Grimm is a new iPhone game from ROBOX studios (creators of Adult Swim’s Orphan Feast) featuring a dark themed pram that must be routed through a series of obstacles filled with freakishly original black & white artwork. Grimm’s dark sceneries are somewhat reminicent of LIMBO on XBOX. So what’s with the stroller you ask? It seems a mother has accidentally abandoned her stroller on a train platform. Out comes Mr Grimm and he follows the squeaky baby carriage, haunting him along the way. You have to go forth and survive Mr Grimm’s evil attempts of wiping out your baby. Stages are padded with notes and instructions in form of poetry.
Gameplay involves physics controls (tilting right/left) for movement along the platform, and two buttons, one for jumping, and another for braking. Your pram contains a baby that you can throw at obstacles along the way. Yes that’s pretty weird having to throw a baby, but that’s part of the Grimm game. But you can’t leave the child behind. He has to stay in your pram as you move forward, so you go and pick him up after a while and he gets back into the carriage. Other cool physics based tricks are elevators that require you to jump up in order for them to go up, and obstacles that you can push around to create ramps for you to jump over. Keep in mind that there is also a time limit per stage.
Grimm has a total of 10 worlds and 8 mini-levels, all filled with morbid characters and objects for you to kill. You get 3 lives per game. Picking up baby bottles along the way restores one life. There is an entertaining introduction stage to get you warmed up. The only recommendation would be to have an options menu where you can control the speed of the game, as it can feel a little slow at times.
Overall, Grimm is an exceptionally well made game with a hint of dark humor and original content. Grimm dares to go in a new direction with physics based platformers, and comes out with a winner. Super addictive and engaging game that’s worth every penny.
Here is a video demo of the Grimm app on the iPhone
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So fun, I’m already addicted. The look of the graphics is charming, and the storyline is equal parts dark and sweet. Well worth the download …Posted on January 6th, 2011 at 11:22 am by Addicted
Loving this game. Original and so much fun. The quirky humor is charming and witty and the artwork is truly amazing. I find it challenging to play, but rewarding when I figure out the keys to each level. Great job, Robox Studios!Posted on January 6th, 2011 at 12:52 pm by Grimm-a-phile
I love this game, but how the hell to you pass the level with the cannon? Level 10, Mr. Grimm’s Wild Ride 1? Its driving me crazy. Thanks for any help!Posted on January 19th, 2011 at 10:19 am by Angie
“I love this game, but how the hell to you pass the level with the cannon? Level 10, Mr. Grimm’s Wild Ride 1? Its driving me crazy. Thanks for any help”
I think this is impossible to pass this level 10 I am stop on the same problem. I think this is foulty game. Ei any one know what is the really problemPosted on January 28th, 2011 at 10:49 am by ruby
Hey guys, I think I know where you’re stuck!
You need to launch the baby into the cannon, then, once he’s in, use your finger on the cannon the same way you would on the carriage. Drag your finger down to fire the cannon.
The baby should shoot up to the platform.
Let me know if this helps!Posted on January 30th, 2011 at 5:49 pm by David
You put the baby in the cannon. Drag your finger along the canon to aim the baby, like you normally do from the perambulator. (this drove me crazy and i wrote the app company for help) have fun!Posted on January 30th, 2011 at 6:08 pm by Elisabeth
Thanks soooooo much to you David and Elisabeth !!!! I done it!! Thanks again for help xxxxxxxPosted on February 1st, 2011 at 2:32 pm by Ruby
Anybody know how to get passed the water peril 2 level? The baby is in the cage hanging above the shark — but I can’t get passed that point.
ThanksPosted on February 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 am by Mel
Ok, so once the baby is in the cage, and the shark is guarding him, pick up the coconut near the tree a little ways away and through it in the empty net. don’t fall in the net, you will die. fill the net with coconuts until it drops down to where the baby is and the baby will rise back up away from the shark. now hit the cage with a coconut and bang, baby is back in the carriage!Posted on February 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 am by Angie
I’ve been able to get to the end of the game, and I love it, but the last part with all the drunk guys on the fares wheel is impossible. Ive been able to kill all of them and been able to hit the cage that the baby is in once, spinning the wheel but unable to hit it again. Is that how you win the game, by hitting the cage twice while the wheel is spinning fast?Posted on February 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 am by Trishy
Hi Trishy. David from ROBOX Studios here.
What you need to do is find the Ferris Wheel’s weak spot… perhaps the round plate in the center? 🙂 Maybe if you were to hit that a few times with a cannonball, something would happen to the Ferris Wheel…
Thanks and glad you’re enjoying the game!Posted on February 3rd, 2011 at 4:52 pm by David
I finished!!!!!!!Posted on February 4th, 2011 at 5:37 am by Ruby
You must put the cannonball inside the metal, drag your finger along the canon And don’t let go till your finger will be on the centrum of the wheel, hit like that 3 times.
I am having trouble getting past False Mother in Faerie Kingdom 3, the part where it says she has learned the trick. I shook until a bubble came up and got the head, now what?Posted on February 6th, 2011 at 2:10 pm by Miranda
@Miranda:Posted on February 7th, 2011 at 11:55 pm by Kindra
To get passed the Fairy Mother, take the bust and hit the picture of her above the fire place a few times and that should do it!
What a wonderful game! Being a toddler mom I kind of put my own boy in the baby’s position – but I do not think I would catapult him out of his pram anytime soon!
