Nimbus is a unique combination of racing & puzzling. The player controls a craft with no means of directly propelling itself and needs to use whatever is scattered around the levels to acquire thrust and reach the goal. Traverse a world map with several distinct islands in order to recover your lost love.
User reviews: Very Positive (152 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2010
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Nimbus is a unique combination of racing & puzzling. The player controls a craft with no means of directly propelling itself and needs to use whatever is scattered around the levels to acquire thrust and reach the goal. Traverse a world map with several distinct islands in order to recover your lost love. Light on story, but heavy on gameplay Nimbus offers several hours of increasingly harder challenges.

Key features:

  • Over 50 levels available on the main campaign
  • Unique game play that is easy to understand, but hard to master
  • A varied blend of levels that requires a combination of skill & puzzle solving
  • Plenty of opportunity for optimizing how you approach each level in order to beat the best times
  • Several trails, levels and ships to unlock
  • Loads of secrets & tricks

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: P4 2 ghz or faster
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 capable card ( NVIDIA GeForce 6 series, ATI 1300XT series or newer )
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 670 mb
    • Sound: Directx 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Nimbus is a glider game. You don't have an engine, your engine is gravity, and special platforms within the game like bumpers, speed ups or other graviational devices. The game starts off real easy, but it gets tremendously difficult. This is not a game for the faint of heart, neither are the achievements. This is one of the most difficult games I've ever played. However, the devs did a really good job of programming the physics and of desiging the levels. Pick this up if you're up for a challenge.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Pre-Release Review
great game!
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Nimbus is a lot of fun and very pretty, and it's basically just as challenging as you want it to be. There are a lot of optional levels, you can configure how you want the checkpoints to work, and your time records don't unlock any content or anything so it doesn't matter if you don't care about trying to accomplish them.

However...

If you _are_ interested in time records, be aware that Nimbus has one enormous bug: it bases its records on how much time elapses in the real world between the beginning and the end of the level, rather than how many game ticks pass in that time. So depending on how powerful your computer is, falling through the same vertical space without pressing any keys may take you anywhere from 4 seconds to 30 or more. Lowering your resolution and turning off graphical effects can help with this on some of the levels, but these are not adjustments you should be forced to make to fix a gameplay issue.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
202.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
Truly an amazing game.
It is extremely fun and addicting.
The game seems simple at first but with every added obstacle the ame become more and more complex.
The satisfaction of completing a level you first thought impossible is amazing.

I highly reccomend this game to anyone who enjoys this genre of games.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
Nimbus is an almost perfeect game. The sense of momentum and the feeling of zipping through the air is really fun. Shooting out of cannons, bouncing off of launch pads, diving from great heighs; it all feels good. The game introduces new mechanics, level features and techniques steadily throughout the game, so it's never stale. The music is great, and suits the relaxing and exhilarating aspects of the game very well. Collecting the coins and completing the scrapyard stages after finishing the main game is also very rewarding and satisfying. The graphics/art style are also superb.

Only problem I had with the game was that the boss battle felt a bit out of place, turning the game from acrobatic/racing game into bullet hell for the last level.
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