Commander Pixman is in trouble. Or, rather, the aliens whose base he has just crash landed on are in trouble! Armed with a gun and a good pair of jumping boots, you have the honorable pleasure of escorting Commander Pixman through over 135 levels in this retro-inspired action arcade game, destroying aliens, evading traps, and making pixel-perfect jumps time and time again. And if you fail, you get to watch your flub a second time on instant replay!
Using the on-screen controls, move Andrew "Pixman" Blazkowicz through each small level, firing on aliens to clear the path, tripping and subsequently avoiding landmines, hopping across moving platforms, skirting around spikes, utilizing portals, and all sorts of other exciting things you would do on an alien world. The action is surprisingly intense, especially for a thick-pixeled retro world, but because it comes in such short bursts, you never get frustrated, no matter how many times you die and repeat a level. You even have the option of skipping trouble spots!
One Minute Game's challenging platform release is sort of an odd fit for the mobile market, as the game demands responsive, real-world controls for both precision and tense moments where you squeeze a gamepad. With virtual buttons, the experience isn't quite the same, and there's even a slight delay in movement you'll have to learn to adjust to. Still, for an action-heavy game on a mobile platform, Commander Pixman gets things just about right, and with the frequent updates and massive number of levels to complete, it's one game you won't get tired of anytime soon!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an HTC Incredible. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.