WIMP: Who Stole My Pants? is an action platformer available for iOS devices and was developed by Flexile Studio. The game puts you in the role of a blob named Wimp as you travel various worlds chasing a thief in an extensive adventure to reclaim your underpants. The game is currently only for iOS devices, and can be purchased through the Apple Store.
GAME NAME: WIMP: Who Stole My Pants?
DEVELOPER(S): Flexile Studio
PUBLISHER(S): Flexile Studio
GENRE(S): Puzzle, Platformer
RELEASE DATE(S): September 28, 2012
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
WIMP: Who Stole My Pants? is a puzzle platformer that was released on September 28th and developed by Flexile Studios. The game will have you constantly trying to find ways to progress and obtain toilet paper. Yes, the concept sounds bizarre and rightfully so, it is odd, but the game is actually very enjoyable.
Your character, Wimp, is a green cube like creature whose goal is to find underpants and toilet paper along the way. You can choose to play in any of three worlds at the moment. The developer intends to release at least one more level in the future. The game plays very similar to Super Meat Boy (even the characters look somewhat familiar). Difficulty varies by level and world. Though the beginnings of each world is rather easy, levels do get progressively harder.
Throughout the game some puzzles will require you to switch between forms on the fly. For example, switching to red will give you the ability to freeze your jump in mid air. This allows you to alternate your direction either left, right, or up depending on what you click. Being red also gives you the ability to walk on and break certain types of ground. Being green, which is your basic form, will allow you to stick to surfaces and leap off of them.
Controls in WIMP are also semi-customizable as you can relocate buttons around the screen as you see fit. This can be done in the options menu along with several other features, such as toggling off sound effects or viewing credits.
Obstacles and enemies are pretty unique as you won’t be able to defeat each enemy or avoid each obstacle in the same way. In some instances you will get stuck and may need to restart the level, which isn’t a terrible thing since every level is fairly short once you get the hang of it. Also, using some obstacles to defeat enemies is especially fun because you’ll be able to push enemies into lava or spikes and sometimes just completely crush them. Boss battles are fun and challenging as well, partly because you will have to find unique ways to defeat them while dodging their attacks. This makes each boss fight unique since there are several ways to defeat each boss.
Graphics in WIMP are colorful and greatly detailed. The background’s depth is nicely done by using shading to differentiate between foreground, midground, and background. Character effects are also highly detailed as they change in a multitude of ways: Every jump and power ends in a different manner, and the chains’ swinging motions are very realistic.
WIMP: Who Stole My Pants? features arguably the best music and sound effects in any iOS game to date. Music for each world matches the environment and also adds to the goofiness of the game. The variety of sounds is excellent and your character will make several unique noises based upon various actions.
This title has a phenomenal soundtrack considering it is an iOS game. The sound effects are a nice touch as they give Wimp some character: He will grunt when he jumps and say “Ow!” as he hits a spike.
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WIMP: Who Stole My Pants? was an enjoyable challenge. I could run through some levels in a breeze, while others had me make several attempts. Quickly thinking of how you will beat an area before trying will save you a lot of time and unnecessary deaths. This doesn’t mean much since Wimp has infinite lives and once he dies he simply respawns at the most recent check point instead of at the beginning of the level.
This has become one of my favorite iOS games of all time (and I’ve played a substantial amount). The graphics are sharp with great detail. The background was also some of the best artwork I have ever seen in a mobile game. On a final note the music and sounds have to be addressed once again as they are some of the best I have ever heard and the lowered volume of the pause menu is a very nice touch. WIMP: Who Stole My Pants? is certainly worth checking out, and since it is free you really have nothing to lose.
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