Don’t let the stone pillars, ever-moving platforms and coin-like pickups fool you. Droid Odyssey is much more than a port of Mario Brothers. This game (currently in beta/testing) offers a familiar platformer experience, but adds a series of increasingly difficult physics-based puzzles to solve.
Thankfully, the small (some would say cute) robot you’re guiding through each level of play is packing a tractor beam. You’ll employ it to place items in specific spots in order to move from level to level.
As things progress, you’ll notice a definite up-tick in difficulty, and will come to rely on your robot’s small booster pack to float rather than jump between obstacles and platforms.
Here’s hoping a full version comes online early in 2011 so we can enjoy additional levels, added features and improved level design.