Abduction 2 (application)

Gameplay
Much of the original Abduction! World Attack has been expanded and improved upon in this sequel–the larger world map, additional power-ups and platforms–as well as new features like music and sound effects, and fun new mini-games.

The core of Abduction’s gameplay remains true to its roots: it’s a platforming game where players must jump from point to point, using the phone’s tilt detection (accelerometer) to steer their character upwards. Abduction! 2 improves upon the original by giving players the option of playing through a more forgiving set of rules (you won’t always die instantly from falling off the screen), while keeping the “Classic” option available for those seeking the challenge of the original game.

Expanding on the original map featured in Abduction! World Attack, Abduction! 2 turns players loose across the entire world. Hop your way across each continent: visit snowy Greenland, the sand dunes of Egypt, or even the murky depths of the Ocean Floor–the world really is your playground.

Abduction 2 also integrates the OpenFeint scoring service add-on, letting players upload their scores to compete against other players from around the world. Jump your way to the top of the leaderboards, or try your hand at unlocking achievements like “Rocket Scientist” and “Fashion Guru” while playing through the game.

Shop ’til You…Drop?
As you play through new levels, you will be shown a difficulty rating based on a star system: start out with only one star for the easiest, beginner levels, then hone your jumping skills as you advance to the nail-biting five star difficulties! Completing each level awards you new ways to customize your Abduction! 2 experience: Medals are awarded for fast clear times, and may be cashed in to purchase exciting new game modes. However, if you choose to take the time to rescue all your animal friends, you may miss out on medals, but will unlock new accessories for your character.

Classic Mode
Return to the same classic gameplay of the original Abduction! World Attack. Jump upwards to reach the top platform of each level without falling–if you touch the bottom of the screen, you’ll have to start over. The difficulty of Classic mode is sure to appeal to players who enjoyed the original Abduction game, or are just looking for a new challenge.

Adventure Mode
Set out on an epic adventure across the world in search of your abducted friends. In this mode you can fall a short distance off the screen, but if you fall too far without a parachute, you will have to restart the level. Players are also awarded a medal for their efforts here–reach the top as quickly as possible to win bronze, silver, and gold medals, then use these to purchase items at the shop.

Kids Mode
Whether you’re too young to grasp the finer points of Abduction’s gameplay, or you are simply not the most accomplished platform gamer, Abduction! 2 has you covered. Hop into a Kids game mode to experience casual gaming at its best: no high scores, no falling, and a whole lot of fun.

Quick Game
This mode is actually a set of several different mini-games which may be unlocked through earning medals and spending them at the shop. As an additional feature, Quick Game modes allow you to upload your highscores automatically to the OpenFeint network so you can see how you stack up against other Abduction players around the world. Cash in your hard-earned medals from rescuing your friends to unlock exciting new modes like “Cow Pie” and “8-Bit.”

Abduction 2 has a rating of 4.5-stars in the Android Market. It has a 3-star rating in the Amazon Appstore. The developer notes in the Android Market that some have commented that the app is “too simple,” and asks for suggestions.