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Armillo (Wii U)

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The Darkbots are in the process of conquering the universe and enslaving the inhabitants. Armillo's planet is also affected and so the armadillo hero proceeds to fight against his enemies and rescue his friends.

Armillo generally moves fast in the form of a ball and has a few special abilities which are usually used to break through certain walls or get rid of enemies. The levels are built as a labyrinth of narrow one-way corridors with some junctions. Of course they are feature a number of obstacles such as arrows which fling Armillo into a direction, slippery ice surfaces, endless pits or boss fights. Each level also has a parallel universe which is a accessed by finding teleport stations. Armillo can only survive a limited time in there and the gameplay adds basic switch puzzles.

The game's currency are orbs which are scattered around the levels and especially in the timed Dark Moon bonus stages at the end of each regular level. Those are used to purchase upgrades for Armillo, e.g. more health or an extended life span in the parallel universe / Dark Moon areas. His above mentioned special abilities are also purchased here which and allow access to additional areas when replaying levels. One example for an item which may be found this way are orb cubes (one per level): these unlock optional secret levels. Here Armillo gets a double-jump and the game becomes a traditional side-scrolling platformer with a time limit.

In addition to the standard input method, the game also supports the GamePad's motion controls: tilting it also tilts the surface on screen and causes Armillo to roll into the resulting direction.


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Gamegravy Jul 06, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Jul 04, 2014 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80 Jul 11, 2014 59 out of 100 59


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Patrick Bregger (221146) added Armillo (Wii U) on Sep 17, 2016