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Wind-up Knight 2 first appeared in the Play Store last month, but it was geo-restricted to Canada to get the kinks worked out. Now it's ready for everyone else to take a look at. Just like the previous title, Wind-up Knight 2 is an action-platformer with style to spare. It offers in-app purchases, but does so in a pretty reasonable way.

The side-scrolling gameplay from the original has been tweaked a little with new combat and maneuvering mechanics, but it's still the same basic side-scrolling platformer. You have to avoid obstacles and take out enemies to reach the end of each level. Along the way you collect coins that are used to buy new gear. The graphics have been cleaned up a lot from the original with better textures and smoother lines as well.

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Wind-up Knight 2 includes a few levels for free, but you have to pay to unlock the rest. There is a 48 hour $3.99 special offer to unlock the full version when you first launch the game. After that it's a whopping $8.99. The full game purchase comes with some coins and armor too.

Ryan Whitwam
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  • SetiroN

    FINALLY

  • anon

    It remind me a lot of Swordigo, even the graphic. Not a bad thing, mind you.

    • blank

      Not same, cannot control direction, only jump & attack, Swordigo is better

    • blank

      Not same, cannot control direction, only jump & attack, Swordigo is better

  • mustbepbs

    So is it still "free to play" as long as you can 100% every level? Or did they get rid of that awesome feature?

    • yan

      I played 3 weeks ago and I only had access to 8 levels even after completing those levels at 100%. To unlock the rest I had to pay something like 14$ on a tablet. On a phone it's less than that.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Yeah now it seems you have to pay to play more than the free levels but on my tablet it's on sale at $3.99 for 48 hours then it goes to up to whatever the regular price is, $8.99 I think.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      So far it seems to be the same as the original in that regard.

    • เกรียนเทพ ดี อันลิมิเตด

      You will have to pay for the rest even if you completed 100% each level.

      • mustbepbs

        Laaaaaaaame.

  • BeetleBurger

    Think they got rid of it, which is too bad because I think that's largely the reason I enjoyed the first one so much. Luckily I had just enough Google Rewards cash to nab this for "free."

  • Quack-fu

    Is this the game where you can't control knight direction or movement ?
    Graphics is good but I really don't like on-rail platformer. You have less freedom.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      I actually like that aspect of the game but it would be cool if there was a version that allowed for more freedom than a side-scrolling platform game.

  • Quack-fu

    Is this the game where you can't control knight direction or movement ?
    Graphics is good but I really don't like on-rail platformer. You have less freedom.

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php Apple is a patent troll

    Can't wait for the hacks to remove those stupid in app purchases.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Enjoy the wait. :)

    • Whew

      Try freedom with it. It works with majority of games that offers in-app purchases

    • primalxconvoy

      I think this game isn't "Shamesoft" style iaps, where the whole system is out to get you. I think it's a free demo with a full game unlock.

      Am I right?

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