Ringboy is a physics-based classic 2D platform game for touch screens and Ringbow devices. In Ringboy the player controls the character (”Ringboy”) with a Ringbow device, while the environment can be interacted with by touching the screen.
The goal of the player is to direct Ringboy through levels by moving him with the Ringbow device and manipulate the environment by touching objects, in order to help Ringboy reach the end of each level.
Albert has been successful in inviting Myra, the most popular girl in school, to the prom. This is to the dismay of Jock who has also had a long standing crush on Myra. Once Myra is crowned prom queen, Jock kidnaps her. It is then that headmaster Gordon gives Albert a magical ring and sends him on a perilous quest to save the prom queen and become her prom king.
How to Play
The directions on the ring button correspond to the directions of movement of Ringboy. Special actions can be performed by pressing the middle of the ring button. Touching Ringboy opens up an inventory which can be navigated by the directions of the ring.
Touching an element in the environment can produce an interaction. For example, touching a platform and sliding the finger can move that platform.
The main type of levels are puzzle-based with a light action element. Players must guide Ringboy to the end point by using both Ringbow and touch, figuring out the right path and interaction necessary.
Here are a few scenarios that are included in the game:
In Ringboy, players need to figure out the right order and location of moving the platforms so that Ringboy can get from the starting point to the goal.
Ringboy can be shrunk by squashing him under a platform. This way, Ringboy can move through narrow paths.
Some platforms move on their own and players can stop them moving by touching them. In some scenarios, stopping platforms from moving can clear a path for Ringboy or prevent him from falling or being crushed.
Turn a fan (with touch) to blow enemies off a ledge while using Ringbow to hold Ringboy in place withou falling.
Use the racquet to fling bombs towards a trampoline platform while rotating the platform in order to control the path of the bomb so that it blows up a crumbling platform.
Use magnets by moving platforms to which they are attached. Magnets can carry crates which can be useful in building a stairway.
Use a hook to latch onto platforms while moving them with touch, and collect pick-ups that are out of reach.
Laser beams are fatal to Ringboy and allow only platforms to pass through. In this scenario the player must stack the platforms under Ringboy by jumping and carrying the platforms to the middle.
Turn the fans in order while simultaneously controlling the hovering of Ringboy, trying to avoid the enemies flying around.
Some switches can be operated by Ringboy, whereas other switches can be operated by touch. In some scenarios it is necessary to operate two types of switches simultaneously in order to progress through a level.
Cart riding sequences are high paced since you can’t stop until you reach a station. They provide a challenge to both jump and duck by using Ringbow and move platforms out of the way.