Sky Island has a twist. Literally. Starting the game, you're led to believe it's a charming, scrolling 2D platformer with nothing more to give than any other platformer ever made. But then it turns the entire game world on it's head. Again - literally.
Because technically, Sky Island is a 3D 2D platformer. By using the mouse players can swivel the world, ala Paper Mario, unveiling new platforming paths, and new areas of the game you never even knew existed.
It's incredible, if a little confusing, but it's a game mechanic that had steam coming out of our ears when we first uncovered it. At times it's a bit confusing, and you may have to resort to trial and error to work things out, but we loved this concept. It's difficult to describe, but amazing in practice - you truly have to play Sky Island to believe it.
Sky Island [Armor Games]