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Kurts Cruel Adventures
Support this game and you'll find out in the prequel why poor Kurt has lost all his teeth. ;-)

Life can be cruel. Imagine being one of the ugliest characters in the gaming world with only one tooth left in your mouth, and then, out of nowhere, you’ll get kicked out of your city as if it’s Potos in Secret of Mana. Yep, poor ol’ Kurt is having a bad day and you’re the only one who can help him. The question is: Do you want to do so? Read this review to find out if it’s all worth the trouble.

Kurts Cruel Adventures Gameplay

The definition of an uneasy smile

Love at Second Sight

If you read this paragraph, neither the featured image nor the first screenshot made you close your browser window. Congratulations! You’ve passed the superficiality test and ignored the biggest flaw of the game (but don’t worry, we’ll talk about it later). Now, we can talk about the good things first: And “Kurt’s Cruel Adventures” is the perfect example of why you should never judge a book by its cover.

It’s actually a jump and run game, that’s challenging (especially because of the uncommon, yet well-done controls), rich in variety (the different characteristics of those platforms are awesome) and has a spectacular level editor, that I’d have never expected in an indie game like this.

There’s absolutely more to it than meets the eye. And new players should definitely consider this before giving up on this game too early.

Eye candycer

Well it’s not particular difficult to point out the weakness of this game as it immediately leaps at your eye. Let’s say it clear and put it straight: “Kurt’s Cruel Adventures” looks horrible in every aspect. The fonts, the UI, the background graphics, it seems like every single graphic passed a certified ugliness test.

Okay, maybe a few sprites slipped through the test (like the sonic-like rings you see in the screenshot below), but you get an idea of what I’m trying to say here. Anyway, I don’t blame the developers for having a bad taste as I know that bad graphics are a well-known and common problem for indie devs. Why? Because unlike bigger gaming companies, (solo) developers aren’t backed up by a bunch of digital artists.

And if you’re willing to overlook this, you’ll discover a great mobile game behind.

Kurts Cruel Adventures Screenshot

The level editor works perfectly fine


What we love about “Kurt’s Cruel Adventures”
  • Challenging Levels
  • Great interaction
  • Terrific Level Editor


What we’d like to see in the next update
  • A nice logo! Well-chosen fonts!
  • Prettier characters and sprites
  • Better background graphics

The Verdict

At first sight, “Kurt’s Cruel Adventures” doesn’t look like a game that you want to download to your mobile device. But if you take a closer look, you’ll find a well-done Jump and Run Game with a fantastic level editor promising hours of fun. Don’t miss out the chance to enjoy this and download the game here.

All pictures are in-game screenshots.

Frederik Schrader
Fred is the founder and CEO of Daikon Media and has 7+ years experience in the online and gaming business.

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