Herman The Hermit [Game]
Herman The Hermit has one of the most fun game descriptions I have seen for a game. The game describes him as a “crazy old hermit” that lives in the Himalayan mountain. Herman has developed ninja like abilities through meditation and training and you have to “Take control over this lunatic and jump from platform to platform in this endless, extremely addictive jumper game!”
The game is the classic “high score” based games. There isn’t any simple player mode or other fancy stuff in the game. You move Herman by swiping on the screen to move him from platform to platform. Its a nice system but I found it to be a bit inaccurate when jumping far distances. Nevertheless its acceptable and the game is alot of fun to play and VERY fast paced. I have to say, the character itself is likeable too, most mobile games do not pay alot of attention to the characters they portray but Herman has a nice feel about him as a a crazy old man living in the Himalayan mountains with a comical look and funny postures when standing on a ledge. And if you fall off a ledge, Herman re-appears, levitating in the air with the help of his handy staff rotating like a helicopter’s blade.
The graphics are amazing aswell with great animations and a bright colourful look throughout the game. Try collecting a power up that will speed you along the level like lightning (literally) or speed you off on the back of a large rocket or while wearing a jetpack and you’ll get to seem some really cool animations.
Overall its a fun game that you can compete with others through Open feint or at home and aim for the highest score possible. The game is quite addicting but the only thing that puts me off about it are the controls. Swipe based gestures work great for alot of games but the ones in this game are a bit inaccurate in my opinion. The game is available for $0.99 on the Android market.