Looking for a competitive swinging platformer, where you can challenge your
friends or throw down your high score on Facebook, has unlockables,
multiple levels each with a different set of challenges, endlessly fun,
and…more adorable than a gentleman monkey wearing a top hat? It’s time to
check out Monkey Swing then, both for Android and iOS.
Monkey Swing the game allows you to swing a free-flying chimp from platform
to platform using vines. The challenge of the game is timing. It all comes
down to that. The platforms grow progressively smaller, so the more
platforms you make it to, the harder it is to time when your monkey should
let go of the vine to land on the next platform. A simple enough concept,
but deceptively hard to do. Throw in additional obstacles that each level
provides, and getting past platform 15 or so takes quite a bit of skill.
The game is social, so you can give out your friends code to other buddies
of yours so they can view your scores and try to beat yours, or you can
connect your account with Facebook which allows all your Facebook friends
who are into Monkey Swing view your high scores, and vice versa.
There are also collectibles which come in the form of hats. Yes, that’s
right, monkey hats. From golden, spiky glowing hair reminiscent of
everyone’s favorite anime series, to knight helmets, to pirate hats, to
wearing a live cat on its head, these monkeys seem to have quite the sense
of fashion, and which shows up on the social Facebook scene, which makes
the vanity aspect of Monkey Swing meaningful and enjoyable.
The dev team is dedicated to pushing out new content too (like with the
Halloween themed free bonus level they’re releasing soon), and with each of
their download goalposts, they have some major features ready to implement,
which should provide additional depth and longevity to the game like few
other apps do.