The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2 preview
By now, everyone has heard of The Fancy Pants Adventure. If you haven't, it's only one of the most polished, whimsical and entertaining Flash-based platforming games released in the last few years. Creator Brad Borne has been hard at work on a sequel for some time. A demo was released earlier this year, teasing us rabid fans with new moves and stages in store for the next installment. But we can never get enough!
Just a few days ago Brad was kind enough to furnish us with the latest build of The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2. As soon as we stopped clapping our hands and salivating with glee, we dove right in. The game isn't 100% complete yet, but from what we played it's well worth the wait. Here's a little preview info to get you revved up for The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2!
The game begins innocently enough with a round of snail shell golf. After running and bouncing the little guy to the goal, the mayor of Squiggleville appears to give you your prize: an ice cream cone! That was great. Game over, right? Nah. Just when you're about to enjoy your tasty treat, a rabbit appears and snatches the cone from your hands. It's either give up now and go home, or jump after the rabbit and start the game. Which do you think we'll choose?
The overall layout of The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2 is essentially the same as before with the old familiar doors making a triumphant return. Geier Arnold's music is back as well and it's as catchy as ever. Of course it wouldn't be a Fancy Pants game without boatloads of hidden secrets, including Brad's fun little easter eggs stashed around every corner. Even though you'll want to blaze through the levels as fast as you can, stopping to smell the roses has its charm, too.
The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2 remains the same game at its core but features loads of tweaks, improvements and additions to make it even better than the original. For starters, Fancy Pants Man seems to move a bit quicker and his jumps are higher than before. Looks like somebody has been hitting the gym in-between games. Some of the new moves that were featured in the World 2 demo, such as hanging from ledges and grabbing onto wires, are back, and the wall jump power-up is now a default move.
Probably the most obvious improvement in the new game are the visuals. Everything jumps right off the screen with personality, even the backgrounds have fun little pictures that will make you smile. The animations are more detailed and the frame rate looks like its been given a boost, lending a much smoother look to the entire game.
Content-wise, expect even more worlds to explore than in the original. And what's this? What are those strange doors with names above them? Could it be, are there levels designed by other people just waiting to be played?
Nearly everything in The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2 has been tweaked and refined up a notch. Same great Fancy Pants flavor, only now with more punch. You can be sure we'll make a huge announcement when the final game is released. Until then, play the original The Fancy Pants Adventure game, the demo of World 2 that's been up for a while, you can even play a beta of World 2 that Brad has up at his site, Borne Games.
Lots of Fancy Pants available to get psyched for the imminent release, hopefully due out before Christmas!