Suzy Cube Review: One of the Best Mobile Platformers

Suzy Cube

The Basics

  • Name: Suzy Cube
  • Developer: Northernbytes
  • Genre: Platformer
  • Price: $3.99

The Details

  • Installed size: 162 mb
  • Best played in medium sessions
  • No bugs experienced
  • Playable Offline: Yes

What is Suzy Cube?

Suzy Cube is a 3D platformer from Northernbyte and Noodlecake Studio that takes players on a 40+ level journey through different environments as players jump from one platform to the next, stomp on enemies, and try to find every hidden star.

Suzy Cube’s touchscreen controls are simple, with one side of the screen acting as a virtual joystick and the other as the jump button. Control support is available for those that prefer using physical buttons and it has worked well with the controllers used to test the game.

The game’s stages will have players sliding down snowy slopes on one level and climbing a grassy mountain the next without sticking to any one theme for too long. As players go from stage to stage, the gameplay and camera angles can change quite drastically. While some stages will focus on quickly finishing a level, others might have a Zelda-like perspective as players jump past obstacles and solve puzzles in sandy ruins.

Suzy Cube Gameplay

Recommendation

Suzy Cube is a blast to play, and a must buy for anyone looking for a 3D platformer. Thanks to a lot of smart decisions by the game’s developer, the game’s action feels perfectly at home on touchscreen devices.

The biggest worry that those looking at the game will likely have is how well the game’s controls work. Gamers should rest easy, as the controls work about as well as one might hope. A virtual joystick will always be a virtual joystick, but Suzy Cube is easy to control with a high degree of precision. The lack of camera controls rarely impact the game, as the static angles let users see everything they need to while partially obscuring secret paths that less attentive users might miss out on.

As good as the game is, the environment often feels lifeless thanks to some flat textures and enemies that lack personality. The sound effects don’t help matters much as the sound of Suzy’s footsteps will drive many users to turn off the game’s audio.

As far as the actual gameplay goes, it’s smooth, varied and engaging. There are plenty of different stage themes from sandy ruins to grassy mountains for players to jump through and lots of different mechanics to master. Objects like trampolines, jump pads and activation squares that players can jump through are all intuitive enough to not require an explanation or tutorial.

Overall, Suzy Cube is a 3D platformer that’s definitely worth picking up. It’s not quite Mario, but it does offer a lot of fun, including a few challenging sections and the ability to try and speedrun each stage. While it is far from being one of the best looking (or sounding) titles on Android, tight gameplay and a bit of charm makes up for it. It’s a must buy for those looking for a platformer on the go, doubly so because players don’t have to worry about any ads or in app purchases ruining their experience. Suzy Cube is one of the best Android platformers.

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Pretty darn fun
Available on Google Play
Note: This review reflects the author’s views on the game at the time it was played. The state of the game may have changed since that time. Please note that installed size includes optional downloads where applicable.