You know me, I always get excited when there’s a new Nitrome game out. And Spike City is every bit a Nitrome game. I mean, obviously, since it’s from Nitrome.
It’s a deconstructed platformer with simple controls and a core central idea that’s a little bit more interesting than your regular App Store addition.
There are a couple of niggles here, but for the most part it’s another fine example of Nitrome getting things just about right.
The game is all about controlling a spike headed critter. You need to jump through a series of levels, swiping and sliding to avoid all of the obstacles it throws in your way.
Like a lot of other Nitrome games, when you’re moving you can’t stop. You’ll hit a wall, and most of the time you can keep your finger held down in order to stick into the bricks.