By Chris Morris,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Platformer exudes charm, but it's not incredibly original.
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Ease of Play
The game's controls aren't as precise as many players might like, making it sometimes difficult to control Leo and navigate him through the challenges and obstacles he faces. Completing the levels isn't necessarily hard, but getting three stars can be.
Violence & Scariness
Leo can die frequently on spiked objects, but no pain or suffering is shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know Leo's Fortune is a platform game featuring a cute, mustachioed ball of fuzz named Leopold. He's looking to recover his stolen riches, following a trail of gold through hazardous areas over 19 stages and five acts. The obstacles in those areas can be lethal -- and Leo will die from time to time -- but there's no blood. The game is also free of in-app purchase pitches.
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What’s It About?
Leo follows a set trail to recover his fortune, but the game relies on split-second timing to avoid sharp obstacles and to flip switches. Players move him left and right using their left hand at the bottom of the screen and inflate him like a balloon, letting him float in the air for a short period, by pressing up with their right finger on the right side of the screen.
Is It Any Good?
There's an undeniable charm about Leo's Fortune. (That's pretty much a sure thing when the protagonist is a ball of fluff with a mustache and a deep Russian accent.) And that charm carries it a long way. The gameplay, though, offers nothing particularly new. It's a basic platform game and a fairly unimaginative one, at that.
The controls can be frustrating and will give some players trouble (though some will have no issues with them). But the overall polish of the game will keep even frustrated players around longer than most titles are able to. From Leo's comments and detailed facial expressions to certain Sonic-like properties in the game, there's a lot to like. Aside from the hero, though, there's little to love.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the importance of standing up for yourself.
Families can also talk about loyalty -- and betrayal.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: May 8, 2014
- Category: Adventure Games
- Publisher: 1337 & Senri LLC
- Version: 1.0.2
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
- Last updated: August 16, 2016
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