Mobile platformer Leo's Fortune heads to Xbox One and PC next week

One of the most beloved mobile platformers of the last few years has been Leo's Fortune from Swedish developer 1337 & Senri. The game charmed players on Windows and other mobile platforms with its humorously voiced aristocratic lead Leo, a unique visual style, and lots of fast and challenging platforming. Although a bit short, you could honestly say it's a console-quality game on the go.

What do you know? Console gamers will soon have their shot because publisher Tilting Point has just announced that Leo's Fortune will come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac next week. That's fast! The console and computer versions will feature 1080P graphics that bring Leo and his fortune to life like never before. Read on for gameplay impressions and new screenshots of Leo's Fortune!

Leo's Fortune

Search for the missing gold

Players control Leo, a Russian aristocrat whose fortune has been stolen by thieves unknown. Leo's Fortune comes to life during an amusing introduction sequence as well as several story segments between levels. After relating how his money went missing with a delightful voiceover, Leo sets out to collect every one of his lost gold coins.

Leo happens to be a puffball with a mustache – everybody's a puffball in this world. Our hero's narration during story scenes, exclamations during gameplay combine, and that bushy mustache all make him a surprisingly loveable character. The actual levels have a Donkey Kong Country-esque appearance, composed largely of 3D rendered objects turned into flat 2D environments and hazards. It looks quite fetching in motion.

Leo's Fortune

Leo has two primary abilities: jump and pound. The pound ability can help bounce Leo higher on individual objects and causes him to fall quickly if initiated during a leap. Leo can also puff himself up in the air, slowing his descent. And Leo runs really fast for a puffball. He can even run along walls and ceilings when he works up enough speed, much like Sonic the Hedgehog.

As Leo works to reach the end of each level, he'll collect numerous gold pieces dropped by the mysterious thief. He only needs to reach the end to move on to the next level, but perfecting a level takes a lot more work. Leo earns a star for collecting every gold piece, for not dying, and beating a target time. Those optional goals require a lot of practice! Earning enough stars will unlock fun bonus levels in each of the game's five acts.

Leo's Fortune

Polishing the fortune

It looks like the big-screen game will have exactly the same content as the mobile versions, just with native 1080P visuals. Achievements will certainly add some longevity as well; perfecting every level will not be easy!

Leo's Fortune comes Xbox One on Friday, September 11 and PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac on September 8. The console and computer versions will cost $6.99 – not a bad price for 24 levels of platforming goodness. If you'd rather not wait, you can always grab the mobile Windows versions right now.

Will any of you guys who played Leo's Fortune on mobile be picking up the new versions next week?

Leo's Fortune for Windows

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!

36 Comments
  • I'll certainly have a look.
  • Looks beautiful
  • It's a really fun game. The graphics are superbly well done for this genre, plus yeah, it's rather clever.
  • If Paul and Dan l Iike it, I may just have to get it. Should be around £5.
  • Wait, 512 MB RAM not supported? I swear I thought I bought this game when it launched. Let me check, will update in a minute after checking my transaction mails.   UPDATE: Sorry, my mistake. It never did support 512 MB RAM, and I just checked, I did not buy it, sorry for the confusion.
  • Yea it mentioned 512mb support initially...even i bought it... I had a L520 at that time..but the game crashed everytime i launched.. I complained the devs..and they apologised...& made it 1GB only within a week.
    I didn't claim a refund... My 520 died just a week after trying this on it..(maybe it was this app which destroyed its motherboard as i tried to force run it multiple times) Now i own a 640 and it works charm... The graphic quality on windows 8 version is a bit washed out though
  • Just curios , what phone do you use currently?
  • Lumia 640
  • Looks fun
  • I like the art style for this game. It's a real shame that the Xbox One games don't do too many try before you buy options these days. I guess i'll have to get a few opinions from Twitch.
  • What's the difference between the "PC version" and the one on Windows 10 Store?
  • It means steam version or..maybe the GOG version
  • Steam. And like the article says, the Steam version will have improved 1080P support rather than an upscaling solution.
  • Just 2-3 days back a developer named tiendat inc. leaked the full version for free on windows phone store...he leaked many premium games including monument valley, plague inc, gta san andreas, lara croft go, machinarium, plants vs zombies etc I reported ms and he is gone now!
    This is the biggest ever leak on wp store... If you check appshopper, those free copies are still listed on it...
  • 13 days* and yesterday Microsoft remove these apps :( but I install them ^=^
  • Not useful info for me
  • No need to comment then.
  • I love this game
  • Have this...its brilliant
  • This is one I was VERY interested in before but, I had a hard time playing $5 for a Windows Phone game that DID NOT have Xbox live on it. If it has Xbox on the Xbox one, I think I will grab it depending on price... It does look good.
  • The price is in the article. ~ ~
  • Paul, is Laura Croft Go any good?
  • Yes it is! Quite a pretty and clever puzzle game. We have an interview with the develop coming up this weekend (hopefully).
  • Awesome.  Keep us posted. Its got some amazing graphics.
     
  • This game is quite good and worth $5 ( WP price) without achievements / XBL integration also... Trust me you won't regret buying..checkout a gameplay on twitch/ youtube.
  • $5 for Windows Phone and PC version (universal app). Pretty good des!
  • I want LIMBO on WP...!! Best game ever played..challenged me a lot!! :)
  • This!
  • Nice! Amazing graphics..
  • Love this game. I watched Paul Acevedo play it and picked it up the next day. Most amazing game in a while.
  • This looks right up my alley. I love 2.5D platformers. I will give this a look when it releases for the X1.
  • Looks like a nice game on WP, but unfortunately they don't let you try before you buy...Not gonna buy something without knowing if it's worth the cash.
  • That's what reviews and impressions like the ones in this story are for. ~ ~
  • Fair enough, but (to me) it still isn't the same like having that little test drive for yourself...
  • Trust me. This game IS the exception to the try 'before you buy' rule.
  • Solid game. Bought when launched on 8.1. Wish it had cheevos...