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Return To Earth for iOS

By Flipscript Co., LtdFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Return To Earth

  • From the makers of Puzzle Saga and Virus Vs. Virus comes the adorable new puzzle platformer Return to Earth!Our robot friend is traveling through...
  • Last updated on 4/3/2013
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

The quirky and cute robot genre has been around for decades. Since the 1980s, when movies featuring robots exploded, and even recently with Disney film "WALL-E" touting the insurmountable spirit of a trash-removing robot, they have captured the imagination of humans everywhere. Return to Earth harnesses that fascination and creates an intriguing, occasionally frustrating game full of challenges and rewards, all with a stubborn little robot at its core.

The concept of the game is simple. Get your robot home from another planet. Levels are set up very similarly to other iOS games. There are dozens of micro levels that take only 20 seconds to complete but usually require multiple attempts. In each level there are three gears that each award one star. If you collect all three gears, you get a perfect score for the level. However, you only need to snag one gear and reach the exit gate for the level to progress. Your robot can cling to any surface, and you must traverse the walls, ceilings, and floors of the ship you are in to reach the gate. There are some tricks, of course, such as falling from high ledges to flip gravity, but all things considered, it is very simple.

With the exception of a handful of frustrating design choices, such as the way you move your robot and the responsiveness in some levels, Return to Earth is a fun and ultimately unique puzzler that lasts a good, long time. Additional planets cost money after your initial install, but if you reach the end of the first planet and want more, it's quite likely worth it to go for the upgrade. If you are looking for the next fun, time-sucking game to play on the train or bus, this very well may be it.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
March 14, 2013
Latest update
April 3, 2013
Version
1.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
iOS
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Additional Requirements
Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
2
Downloads Last Week
1

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Developer's Description

From the makers of Puzzle Saga and Virus Vs. Virus comes the adorable new puzzle platformer Return to Earth!Our robot friend is traveling through...
From the makers of Puzzle Saga and Virus Vs. Virus comes the adorable new puzzle platformer Return to Earth!Our robot friend is traveling through the galaxy, visiting four different visually stunning worlds with just one goal in mind: to Return to Earth.Each level requires the player to guide the robot through increasingly complex levels filled with challenging obstacles to overcome. Return to Earth bends your minds with thoughtful gravity based gameplay. Gather all three sprockets to impress friends and strangers alike!Features of legend:- 20 free to play levels- 60 additional levels available as in-app purchase (Totally worth it!)- 4 worlds with handsome graphical flourishes to tantalize the eye- Lovable and stoical protagonist full of grit and determination- Music that puts the Black Eyed Peas to shame - Sound effects that would make Michael Winslow slowly nod in appreciation- 3-sprocket level scoring system for completionistsTwitter us up @FlipScriptGames