REVIEW: GO OLLIE! – Platforming fun on our beloved Linux!

Review by Goblin[RFD]

goollieThere has been quite alot of seriousness on my blog over the recent weeks, so I find myself reviewing another Linux platform game, this time by Tweeler.  I saw it originally mentioned on the Linux Game Tome, and decided to give it the Openbytes treatment, as I have always been a fan of 2d platformers since the days of the SNES.

Go Ollie! Doesnt disappoint, its gfx are rendered nicely.  The game moves very smoothly and presentation wise it is easy to see that alot of work has gone into it.

Control of your character is slightly different to your normal 2d platformer, you use the mouse to click where you want Ollie to move to (providing that he can actually move there in one click) sounds simple?  Well no, because there are all manner of nasty creatures about that will get in your way in your quest to collect the coins!

Its another game which is great for all ages, it is also extremely polished.  Id personally recommend it.

In related matters, it appears over on the Tome it was undecided if it was open source or not.  This issue has been resolved and it is infact Open Source.  The game was apparently written in Python, so thats a good advert for a language which really is gaining in popularity as one for both hobbyists and professionals alike.

Visit the official site to download!

80% – A great platformer that has a different way of presenting a popular genre!


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