Paper Monsters colourful, fun, detail-packed and addictive

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2D platform games are perennially popular, of course, with their simple controls and 'let's play again' addictive qualities. Paper Monsters is a brand new entrant into the field, at least new on Windows Phone, with gorgeously colourful graphics and animation, fun soundtrack and well structured gameplay. An immediate hit, I predict.

From the Store description:

Dive into the world of Paper Monsters and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard, and a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Paper Monsters takes all of the classic 2d platforming elements, combines them with cutting edge graphics and then packs it onto your Windows Phone.


  • Classic 2d sidescrolling gameplay with gorgeous 3d environments.
  • Original and adorable characters
  • Awesome original soundtrack - headphones recommended!
  • Fun under water and flying powerups.
  • Two control types: "floating" Joystick or classic touch pad
  • 28 Large Levels across 6 unique worlds 
  • Tons of secret areas!
  • High score dash mode for endless replay value!
  • Fun for all ages

Here's the game in action:

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There's a choice of controls, but they're simple enough for anyone of any age to get to grips with...

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Although a 2D platformer, everything's rendered in a 3D fashion and the colours, shading and details are all first class...

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Different levels, themes and looks, different terrain, different baddies....

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The pseudo-3D is used here to provide action 'in the background', then it all gets larger again when your character is teleported back to the foreground....

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The in-game currency is essentially for dressing up your character.... And no, there's no way that I can see to buy coins with real world currency, so you haven't got to worry about your kids hitting that 'by mistake'....

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Explaining the currency build up - the gameplay is nicely pitched after outings on other mobile platforms....

Terrific stuff at every turn and possibly the best gaming value in the Windows Phone Store right now. Grab it while you can.

You can buy Paper Monsters here in the Windows Phone Store for a mere 79p (in the UK), apparently '50% off for a limited time to celebrate our release on Windows Phone'...

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store