The popular cross-platform title Mini Dash has arrived on the Windows Phone Store. Much like Death Worm, developer PlayCreek has ported across another well-rated experience. It's no Xbox Live title, but what we're looking at here is a sweet little gem that's definitely worth checking out, folks. If you've come to Windows Phone from another platform you may already be all over this game, but if not do read on.
Accurately described as a "frenetic, fun, fast platformer that oozes quality," Mini Dash will keep your eyes glued to your Windows Phone when there's some time to kill. Just like Death Worm, PlayCreek has supplied yet another superb arcade game that's worthy of any Windows Phone owner's Games Hub. The aim of the game is to move the hero, dodging traps and avoiding enemies to reach the end of each level. Simple, right?
There's more to it than that though as there's an in-game shop full of upgrades and rewards (including new characters). You can either use in-app purchasing to get some more mushrooms, or simply collect them through the levels as you progress - the choice is yours. Coupled with the mushroom collecting are some missions that reward the player for completing certain tasks. An example being "walk 30,000 pixels." These are unlocked by playing Mini Dash, offering a reason to return.
The graphics are attractive and look great on the larger screens, though it's the gameplay that keeps the player wanting more. The humorous facial expressions fit in perfectly with the environment and overall feel to the game. As well as the selection of levels in the numerous worlds available, Mini Dash also touches on classic arcade games with a twist, including The Impossible Game. It's a welcomed twist that offers more than the base product.
Here's a quick look at what's on offer here since there's no free trial available:
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.