Fancy Pants Adventure
Posted by Kuang on Fri, 07 Aug 2009.
Intricate plots, deep characters, richly detailed gaming areas.. Fancy Pants adventure has absolutely none of these, and is all the better for it. You can choose between four different colours of pants though, so it's not all bad news.
Normally I'd try to sum up the plot at this point so that you'd understand the game world you're about to enter, but as previously mentioned there isn't one, so it'll have to go something like this: You're a funky stick man with extremely fancy, brightly coloured coloured pants and your purpose in life is to collect little bonus whirls, leap between platforms, squoosh nasty spiders and avoid the occasional projectile-lobbing fat mouse. That's it. You may even meet a very angry penguin that thinks it's a bull, but that's the exception rather than the rule.
Far from being as shallow as you might think, Fancy Pants Adventure is a fantastic little platformer with a simple yet sharp graphical style. Our hero has amazing skills in the areas of leaping, backflipping, roling, sliding, running up walls and spider squooshing, and the smoothess with which he can tear around the three levels on offer is a joy to watch. Occasionally you'll encounter doors in the trickiest to reach parts of the level and these will often yield goodies.. one of which comes with a special message from your creator, and a bit of a trap attached that you have to work hard to get out of.
The fun in Fancy Pants Adventure comes from how you choose to find your way around. You can simply take the fastest route for the exit, but you'll be missing out on a lot of the game and some quite devious platforming challenges. It's your call, but I'd say it's worth taking your time over. It's one of the nicest flash platformers I've ever played and I think you'll like it.
Don't go anywhere, we're not quite finished yet..
This game represents world one of Fancy Pants Adventure. Some time after this the author created world 2, which takes everything I wrote in the first paragraph and turns it upside down. You don't have to play world one first, but I recommend it as world 2 is tougher and you'll be glad of the practise. It's worth it though, as it's even more entertaining in every respect than the original. You can play world 2 by clicking here
When you catch that evil rabbit, give him a kicking from me…