Game

Someone should probably point out to Kribl the bug that he can in fact fly. But rather than take to the air, Kribl instead gets about the place by rolling about in boxes. His mission is to bring back the light to his kingdom, and so you’d think he’d stop mucking about.

But Kribl’s idiosyncrasies are your gain, because Beyond Ynth is a unique and brilliant platform game. Each box has a unique configuration, and the challenge is to use the platforms within to rotate each box so you can access the next, sometimes shifting and utilizing items (tumbleweeds, acorns, and so on) accordingly.

A grinning Kribl is safe from the cold inside his wooden box.

A grinning Kribl is safe from the cold inside his wooden box.

Matters are further complicated by hard-to-reach gems that can optionally be collected along the way. There are also deadly weather conditions to contend with in some levels – if Kribl spends too long in the freezing cold or searing heat, he rapidly becomes an ex-bug.

The huge map boasts 80 varied levels.

The huge map boasts 80 varied levels.

Price: $1.99/£1.49

Size: 40.0 MB

Version: 1.7

Platform: iOS Universal

Developer: FDG Entertainment

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Beyond Ynth Review: Unique, yet fiddly
For
  • Beautiful art style
  • Unique gameplay
Against
  • Later levels insanely tough
  • Can be a bit fiddly
4.3Overall Score