Troll World: Meme Adventure
ABI Global Publishing is the developer behind Troll World: Meme Adventure, which is a puzzle-platformer based on the early 2000s troll face memes, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. The title features simple controls, a total of 50 levels, and unfortunately broken saving features and persistent ad experiences.
In Troll World, you play as Troll, who according to the Play Store description for the title is on a “wacky quest to solve all the trickiest riddles ever.” ABI’s platformer features puzzles that keep the self-contained levels interesting and is reminiscent of 2000’s flash games such as The Impossible Game. This style of flash games was popular in conjunction with troll face memes.
Troll World offers a total of 50 levels for Troll to traverse through, each becoming slightly more difficult than the last. However, due to reasons we will go over throughout the article, getting through all 50 levels is not as enjoyable as one might hope.
Broken Save Feature and Controls
Although initially, the controls worked fine, occasionally the jump button wouldn’t recognize that I had pressed it. Other times it would jump seconds after I pressed the jump button. Having such an integral feature not work is incredibly frustrating in what should be a simple game.
The biggest technical concern, however, is the auto-save feature not working properly. Occasionally, after an ad, I would be sent back two or three levels previous to the one I was on. When I would go to the menu, it would show levels I had completed as unfinished.
Intrusive Ads at Every Turn
One incredibly frustrating feature is the intrusive advertisements. After every single level, every time Troll died, and every time I paused the game, there was an advertisement. There were even advertisements when I returned to the main menu. There were advertisements from pressing play on the title screen. Half of my time was spent watching or waiting on advertisements.
You also have opportunities to watch advertisements to receive a hint as well. However, roughly half the time there would not be a hint received in exchange for the advertisement I watched. With all of these broken features, as well as the constant advertisements, the game was practically unplayable.
Not Challenging and Very Few Levels
Even with these issues, however, it only took me a few days to complete the entire game. The title features a small number of levels. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t as challenging as the game makes them out to be. Each of them only takes roughly 30 seconds to pass, and then are followed by an advertisement that lasts longer than the level itself.
Advertisements allow free app developers to make money; however, there is more you will spend more time waiting for an advertisement to finish than playing this puzzle platformer. Although initial viewing of the app seems fun, I’ve seen more advertisements for other apps than I have levels completed.
Is It Hardcore?
Troll World: Meme Adventure is unplayable. Most of the important features are broken or bugged, and the game resets your progress often.