Lasers, explosions, moving platforms, treacherous steps, guns, acid pools, alien mind control, this game has it all. Transmorpher 2 is an awesome action puzzle platformer by FlashRush Games in which you control four aliens, each with special abilities. To move them, use your mouse or [arrow] keys, and switch between aliens with [1-4], collect fluorescent blobs and proceed to the end of the level. Simple enough, huh? Not really, when you have to morph mid-jump while being chased by angry balls of electricity and there's a laser beam underneath you and you may have left the iron on when you left the house this morning... Well, anyway, you see what I mean.
Transmorpher 2 is light years (yay, space reference!) ahead of its predecessor. To start with, the levels are vastly improved: they are much bigger, longer and more imaginative, so the game looks like anything but a generic physics puzzler. This in itself is a big change for the better, but it wouldn't be as good without a graphics upgrade. Transmorpher 2 delivers a smoother, more polished environments and a real sci-fi atmosphere, while still being fun and quirky. To top it off, the gameplay is so much more interesting – larger levels means more space for varied and challenging puzzles. The difficulty is set just below 'frustrating', so you'll probably have to replay a few stages until you get your timing right, but it isn't nearly hard enough to make you want to give up. High difficulty and fiddly mechanics can spoil a platformer, but in this case, everything seems to be calibrated just right. It's great to see such a successful sequel, one that doesn't deliver more of the same, but steps up its game and reaches its full potential.