Damn Daniel is a viral video that spread over the internet very fast. In the video, there was a teenage boy named Daniel, who walked around, showing off his new white Vans sneakers, looking cool. Friend that filmed him yelled at one point “Damn Daniel” and that was it, instant POP sensation. Fast forwarding a couple of weeks, Damn Daniel is now a highly addictive, yet challenging platform game which has taken its place among the top 10 downloaded iOS games. The game is developed by Josiah Jenkins, and the object of the game is to jump from one platform to another while collecting crystals and points on the way.
Damn Daniel Design – Simple but catchy
After the game loads, in the main menu with the big title of the game and Play button will appear. Above the Play button, there is a platform with the blue flag, your starting point, and bellow there are four additional buttons. The first button is used for muting or allowing sounds in the game.
The second button is a very useful option for removal of many annoying adds in the game. This service is charged 1.99$ but, trust us; it’s worth it. The third button is used for transferring your scores (which are remembered once you log into the game either via Facebook or e-mail) to another device. When you press the fourth button, the leaderboard will appear, and you can compare your score with best scores in the world.
Damn Daniel is a game built on some sort of pseudo-3D look, where the platforms appear 3-Dimensional but are pretty linear in fact. The design is nothing special, it looks like a cartoon a bit and is pleasant to the eye, with gray, yellow and green colors which pervade throughout the game. The game has nice graphics, but it doesn’t matter because the replay value is the stuff that that matters here, and it will hold the player stuck on the phone, playing for hours.
Once you fall from the platform, you will have several choices and buttons. Your current and best scores are shown above the Daniel. Above it, there are some the crystals that you’ve collected and bellow it there is an option to watch a short commercial after which you will be awarded 20 crystals.
In the top left corner, there is a Home button while in the top right corner there is a Leaderboard button. Beneath the animated Daniel, there are buttons to play again, share your scores and review the game in the Apple store. On the lowest part of the screen, an AdSence commercial will appear, and that can be quite annoying.
Damn Daniel Gameplay – The fun starts here
The most important aspect of this game is its simpleness so that everyone can understand and play it. Everyone can, but that doesn’t mean that everyone will be good at it because the game is somewhat hard. At first glance Damn Daniel looks like the Flappy Bird game but instead of flying, you jump around. The main antagonist, the boy Daniel, jumps from one platform to another, collecting the crystals. The tricky thing is that platforms (or blocks) are always moving, and it’s often hard to land on the platform. When you play the game for longer, you realize that blocks are always moving in the same pattern, and that is one of the most important elements to master to become an Damn Daniel leaderboard master.
When you fall from the platform, you will hear the famous shout “Damn, Daniel” on which the game is based. If you wish to be successful in the Damn Daniel game, you have to be very patient (don’t rush) and to think ahead. When you collect 100 crystals, you can unlock one of the cool new outfits for Daniel. The object is to collect them as many as possible and to have a higher score, of course.
Pros and Cons of the Game
The bad side of the game is a high number of ads in the free version of the game. Players from all over the world have expressed their dissatisfaction about this on different forums. Luckily, there is a way to ease this pain, and you can do this by putting your device in the Airplane mode, and play your favorite game.
Damn Daniel Useful info and verdict
You can freely download the game from the Apple’s App store, but if you want to enjoy the ad-free version, you must pay 1.99$. The game is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and iOS 7 or above is required to play. You don’t have to worry about your storage space because the game consumes only 9.4MB.
Damn Daniel is one of those games that are highly addictive (in a good way), and you will spend hours of playing and enjoying it.