Badland is a side scrolling, action, endless runner game that is free-to-play and includes in-app-purchases that range from $1.99 - $5.99 per item. The highest priced in-app-purchase being one that unlocks the full content of the game at a singular price.
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Pro Excellent variety in power-ups and puzzles
Power-ups that make the fuzzballs grow larger or smaller, clone themselves, get bouncy or sticky among others have to be used to get through a selection of great, creative puzzles. It keeps the gameplay fresh and varied throughout the experience.
Pro Amazing art-style and great soundrack
Badland uses a very unique art style in that it has a black silhouette based foreground that is in contrast of a beautiful colored background.
Pro Fun trial and error gameplay
It is only through trial and error that a player will figure out what is dangerous in a level and what all of the different powerups do. By forcing the player to try things over and over until success, the game exponentially elongates the amount of time spent playing. It also makes for an interesting way to learn the full mechanics.
Pro Easily try out the game for free
For players that do not purchase the in-app-purchase, to unlock the full title there are 40 free levels (of which after the first 10 there will be in game advertisements). For those that do pay for the full game unlock, there are 80 levels to play through, ad free.
Pro Includes immersive mode for Android 4.4+ devices
The developers have included full screen immersive mode in Badland on any Android device with 4.4+.
Pro Controller support
Badland features controller support for HID, MOGA and Nvidia Shield.
Pro Supports up to four player local multiplayer on same device or with controllers
Badland has built in support for up to four player local multiplayer using a single device (sharing the screen) or using up to four controllers.
Pro Full game content unlocked and advertisements removed through in app purchase
While being free to play with advertisements, Badlands full content can be unlocked and its advertisements removed with a singular in app purchase at the price of $5.99.
Con A lot of advertising if no purchases have been made in app
Often appears ad banners and videos that are really disruptive and time-killing!
Con No real strategy to the gameplay
Gameplay can be simplistic, asking for no real skill or strategy from the player.