Quantcast
PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Ms. Splosion Man  



PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad


11:40 AM on 03.22.2013
Ms. Splosion ManPAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad photo



Today I had a chance to meet up with Twisted Pixel developer Mike Wilford, and talk a bit about the new iOS port of Ms. Splosion Man, including some hands-on time with the game.

Mike started by stating that on current iPads, the port will run at a solid 60fps, which I was able to see first-hand (the iPhone 5 version will run a little slower, on par with 45-50 fps, I was told). All things considered, this version looks better than the XBLA original, which ran at a slower rate.

You'll be able to control the action through two virtual direction buttons -- left and right, as well as 'sploding (ie jumping) by tapping anywhere on the right hand side of the screen. Since the game is part rhythm oriented anyways, tapping in time with some of the trickier jumps felt pretty natural, and extremely fun on a touch screen.

I have to admit, it took me a few minutes to get my bearings together and play this rather taxing game on a touch screen, but after I was done learning the ropes, it felt great.

As is the case with most games these days, Mike informed me that the game would feature a microtransaction based system for people who wanted to use it. But he also stressed that every upgrade you buy can be purchased with in-game coins -- which you can earn pretty readily just by playing through the game -- and that you don't need upgrades to beat it.

If you haven't had a chance to play this gem of a franchise yet, iOS could be a great place to start, especially if you have an iPad. It's a wonderful puzzle platformer, and the transition to Apple's platform has gone pretty smoothly based on what I've seen! It'll launch very soon.

PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad photo
PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad photo
PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad photo
PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad photo
PAX: Ms. Splosion Man runs at 60fps on the iPad photo







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Ms. Splosion Man



2:00 AM on 08.02.2013
Ms. Splosion Man iOS is on sale, also drops an update

Twisted Pixel has announced that an update is live for Ms. Splosion Man on iOS, offering up cross-device save support, an improved in-game economy, an updated UI, and bug fixes. Additionally, the game will be on sale for $0.9...more



9:00 PM on 04.03.2013
Ms. Splosion Man jumps to Steam, Game for Windows, WP7

Accompanying the just-released iOS version of Ms. Splosion Man, the lighthearted platformer is also now available for Steam (Windows only), Games for Windows, and Windows Phone 7. The pricing on those first two ports is $9.9...more



3:00 PM on 04.02.2013
Review: Ms. Splosion Man (iOS)

Ms. Splosion Man is one of my favorite platformers to date. Like the original, it's charming, engaging challenging, and really put Twisted Pixel on the map for me. The mobile version translates most of the magic of the original to iOS in favor of serviceable touch controls, and a smoother graphical output. But it also shows the darker side of mobile gaming quite well.more



12:30 PM on 04.06.2012
Ms. Splosion Man headed to Steam, iOS, Windows Phone 7

Twisted Pixel has announced that Ms. Splosion Man is coming to additional platforms with a little help from developer friends Iron Galaxy, Fire Hose Games, and Panic Button. On PC (Games for Windows Live and Steam), you can ...more



3:30 PM on 02.13.2012
Ms. Splosion Man gets another challenge level tomorrow

Twisted Pixel Games' third challenge for Ms. Splosion Man will run from February 14 - 27. Better fit this one into your Valentine's Day schedule. If you're not familiar, these challenges bring new, free levels that are access...more



7:00 PM on 09.01.2011
Fruit F*cker spotted in second Ms. Splosion Man challenge

Starting now until September 11, you can partake in Ms. Splosion Man's second TMS (Title Managed Storage) challenge. As was the case for the first in-game challenge, which featured our very own Mr. Destructoid, real-world pri...more



5:45 PM on 07.19.2011
Ms. Splosion Man soundtrack free to download now

When Ms. Splosion Man launched last week, Twisted Pixel emailed press and was like "We updated the official website, and it's all new." But at the time, it was a lie: nothing was updated when we had received that email. Well,...more



9:50 AM on 07.13.2011
Free challenge updates coming to Ms. Splosion Man

Twisted Pixel's Ms. Splosion Man is out today, and outside of it being really pink and all of the buttons doing the same s**t, I thought it was pretty good. On this joyous release day, the developer is revealing that it will...more



5:00 PM on 07.11.2011
Review: Ms. Splosion Man

Twisted Pixel's Ms. Splosion Man is like 'Splosion Man, but with more pink -- and the lead character wears a bow in her hair. Wait, she doesn't have hair... how does that bow stay in? Why doesn't it just burn up? This game makes no sense. Score: 2 out of 10 -- Lacks realism; too pink; every button does, like, basically the same thingJust kidding. The game's pretty awesome. No duh, right?more




reviews

11:00 AM on 11.19.2014
Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was everything I hoped it would be. It rekindled my love for the franchise after my group of friends and I lost interest due to Brawl, and I'm playing online more often than I would with most fig...more



10:00 AM on 11.18.2014
Review: LittleBigPlanet 3

Back in 2008, LittleBigPlanet was a staple in the Carter household for a good year. It was tough to put down as we earned a full 100% completion rate, and creating levels for each other was a joy. Floaty physics hate be ...more



8:10 AM on 11.18.2014
Review: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

For a franchise that’s continually berated for remaining the same over the years, Pokémon is wildly successful, having pushed forward on its own, full speed ahead. It hasn’t needed to change much to sweep t...more



View all reviews






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more