In case you’re wondering, no I did not accidentally hold down the F key too long. FFFFF2P is actually the name of this game and it’s by indie developers Elevate Entertainment. FFFFF2P is a retro platfomer that pokes fun at free-to-play games. Princess Pixel is being held by Ug, the evil ogre. You’ll have to save her by running, jumping, and close, close, close, close, close, close, and closing all the ads Ug hurls at you. If you get squished, it’s game over. Collect enough coins and pay off the ransom, and you win.
FFFFF2P is easy to get into, though it’s a very challenging game to play. It’s a single screen platformer with you at the bottom and the ogre Ug up top on a floating cloud. Ug drops blocks down at you, in the form of ads and it’s up to you to avoid them and possible squash those ads by jumping on them. The more ads you squash, the more coins you gain. It’s much harder than it sounds as you have a limited height you can jump and if you stack the blocks up to high, it’ll also end the round.
Like any free-to-play game. FFFFF2P has in-app purchases but you don’t have to use real money for them. You can if you want or you can just use the coins you gain while playing. What’s funny though is the amount needed to actually beat the game, which is at 1,000,000 coins! That’s a pretty insane amount considering you only get less than 50-100 per game played. There are other in-apps you can purchase though that will yield much higher coin totals when playing. I think these are mainly here just to make fun at how insane in-apps can be.
Graphically, the game is pretty simple and features 8-bit retro graphics. It works well for the game so there’s nothing really to complain about here. The sound is also pretty good and has that old-school feel to it.
FFFFF2P is basically a satire of how ridiculous F2P games can be. There are ads galore, but it’s part of the game and there are ridiculous in-app purchases included as well. The trick is to figure out how to defeat the in-app system and get everything using collected coins. Overall, it is a pretty cool game that is challenging and fun. This is one game where you actually don’t mind all the ads and in-apps.
App Store Link: FFFFF2P
Developer: Elevate Entertainment
In-App Purchases: Yes
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
FFFFF2P is a tongue-in-cheek, retro platformer with romance, baddies and free-ness.
Princess Pixel is being held captive by Ug, the evil ogre! Its up to YOU to rescue her and restore order to the world. This is not going to be easy. To save the Princess, you’ll have to run, jump, and close, close, close, close, close, close, and close the ads Ug hurls at you. Don’t get squashed!
Can you collect enough coins to ransom the Princess?
+ Visit the store and purchase items to help you on your quest!
+ Eat some candy to run faster and jump higher.
+ Upgrade your floating castle to really bring the money in.
+ The game is FREE, but the stakes are HIGH!
FFFFF2P is truly free to play but does offer in-app purchases of various kinds. The entire game can be played without a single purchase ( it just won’t be as much fun ). You can disable in-app purchases in your iOS system settings.
Let us know what you think! Problems? Questions? Get in touch! support@elevatefun
[Source: App Store]