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Everyone, meet Ozzy. Ozzy, meet everyone. Ozzy is your typical robot (almost looks like a long lost cousin of Andy/Bugdroid), just floating around and doing his robot thing. Unfortunately for him, whoever built him left off that whole "ability to jump" thing. In its place, they gave him the power to suck things into his head using some robot technology, then dump it out at will. It is this that powers the engine that is Ozzy's Odyssey.

Ozzy's Odyssey is a physics-based platformer that puts you in control of the aforementioned Ozzy. Your goal in each level is to reach the exit while collecting as many batteries as you can. Batteries are what contribute to your score, so without them, you're just a jumpless robot bouncing from level to level.

The physics come into play namely when you've sucked something into that noggin of yours. The first one you come across is a barrel or a coin. (Something brown.) There's a switch somewhere you need to activate, but of course, you're either too tall to fit in the passage or you can't jump. Simply drop the item, push it, and sweet physics will send it careening into the switch, opening your path.

Like all games, the challenges and levels start off simple then become more and more difficult as advance through the levels. A few levels in you're presented with deadly spikes on the ground, but seeing as you can't jump, you've got to come up with a more innovative way to not get impaled.

If you do happen to lose a level, you're treated to a sad but goofy animation of Ozzy's head popping off, then you're free to restart the level. As far as I can tell there's no limit on how many lives you have, so you're free to try and fail as many times as you want before you inevitably succeed.

Ozzy's Odyssey looks great on phones and tablets both, and while you might feel silly holding a tablet while playing this, it really shines on the larger screen. The graphics are simple, but everything looks good, colors are nice, and it's really just a great gameplay experience. Plus, it's on sale.

Ozzy's Odyssey is 99 cents in the Android Market. We've got download links after the break.

 
There are 6 comments

kstoutdog says:

slow day in news...

E_man says:

Because that's the only reason an android site would post an android app review?

Jonneh says:

Looks kind of interesting, I'll give it a try. Thanks for the review!

jonyah says:

My 4 year old can do this game with his eyes closed. It sounds far fetched, but I'm not making it up. He's played it enough to have every single level memorized (something he does with lots of games that amazes even me). Every once in a while, the game messes up and all you can see is your character in the middle of the screen. The rest of the screen is unseeable. He'll keep moving his guy around knowing the exact timing and direction to go every single second until he finishes the level.

Joshua Munoz says:

That's pretty insane, I'm not gonna lie. (The good kind, though.)

benben says:

This game is good fun. Thanks for the tip!
Also, it supports hardware keyboard controls, something that might be worth including in the review. It asked during start-up if I wanted to set up h/w keyboard controls on my Desire Z. Excellent! Definitely made this the most enjoyable platform game I've played on my phone :)