Trace

Draw your way to safety in this unique platformer

If you're a fan of Little Big Planet then you're just going to love Trace, an iPhone game in which you literally design levels as you play. View full description

PROS

  • Innovative gameplay
  • More than 120 levels
  • Simple to control
  • Great fun

CONS

  • Limited range of character moves

Would you recommend this game?

Excellent
9

If you're a fan of Little Big Planet then you're just going to love Trace, an iPhone game in which you literally design levels as you play.

The aim of Trace is to get from one side of the screen to the other without falling off or getting hit by a moving object. This makes it sound like your run-of-the-mill platform game - but it isn't. That's because the platforms don't exist until you draw them by running your finger across the iPhone screen. You can draw as many lines as you need in order to help you get across, and there's also an Erase button so you can start again if you make a mistake.

The character is controlled by clicking the left or right arrow buttons to move from side-to-side and hitting the triangle button to jump. Unfortunately, these are the only maneuvers available to your little stickman as there are no weapons, power-ups or special moves to speak of.

Graphically, Trace looks like a series of kid's drawings, which in another game would be inexcusable but it's kind-of the whole point of this one. The trippy, plinky plonk music is great too and it won't take long before Trace starts to make you feel like you've eaten the wrong biscuits.

There are five different Worlds and more than 120 levels to complete in Trace, so you'll be immersed in this bizarre technicolor world for quite some time.

Trace is without doubt one of the most innovative and captivating games on the iPhone at the moment.

Changes

  • 2.2.1 Compatibility

— User reviews — about Trace

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Draw Your Way To Victory"

    Trace is a puzzle game that involves you to trace your way to victory. Just move your finger across the screen to help y... More.

    reviewed on August 8, 2010