Flip's Twisted World

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Flip's Twisted World
Flips Twisted World box cover.jpg
North American box art
Developer(s) Frozen North Productions
Publisher(s) Majesco Entertainment
Designer(s) Douglas Gregory
Composer(s) Tommy Tallarico
Platform(s) Wii
Release
  • NA: October 19, 2010
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single-player

Flip's Twisted World is a platforming video game published by Majesco Entertainment and developed by Frozen North Productions for the Wii. The game was released on October 19, 2010 to the USA market, but has been delayed in Canada.

Gameplay[edit]

Flip's Twisted World is a 3D puzzle platforming game in which the player is able to use the Wii Remote to rotate the angle of the world, creating new pathways, turning ceilings and walls into floors, and allowing the player to creatively move around on all available surfaces.[1]

Plot[edit]

The story of the game, follows the tale of a wizard's apprentice named Flip, who gets sucked into a distorted universe inside of a forbidden magic book. Flip, with the assistance of his cube companion Pivot, has to make his way through multiple worlds inside this universe and defeat a boss in each world to gain a Chapter Stone. Using the power of the Chapter Stones, Flip must defeat the evil, destructive mage Axel to save the universe and return home.[2][3]

Development[edit]

Flip's Twisted World has been in development by Canadian developer Frozen North Productions since their inception in 2006.

Anthony Head was the lead voice actor for Master Fulcrum[2] and the game also featured Toronto actress Emily Schooley as the voice of Flip.[4][5]

In September 2010, they previewed the game for local children at nearby St. Cyril's Elementary School.[6]

The game was originally scheduled for release in January 2010.[7][8]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 48.44%[9]
Metacritic 47[10]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 3.50 / 10[11]
IGN 4.0 / 10[12]
Nintendo Power 6.0 / 10[10]
Nintendo World Report 5.0 / 10[13]

Flip's Twisted World received generally negative reviews, gaining aggregate scores of 48.44% and 47 on GameRankings and Metacritic, respectively.

In previews, the game's control scheme was lauded by Joystiq.com as enticing, and they and several other reviewers compared the controls to Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy.[3][7][8] However, the article also said that the platforming does not show much promise and controls are lacking, and that the game felt very linear and lacks content. In the end, they referred to the game as a "poor man's Super Mario Galaxy".[7] An article at IGN noted that the rotating mechanics need more work, but admitted that the controls could become natural if fixed.[3]

Following its release, the game received a final score of 6.0/10 from Nintendo Power magazine, citing a "lack of polish and poor enemy design".[10]

Frozen North Productions[edit]

Frozen North Productions is a Canadian video game developer founded in 2006.[14] The studio is based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada,[15] though it began in Waterloo, Ontario in the University of Waterloo Accelerator Centre.[16]

Though Flip's Twisted World is only for the Wii, the studio is licensed to develop for all the major gaming consoles, as well as touch devices such as Microsoft Surface, TouchPCs, and the Apple hardware line.[citation needed]

The company is now closed down.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoon, Andrew (March 9, 2010). "Flip's Twisted World team spins a dev diary". Joystiq. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Gladney, Mitch (August 10, 2010). "Flip's Twisted World Developer Diary: The Story of Flip's Twisted World". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Buchanan, Levi (June 5, 2009). "E3 2009: Flip's Twisted World Hands-On.". IGN. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ IMDB listing
  5. ^ Allgames Credits Listing
  6. ^ ""Preview: Flip's Twisted World" - Jason.con.ca (website of Jason MacIsaac, Executive Editor of G4 series' Electric Playground)". 
  7. ^ a b c Hinkle, David (June 8, 2009). "Hands-on: Flip's Twisted World". Joystiq. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Fletcher, JC (May 26, 2009). "Flip's Twisted World: Majesco's new platformer has a twist". Joystiq. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Flip's Twisted World Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  10. ^ a b c "Flip's Twisted World Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  11. ^ Kollar, Phil (2010-11-11). "A Fine Idea Twisted In All The Wrong Ways - Flip - Nintendo Wii". Game Informer. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  12. ^ Thomas, Lucas M. (2010-11-11). "Flip's Twisted World Review". Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  13. ^ Buell, Grant (2010-12-05). "Flip's Twisted World Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  14. ^ "LinkedIn Company Profile". 
  15. ^ Mudhar, Raju (October 10, 2010). ""Toronto's Got Next Game" - Toronto Star". The Star. 
  16. ^ "University of Waterloo Daily Bulletin". 
  17. ^ "Third Rate Minion - Flip's Twisted World Review". 

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