Leo’s Fortune Review (Xiaomi Mi Pad): Charming Platformer Puzzle With a Lovable Furry Blob (Video)
Leo’s Fortune was such a huge hit on iOS that its makers were basically forced to port it to Android. And then it came, becoming a bigger hit on this platform and we tested the game on the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet. The title is priced at $5 and it feels like a combo of Rayman and Badland.
It’s a platformer and at the same time it’s a casual game filled with puzzles. The graphics are very polished and you play as Leo, a funky mustachioed character with a Eastern European accent. Someone stole your gold and in order to get, you have to follow the trails he left behind. There are 24 levels available here and physics is a major part of the puzzles. The touch controls that are offered by default are not very intuitive, but you can switch to virtual buttons, that work just fine.
There’s a button to inflate Leo, also used to jump and once you inflate him you can push stuff up. There’s also a deflate/press down button, where Leo’s weight is used to press down on things. There’s also underwater gameplay, boxes to be moved around, little balls, spikes and a ton of traps to avoid. You can get 3 starts for each level played, one for the time of completion, the other for as few deaths as possible and a third one for getting all the coins.
These stars unlock bonus levels, like the one that has you going around in circles trying to score the best lapped time. The cutscenes in this game are cute and just like Rayman, you can make Leo float by keeping him inflated. Leo’s Fortune was created by 1337 and Senri and it’s based on momentum and weight puzzles. It may feel a bit hard at times, but luckily it doesn’t lead to frustration.
There are no in app purchases, so that’s good news. We give this very funky little game a 9.6 out of 10 and it’s very close to perfection honestly. You can download it here.