Little Angel! is a challenging endless runner game where you help guide an angel fly as far as possible, avoiding a host of dangers along the way. The Windows Phone game features hand-drawn graphics and a collection of power-ups to help your angel fly a little further.
Little Angel! is also today's HERO App, which is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network. The program has changed slightly from last year and partners AdDuplex with AppDeals, TechRewards and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers.
Little Angel! takes a slightly minimalist approach to gaming with an uncomplicated main menu and simple gameplay. However, the minimalist appearance does not mean the Windows Phone game lacks challenge.
The primary menu for Little Angel! offers the customary options that include jumping into gameplay, view the online leaderboard, access the gaming options and view the about screen. Additionally, you can access a brief help screen and view other games from the developer from the primary menu.
Gaming options for Little Angel! include turning on or off vibrations, sound, animations, and score submission. The animations option is available should the game begin to run slowly on your Windows Phone, you can dial back the graphics quality. In playing Little Angel! on both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 550, I did not experience any lag times with the animations turned on.
When you are ready to jump into gameplay, you do have a secondary menu where you can choose the game's difficulty level and access the gaming store. As you play Little Angel! you collect stars that can be used in the gaming store to buy power-ups. These power-ups include items such as shields, wind and extra lives that can increase your angel's odds at survival.
There are two difficulty levels: easy and hard, though they should probably be hard and harder — the so-called easy mode is about as frustrating as we'd have expected hard to be. Hard is downright nasty. Neither is necessarily bad, but don't expect a cakewalk when you tap on the easy difficulty.
Gameplay has your angel flying from the left to right and to help it overcome gravity, you tap on the screen to maintain elevation. Tap and hold the screen and your angel will bounce off the top of the screen. You will need to find a tapping rhythm to maintain a stable flight path and to avoid any obstacles that come your way.
Dangers include killer bees flying by, spiders, thorny trees and more. You will also have door switches to activate and power-ups are activated by various screen gestures.
As with any endless runner game, the goal is to travel as far as possible and Little Angels! affords you three lives per game. You will also find stars scattered about the gaming screen that can be collected (for use in the gaming store) and your final score is based on your distance and collected stars.
Little Angel! is a challenging endless runner game and can be a tad frustrating until you develop a tapping pattern for stable or controllable flight. One nice feature of the game is that courses are randomized in the each time you play, you'll face a new pattern to tackle. It helps keep the game fresh and adds to the overall challenge of Little Angel!
Overall, the free, ad-supported Windows Phone game is an entertaining way to pass the time and worth trying.
AdDuplex HERO Promotion
AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex's HERO Apps program is designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.
The HERO Apps promotion partners AdDuplex with Windows Central, AppDeals and Microsoft TechRewards to provide additional benefits to the top apps every month. These benefits are spread across four packages and include:
- 100% exchange ratio on AdDuplex for 1 month
- $50-500 credits to run ad campaigns on AdDuplex
- @AdDuplex tweet about your app]
- Professional ad design (banner and/or interstitial)
- TechReward Points
- App quality review by the Windows Store
- Free feature campaign on AppDeals
- Review of your app on Windows Central
The rules to join the HERO Apps program remain the same. Every app that you start to cross-promote on the AdDuplex network will be able to apply for the program and receive one of the four benefit packages. You can find all the fine print and sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website.
Windows Central is proud to be partnering with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. As with our existing partnership with myAppFree Deals, this is yet another excellent opportunity to promote both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile platforms.