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Soar from planet to planet in the guise of a tiny jumping astronaut just trying to save up his screws
In Beyond Gravity you take control of a stranded astronaut who now has to collect screws and cogs to try and put his spaceship back together after a crash landing. To do so, you simply tap the screen and he launches himself into the dark void of space, hopefully landing on the next visible planet.
Of course, each of these planets has a gravity system of its own that pulls you towards them and relative safety. Once you’ve landed you wait for the planet to rotate into the correct position and tap again. If you misjudge your jump, you’ll be sent hurtling to an early grave, albeit one that has a ‘Play Again’ button.
Between each planet there’s a trail of screws that mark out a suggested trajectory. Aiming for this offers safe passage, but meteors soon appear and try to block your path. Avoiding these can be either a matter of timing, or utilizing a double jump. While a double jump can prove essential to survival it’s unpredictable where your astronaut will go.
Once you’ve earned enough screws you can upgrade your spaceship to give your astronaut new abilities. Thankfully there are no in-app purchases in Beyond Gravity and only your perseverance will see you getting enough screws for the upgrade. The prices are mighty high though so it will take some serious work vaulting through the universe to get enough.
Beyond Gravity is not overly difficult but it has enough variety to keep you playing. There’s a certain ‘just-one-more-try’ essence here that’s present in many other popular games like Angry Birds. There’s also something extremely satisfying about executing a perfect gravity-assisted jump between two planets that’s well worth the tiny fee.
Size: 60.0 MB
Platform: iOS Universal
- Easy to pick-up and play
- Can become quite addictive
- You need a lot of screws for upgrades
- Becomes repetitive if you play for too long at a time