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Jun
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Kiwanuka is a Lemmings-inspired physics puzzler that we've been looking out for on Android since we heard about it on iOS. Thanks to a partnership between original devs CMA MegaCorp and the developers at Jakyl, the game has finally made its way to our favorite platform, and it's awesome.

Basically, you play the guy or gal in charge of saving a crowd of Kiwanuka, using a magical staff that whips the humanoid critters into shape, arranging them in tall, swaying towers you can use to climb through low-poly geometric terrain. When you reach the goal in each level, you'll free another Kiwanuka.

In some ways, it's a lot like the classic game Lemmings - you've got a big group of beings who need to get to a specified point, and you have limited capabilities to make that happen. But Kiwanuka is more focused on physics, allowing for a somewhat faster, more dynamic experience.

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Besides its beautiful art style and incredibly simple yet compelling gameplay, the game has a great sound track, with sounds ranging from the peaceful strum of a sitar to more dubstep-inspired tunes. It also integrates with Play Games. At $1.99, Kiwanuka is definitely a game to check out.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Kyle Owens

    Achievements?

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Yes, it does hook into Play Games for achievements.

  • hyperbolic

    Holy shit!
    Lemmings on steroids!

  • Chris

    That trailer looks like it belongs on r/montageparodies.

  • http://cmamegacorp.com/ CMA MEGACORP

    Wow. Thanks for the great review. Makes us glad that we decided to bring it to Android.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      We love giving a shout out to awesome games!

    • Cardiothoracic Surgeon

      Thanks for bringing it!

    • Phantom

      Does it supports inmersive mode?

      • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

        Yes, the game plays in immersive mode.

  • Laurence

    So many good games coming out lately! I've added it my wishlist; I'll grab it as soon as I'm finished with Hitman Go and Monument Valley.

  • sequeezer

    is it really $2 in the US? cause it's 2.50€ in Germany...

    • http://blog.artesea.co.uk/ artesea

      VAT in the EU as that's where the devs are.

  • Evan Jenkins

    any chance this gets over to the amazon app store? I've got like 800 coins over there :D

    • IcerC

      I know! I have around 3500 that need spending!

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    I love lemmings, i love zomboy. BUY.

  • Derek B

    My ears are now bleeding, thank you.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Bleeding from delicious dubstep. That's the right kind of bleeding.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I can't stop screaming the word Ki-wa-nu-ka while running all over the house.

  • Harsha

    Okay all these comments making me crazy. I'm buying it right away and see what's the fuss is all about.

    And also the trailer was a good tempo.

  • Alberto

    How come $1.99 convert to 2.49 €?

    • mauric

      I sense a disturbance in the force.

    • 34e

      I never buy games that do that.

    • Phil

      Yep it is 2.99 in Australia despite our dollar being similar in value

  • overtook

    Instaant buy just because the use of a a tomboy song in the trailor!

  • BOb

    Ugh, the video made me NOT want to try this. Can I just get some straight-up gameplay instead of a bunch of half-retarded clips set to equally retarded music?