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The Amazing Bernard by Kumkwat Entertainment is arriving on iOS devices in the coming weeks and boy does it look beautiful. I’m a huge sucker for adventure/platform games such as Leo’s Adventure and can’t wait to put my hands on The Amazing Bernard.

The game appears to offer a unique blend of action and exploration as you’ll be overcoming obstacles, jumping on platforms and running around like there’s no tomorrow. You play as a cartoonish character named Bernie O’Tag but the game packs in even crazier characters to meet and many mysteries to be revealed.

We have a full preview ready for your reading pleasure further below.

Game overview

You’ll soar through the air, slide under obstacles like a falling spikeball, swing from a rope, harness the power of an angel and use special powers to control in-game objects as you navigate Bernie through the adventure of his lifetime.

“Within the world of Bernie O’Tag there are great challenges to be toppled, crazy characters to meet and many mysteries to be revealed,” teases the blurb. “What makes Bernie O’Tag amazing is in your hands now.”

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As mentioned before, Bernie can use his special powers to control the world around him, bringing another layer of puzzle-solving to the game. For example, you will need to tap into Bernie’s powers to create platforms to run on. In other cases, you will be dropping in springs to jump high and so forth.

Check out a teaser trailer below.

“You can power Bernie with the power of an angel, sparing him from a mistake with wings that will bring him gently to the ground after seemingly sure death,” said Kumquat.

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The game promises smooth animations and more than two dozen levels painstakingly hand-drawn in multiple layers of gorgeous 2D graphics backdrops.

T, unlockable characters, an Endless Runner mode for those looking to boost their score and unlock even more characters, a great soundtrack and more.

Key highlights

The following features have been confirmed thus far:

  • 3 chapters/30 levels: 30 levels to unravel the story of Bernie O’Tag, each with their own thrilling unique challenges.
  • Endless Runner mode: Take on several different runner environments with all your Bernie powers to top the leaderboard.
  • Unlock new characters: Earn and unlock several different characters to take on the endless runner challenge.
  • Gorgeous 2D graphics: Beautiful hand-drawn environments and animation help bring the story of Bernie O’Tag to life.
  • Epic soundstrack: A feast for the ears while you jump, slide and create as Bernie.

Additional features will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Availability

The Amazing Bernard has a vague release date of 2015, but developers have hinted on Twitter that the game will be hitting iOS and Android platforms sooner than later.

We’ll keep you update as more information becomes available.

Source: Kumkwat Entertainment

  • Michael

    reminds me of pitfall for some reason

  • Reminds me of Heli Attack!

  • Ryan

    Love the dev name.

  • Kumquat is a pretty cool name.

  • iPhoneWINS

    platforming with touch screen controls does not work

  • deepdvd

    Based on the preview, the characters look terrible compared to the backgrounds, and the movements are clunky. The gameplay looks weak. This isn’t much better than an endless runner.

  • reminds me of the art style of Rayman Jungle run for backgrounds and a little bit of Badland.

  • jp2002

    Parallax background art is good but character animation is terribly bad. Developer if you’re looking at this comment i suggest you take a look at spine esoteric.

    • kumkwat

      Still WIP, character animation will be getting plenty of polish before the release. We’ll be showing more features and gameplay soon.