Propel Man draws on the same love of parabolas as Angry Birds, although its fair to say it doesn't reach quite the same heights. Nonetheless it's still a decent game and should bring a smile to your face during the commute home.
Propel Man is also notable for being one of the first games for Windows Phone 8 developed using the Marmalade cross-platform gaming engine. Propel Man is a good example of a game that would not have been ported to Windows Phone without the support for native code and gaming middleware (engines) that was introduced in Windows Phone 8. Commenting on the porting process, Mohit Sureka, CEO of Spiel Studios, said:
"Windows Phone 8 platform will become a natural progression for all developers in the coming times who would like to see their games reach a wide and global audience. It was pretty easy to port the game using Marmalade and the support we received was very good. Since our code base is the same across all platforms it will be easier to update future releases at the same time."
Propel Man can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store. The game costs £0.79 / $0.99 / €0.79. No trial is available.