I am however completely stuck on Fairy kingdom 3 – the second bubble through the stone, rising above the wind grass. The bubble pops just before I am out – and then I am stuck and cannot get out of the stone in anyway. Do I miss something obvious here?Posted on February 9th, 2011 at 7:16 am by Redbit
@redbit — I was stuck here for a little while too….the trick is to tilt the phone so it comes up on the ar right hand side. On the left – the bubble pops on the roots in the corner.Posted on February 9th, 2011 at 8:22 am by Mel
HELP!! I got the whole Cannon concept and have launched the baby to lower the platform. Now, I’m at the cannon where there is a fire and the cannon won’t launch the baby high enough to get on top of the barrels to put the fire out —- and the cannon ball does squat for me. HELP!Posted on February 15th, 2011 at 11:41 am by Burb
I love the app! I only have one BIG problem… I have been stuck in Faery Kingdom for about two days because the app keeps crashing right at the loading part! Does anyone know what can I do, or do I need to reinstall the app? I love the grafics and the whole story so far!Posted on February 16th, 2011 at 7:15 pm by Silvia
Hi Silvia. David from ROBOX Studios here. Sorry to hear you’re having a problem. Have you tried rebooting your device? That might help. You could delete and reinstall the app BUT that would mean you’d lose your progress. I’d hate to see that happen. If the reboot doesn’t work, we have a great update coming out in the next week which perhaps could help the situation. Please let me know if you can get it to work or other ways I could help.Posted on February 16th, 2011 at 10:33 pm by David
Hi Burb. This part’s a little tricky. What you have to do is: Drop the baby and pickup the cannonball. Put the cannonball into the cannon… THEN… Drag down and HOLD which will make a small target icon appear. Move the target icon over the lever that’s on top of the barrel and let go. The cannonball should explode on the lever and cause the beer to pour out. Good luck and thanks for supporting Grimm!Posted on February 16th, 2011 at 10:36 pm by David
I am so addicted to this game but I can’t get past the Faerie Mother in Faerie Kingdom 2! At the end when the carriage rolls down the hill and into her, I end up in the dream with her and it says “shake to wake” but no matter how hard I shake, nothing happens! Is this a glitch in my copy of the game, or am I missing something?Posted on February 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm by arlen
Hi Arlen. Hmm, haven’t encountered a bug like this. Sorry you’re having a problem. So the goal is to shake your device until the fire goes completely out in the fireplace. Were you able to do this? Does the fire go down as you shake? Or is it just staying the same?Posted on February 17th, 2011 at 4:13 pm by David
Thanks a lot David! It works perfectly fine now! (altought it did crash again a few times!) I’m loving the entire game! 😀Posted on February 19th, 2011 at 10:51 am by Silvia Pineda
I’m so in love with this game. The graphics are phenomenal. I’ll admit I was drawn in purely for the aesthetics being a sucker for the Edward Gorey homage but pleasantly surprised to find the game itself so charming and, well, playable. Worth far and above its dollar price tag. I’m even more pleased to find the helpful hints from David on here. I was almost stumped by a few spots in the game (the cannon, the shark under the cage) but managed eventually to figure them out. However, the final ferris wheel was really besting me and, to preserve my mental sanity, I ran to the web to see if there was someone offering some hints. Now I’m off to try to take down the wheel. Hurray for Grimm!Posted on February 20th, 2011 at 9:29 pm by Lindsey
Hey guys, the update is FINALLY out! I think it really enhances and speeds up the whole experience. I’d love to know what you think.
Here’s a list of new features:
• Multitasking: Switch between apps without losing your place!
• Baby Strike! Hitting an enemy with the baby now kills them with a single hit.
• Easier Baby-Launching: Simply grab the carriage with your finger and aim. No need to brake.
• Faster baby-scooping by the carriage.
• Faster carriage jumping.
• Speed! Faster carriage speed and game speed in general.
• Better Checkpoints: The game now saves at the last point reached in a level. No need to replay what you’ve already completed.
• Retina Display home screen icon (more Retina graphics coming!)
• Level tweaks and improvements
Thanks for your support and compliments along the way.Posted on February 24th, 2011 at 10:29 pm by David
I really like this game; it’s entertaining and the graphics are unique. At times, however, the game is pretty frustrating because the hints to complete a level are absent or somewhat vague. The overall concept is really good, and the game is worth the money. I’ve made it to the last level, but all the drunken men throwing bottles on the ferry wheel is really stumping me. I’ve hit the center of the ferris wheel with the cannon ball several times and the ferris wheel speeds up, but then what? The ferris wheel just slows down again, and I’m back where I started. I must be missing something, right?Posted on February 26th, 2011 at 3:59 pm by Shelley
Does anyone know how to get past the blocking stone figuer in water peril 3, I get that I should do something with the small beach ball, but what? Thanks.Posted on March 3rd, 2011 at 12:54 am by Henrik
I absolutely love everything about this game! I also need help I’ve been stuck on Water Peril part 2 for several days. I’m at the part where you go over the net with the sharks in it and there’s a lever a wooden cage and an empty net. My baby doesn’t get trapped in any cage, I’ve taken out both drunk guys and filled the empty net with coconuts afterwards the baby just freezes and I can’t get it. I’m so stumped on this one!Posted on November 10th, 2012 at 10:07 pm by Jessica
I love this game, honestly it’s half the reason I wanted an iPhone because I got addicted to it on my friends. I can’t get past Evil Forest 3 though any help?Posted on January 28th, 2013 at 5:14 am by cc
Hey CC. So glad you’re enjoying the game! Thanks for playing.Posted on January 28th, 2013 at 6:46 am by David
Are you stuck on the very last part of the Evil Forest, where all the bears attack? If so, it’s a little tricky. Make sure you have full health when you get to that point (or at least as much as possible), and run as fast as you can. Then jump to safety leaving the bears trapped on the wooden bridge…
If you’re stuck somewhere else, feel free to leave a comment here, or email me at roboxstudios.com
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