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And Yet It Moves

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
83
3.9
Macintosh
...
4.8
Linux
...
4.2
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Description

And Yet It Moves is a platform game with puzzle elements where the goal is simply to complete each of the levels. The twist is that next to regular movement (left, right, jumping), the player is also able to rotate the game world in instances of ninety degrees, both left and right. That way, the environment can be explored in different directions. Even though it becomes possible to complete a level without the movement keys, it is mainly used for puzzles. Players need to take out enemies by moving items from the environment, guide a shadow character that mirror the player's actions, or do complex sets of platform jumping including bouncing ledges and swings. By quickly rotating, the velocity can be increased to dazzling speeds, but when the character hits the ground too fast or from too high a distance, he will be killed.

After every section there is a checkpoint and there is an unlimited amount of tries per level. The graphical style is envisioned as a world of paper cut-outs, in regard to the player's character as well as every item in the environment. There are also different themes for the levels, including fire, jungle and rocks. The game is divided into three main acts and an epilogue. Next to the main game mode, the levels can be played in competition for the fastest times, with global high score leaderboards as well as ghosts of other players.

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And Yet It Moves Windows The disease will completely distort the environment.
And Yet It Moves Windows Dropping down isn't necessarily a problem in this game.
And Yet It Moves Windows The scenery is breathtaking.
And Yet It Moves Windows Level selection

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The Press Says

Gamer.nl Wii Sep 07, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Macworld Macintosh Feb 17, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamers.at Windows Apr 02, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Good Game Windows Apr 13, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Windows Apr 21, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 29, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 23, 2012 16 out of 20 80
Game Revolution Wii Sep 13, 2011 B 75
Metro.co.uk Wii Aug 27, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows May 04, 2009 64 out of 100 64

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Trivia

Title

And Yet It Moves refers to the Italian phrase E pur si muove, attributed to the Italian mathematician, physicist and philosopher Galileo Galilei. It is said he muttered the phrase after being forced to recant in 1633, before the Inquisition, his belief that the Earth moves around the Sun. More information about it can be found in the related links section.

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