It’s not difficult to find 2D platformers on the App Store, but so many of them have a hard time translating controller-oriented combat and movement controls to touchscreens. (This month, we see a bit of that in Dead Cells.) That’s one of the reasons why I adore Witcheye, which embraces the touchscreen entirely.
Here, you’re a witch who transforms into an eyeball in order to chase down a knight who stole a few witchy ingredients and trinkets from her home. It’s a very tough eyeball, too, as it’s able to break through walls and crush enemies by bumping into them. You control this eyeball, though, by swiping on the screen to sending it flying in a particular direction or tapping the display to get it to stop. The result is one of the few games of this sort that didn’t leave me craving my controller. Toss in the fantastic pixel art, the catchy soundtrack, and the roughly 100 levels, and you’ll understand why you should set your eyes on this one.