I Have The Power: “He-Man” On The iPad 4 Review

Posted on Jan 26 2013 - 10:00am by Jason Delacey

I Have The Power: A Look At He-Man On The iPad

He-Man: The Most Powerful Game In The Universe - iPad

Ok I will admit I am not the biggest iPad gamer in the world, but this is one game that I played last year that I wanted to share with people out there.

He-Man: The Most Powerful Game In The Universe so far is the best game I have played on the iPad. Is part of this because I grew up in the 80’s when He-Man was at his peak? Well yes possibly. But this is also a very damn fine game in its own right.

From a presentational point of view the game is amazing. I love the cut scenes and if you do not smile when you see Skeltor with an iPad then you have no sense of humour. There is a fair bit of text in the game and it is all done in a humorous style which I think works very well. He-Man looks great as do all the cannon fodder enemies. And of course there are bosses such as Beast Man.

The game plays pretty well. You use a virtual joystick on the left side of the iPad to move He-Man and press on the right to attack. You can also jump as well and you can unlock other attacks. There are special attacks and other things like an axe that you can throw. Now I will say that the controls are not perfect. There were more than a few occasions in the game when I got hit by an enemy because of the games controls. But to make up for this the game is very generous with health hearts.

One really cool thing is that recently She-Ra was added to the game so you can now play through the game with her. And while the levels are the same the story is changed a little bit and she has a few different attacks than He-Man. I had just as much fun replaying the levels with her as I did playing them the first time around.

In all this is a great game. It’s not perfect and there were a few occasions that I wished I was using a controller. But for the most part this is the ultimate He-Man game. I would love to go back in time and show my five year old self who would be sitting in the back room playing He-Man on the Atari 2600 this game.

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Jason Delacey lives in the UK and loves vintage gaming and horror movies.

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