A simple but relatively challenging game for those who like to monkey around with platformers.
By Ned Jordan
Tango Chase is a platform game in which falling is actually the goal, albeit
in a controlled manner.' Tango is a little monkey whose ultimate goal is to
save his girlfriend from a masked villain but whose immediate goal always seems
to be to make it to the bottom of the game's vertically scrolling levels alive.'
At the beginning of each level the screen immediately begins to scroll downward
and you'll need to make sure that you stay on the screen.' Descend too
quickly and make it off of the bottom and you'll immediately fail the level.'
Let the top of the screen catch you and you'll lose a chunk of the points that
you've earned for the level so far.
You can maneuver Tango along platforms by tilting the phone left and right,
and when he reaches the end he'll drop down.' If there's a platform below,
he'll automatically grab on to it, but if not he'll fall off the bottom of the
screen.' You can also make Tango drop down immediately with a swipe of your
finger down the screen.' The goal is to reach the bottom safely, but to get
full credit for the level you'll need to pick up the three bananas that appear
in every level.' Other bonus items include gems which can boost your score
and coins which can be used to purchase power-ups or to turn off the in-game
At first the game is a relatively simple, but things ramp up quickly from
there.' Multiple paths and breakable platforms soon begin to appear in the
levels, as well as traps and dangers such as spikes and electric arcs.'
Stick with the game and you'll find plenty of challenge here.
Tango Chase is a simple game that provides a decent diversion when you need
to kill a couple of minutes.' It's not the kind of game that you'll find so
engrossing that you'll try to play through the whole thing in a sitting or two,
and once you've played through the levels they're not so compelling that you'll
want to return to them over and again in an attempt to improve your score.'
The game's available for free, so if you like simple platform games it's worth
your time to download it and give it a try.' If you find yourself liking
it, it won't take you too long to earn the coins that you need to eliminate the