Badland: The most praised side-scroller game ever

Badland is a game that will keep you on your feet and toes at all times! At the base it is a side-scroller (like Flappy Birds or Mario) but, at the core, it is filled with action and adventure. The game was released in 2013 and since then, it gathered over 40 million fans from all over the world. Even more, it can be played on a wide range of platforms like PS 3, 4, and Vita, Xbox One, Wii, PC and OS X, and finally the most popular mobile platforms: Android, iOS, and Windows.


Right now, the game has over 10 million downloads on Android and a general score of 4.5. It is also a freemium version so absolutely anyone with a modern mobile device can play it.

The gameplay

Just like with Flappy Birds, your main purpose is to fly around a small, dark creature that resembles a fluffy bat. You will definitely fall in love with Clony (the creature’s name) as soon as you meet him (or her)!

Badland is divided by days (Day1, Day 2, Day 3, and more). You begin with Day 1 (logically) and, you will see that the day has 4 stages: dawn, noon, dusk, and night. As the day moves through these stages, you will see the things showing up in the background evolving into a wide variety of enemies that you have to dismantle or defeat using Clony’s amazing abilities.

As the game unfolds, the background becomes scarier and other types of machines show up in the forest that at first seemed innocent and magic. In the end, you will have to save a rabbit that was hanged by one of his legs.

The features we like

Badland is a game that mixes cute, fluffy creatures with the terrible challenges of an infested forest. Your cute fluffy bat will have to fend off creatures that seem similar to the ones you see in alien movies and you will have to be its main guidance in this dark, cold world.

Another cool feature is the local multiplayer mode that allows up to 4 players on the same device. The cool part is that you are allowed to apply the jungle rule: survival of the fittest. This way you can reveal your dark side and push your enemies in front of a moving, sharp blade. Of course, if you’re the pacifist kind, you can always cooperate with the other 3 players and beat the game with friendship.