again how essential indie development is to today's interactive entertainment.
  2. Jul 25, 2011
    80
    This platformer packs undeniable retro charm and some clever gameplay to back it up.
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    73
    For $5, you could do worse than this brief-but-bewitching platformer. [Nov 2011, p.79]
  4. Jul 25, 2011
    65
    It's a short, cheap, and fun game, and the difficulty curve seems just right.
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  1. May 8, 2012
    6
    The charming Tobe's Vertical Adventure surfaces nostalgic memories of Spelunky, but suffers a common indie issue of thin content - forgettable level designs, simplistic monster design, uninspired and repeated cutscenes and repetitive music. The three game modes (coop, Tobe or Nana) serve as a gimmick since level designs do not differ. While controls can be unresponsive at times, the gameplay offers a satisfying - although simplistic and unoriginal - experience for platform lovers. The speedrun achievements offer a challenge to achievement hunters out there, even though they feel like needless and gimmicky padding. Expand