Run, jump, and squash bugs in Flyhunter Origins

Nobody likes flies. I mean, David Cronenberg's movie The Fly, sure. But real flies, we instinctively want to swat them. When you hit one, it's just so satisfying. Why not make a game about hunting those pesky flies then?

Flyhunter Origins is a 3D platformer from Steel Wool Games and Ripstone in which a team of alien flyhunters travels through space collecting valuable insects. Something goes wrong on their ship, letting loose a cargo of bugs on the unsuspecting earth. With cartoon-quality story sequences and plenty of bugs to squash, kids and platforming fans will want to give this paid game a look.

Official description:

Somewhere in Earth's orbit, while the heroic Flyhunters are deep in cryo sleep; The Frog's cargo of super-important, exotic insects from the latest hunt is mysteriously jettisoned into Space, crash-landing back on planet Earth! It seems that clumsy Janitor Zak is the only one around to save the day.Can this accidental hero swap his Sweeping Brush for a super-cool Fly Swatter and take on the role of daring Flyhunter? It's a good job Zak's is used to cleaning up – because he's in a huge mess! Hurry! Help this little dude complete his mission, before "The Investors" find out their expensive bugs are missing!

Zak the Flyhunter is actually a very small alien, so the flies, spiders, and other bugs he battles will frequently be just as large as him. Luckily, his flyswatter is more than capable of squishing them as he runs and jumps through each level. Simple touch controls (swipe left and right to walk, plus jump and flyswatter buttons) make exploration a snap.

Flyhunter Origins costs $2.99. If you're looking for a cheerful mobile platformer with strong production values, give it a try.

Paul Acevedo

Paul started writing about games in 2003 with his first strategy guide (Bomberman Land 2) for GameFAQs. He continued writing guides while earning his B.A. in Literature. When Windows Phone launched in late 2010, the Xbox integration lead our hero to jump on board the platform. He joined Windows Phone Central as Games Editor at the beginning of 2011, going on to review over 125 mobile Xbox titles over the years. He now leads Windows Central's Xbox One coverage, personally specializing in developer interviews, indie games, controllers and accessories, and Twitch broadcasts. Paul loves games on all platforms; he goes where the games are. Although very busy with console coverage, he sometimes contributes gaming articles to iMore and Android Central.