In a mobile gaming world dominated by birds mostly it is quite refreshing to see another species for the animal kingdom (and a cat nonetheless) to take the lead in a platform game. The Kitten or El Gatito from the Argentinian developers Game Ever Studio want to make you experience the epic journey of this cat that has to surpass various obstacles. The plot is simple but is enough to entertain us for hours to come? Keep on reading to find out.
In The Kitten you have to time the jumps (by tapping the screen) while the cat runs throughout the platforms and, as time goes by, it gains speed and getting harder and harder to coordinate everything. While running, you are able to catch 3 types of sardines (spines, normal and gold – each one equals a set of points). Also, and to endure certain types of obstacles such as sandstorms or wild beasts, you have access to power-ups that can give the cat super speed or even invincibility.
In order to balance the increase of difficulty, The Kitten has 3 lives (and unfortunately not 9) so you have some room for mistake but if you keep succeeding to overcome the various obstacles you can recover lives (by capturing special coins).
With these simple elements you have a running platformer where the main objective is to last as long as possible, collecting the maximum amount of points possible. Your total points classification is the sum of the points obtained in-game with the amount of meters that the cat was able to travel with your help, so go as far as you possibly can and you will be rewarded.
This game is as long as you are able to withstand the dangers that The Kitten has to face, taking as consideration the fact that, as mentioned before, the game will speed up in order to increase difficulty.
Battery and Performance
This game does not have a lot resources going on, so it is able to perform quite well with no lags whatsoever and it does not require a lot of battery usage.
Graphics and Sound
These are two factors that can show the age of the game since the graphics don’t have a high resolution and it does not use aspect ratio converters. The soundtrack is quite simple and boring with only one ongoing track that can annoy after a few minutes playing the game. It does alter a bit when the difficult increases it would be nicer to have a different set of tracks available.
The Kitten does not have any special currency and does not require any purchases for special content, but the massive amount of ads can be a bit of turn-off while playing the game.
Video of the Game
Although a nice and simple platformer, it is noticeable the (old) age of The Kitten with various elements out of date, mainly the low resolution graphics. However it is still a enjoyable game for a couple of hours specially for younger generations. If refurbished and revamped it can certainly be more interesting and would give a brand new and needed life to this cool cat.
Note: This game was tested/reviewed using a LG G3 device