You know what makes a good game? I will tell you: interesting graphics that don’t have to be strictly all textured or 3D, good storyline and funky music. Well, Brad Borne obviously took these factors to a whole new level when he made a game he called Fancy Pants World 1.  This is a platform, adventure game that made me laugh (in a positive way!) as soon as I started playing it. No, even before I started the first level. Why? Well, give the main menu and the player controlled character a look once as soon as you start the game and you will see! You can play this game In this site.

The main menu basically consist of doors – ‘those’ doors that can lead to other levels, dimensions etc. It is very easy to choose a level or start a new game if you haven’t played this game before from here. After you start the game, you immediately found yourself in the black and white world, fighting with all kinds of creatures ready to take your health away, collecting some kind of spiral coins and regaining health back and progressing through the level. I won’t talk too much about the enemies’ brains because it is standard for all platformers: spiders (the first enemies you will encounter) roll back and forth and your job is to have them taste your feet.

Controlling your little stick man can be odd in the beginning, but you’ll get into it really fast. That is because the control pattern is really unusual: left, right arrows are for movements; S is for jumping, up arrow is for entering the doors and down arrow is for rolling.

Audio and Video Effects

If I ever find Geier Arnold, I will definitely congratulate him and hire him to compose an entire CD, regardless of the money, because this guy is genius. He put “simple” to a whole another level with his music. I really felt it and fell in love with the soundtrack. It left me speechless and really goes great with the whole game concept.

Fancy Pants World 1 Gameplay

The whole environment is just great to watch and feel. Levels are designed so nicely that you have the feeling like nothing is missing; it seems just perfect – simple and without pap (thank God for that!). The graphics are amazing and, as I said in the beginning, the animations are really smooth and full. You get all kinds of impression from the characters, depending on the situation they are in. For example, you can roll while holding down arrow or the jumps, which are different if you jump forward or backward (character does the flip back; it looks as it sounds – cool), or when it falls from a distance – it makes adequate noise and seems like it hurt itself.

Finally, I left the sweet stuff for the end. “Why is this game called ‘Fancy Pants World’”, you may ask. Well, that is because the main protagonist (in the form of a stick man) has, not only one of the best haircuts I have ever seen, but also color pants that shine so fancy. You can always change the color of it in the options menu; by default, the pants are yellow, but I prefer red, because it makes me feel fancier.