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Review AE Kalpana-Incas lost city
Try to escape from a village of the ancient Inca
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 05 Dec 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Can be played without in-app purchases, neat animation, quality 3d graphics, interesting plot, interesting game play, convenient controls, ads are not confusing
In-app purchases, unremovable ads
AE Kalpana-Incas lost city is a wonderful third-person runner for Windows Phone built in the same spirit as Temple Run. The game takes place in an ancient Inca settlement. And its inhabitants, as it turns out, are not extinct but simply were cursed, because of which are in a coma for not the first thousand years. It seems that representatives of this ancient civilization indeed offended someone extremely. So extremely that they are up to this day guarded by an evil spirit not letting anyone get to the village and bring them out of coma.
Generally speaking, the evil spirit as well grew a little tired during the last millennium and became inattentive. The consequences were fast to come, and one day a treasure hunter managed to reach the village hiding terrific treasures. Like any normal person, he had already imagined how rich he would be, but the the evil spirit appeared and the main character had nothing left but to get going and take to his heels. That is the background of the game, but more interesting its gameplay precisely is.
GameplaySo, you will have to run a long distance through an endless maze and try to stay alive. We want to note right now that you will unlikely succeed, but yet you will be able to prolong the life of the main character. This game differs from its analogues in a huge variety of obstacles and the fact that you will run into them much more frequently than in the same Temple Run, for example.
Usually you overcome quite big distances between turns on straight sections, and the number of obstacles remain such that you still have time for a break. Here you will not be able to look away from the screen of your smartphone even for a moment. Having noticed a turn in front of the main character, you have to be ready as after it there will come the second and third or a whole string of obstacles that are overcome in different ways.
ControllingControlling in the game is performed by using gestures and an accelerometer, but very often you will have to combine motions. That is, you will have to cling to some side and at the same time to jump making your mentee slide on the back or turn at intersections. The gameplay of AE Kalpana-Incas lost city is so dynamic and complex that during testing of the game we could not manage to collect any string of coins in fill, if at our disposal there wasn't a bonus in the form of a magnet.
Features of gold collecting and its purposeCollecting coins is further complicated by the fact that their chains in most cases are not located exactly above the ground but in the form of a trajectory of a jump. That is, if the first coin of the chain are hovering right at the ground, the latter will be located at a height exceeding the height of the main character. At the same time, right behind a string of coins there will be necessarily located a timber, wall, precipice or some other obstacle. Despite a rather complicated extraction of gold, you will need to try to collect it to the maximum, because thanks to it you can buy bonuses in the in-game store to facilitate the game.
ResumeAlso, you shouldn't forget about mushrooms that allow you to continue the game from the place of death of the main character and thus to greatly increase your score. As for the graphics, they are performed superbly here. The appearance of locations which can easily be called three-dimensional, as well as the main character and all of his motions (animation) please the eye. As the accompanying sound, there are used very high-quality soundtracks in the game that perfectly fit into what is happening on the other side of the screen.