30 seconds to complete each level. Ability to teleport without restrictions. Only one life and unlimited number of trials.that is Ion drive — And if that pitch doesn’t sound thrilling to you, we honestly don’t know what to do.

Ion drive An action platformer with a speed running twist brought to you by 2Awesome Studio and Critical Reflex.

You play as Jackerin — a space ranger from another dimension. She was about to go home when her ship crashed on an unknown planet in the city of Neo-Barcelona. If she can’t repair the spaceship on time, the city will be destined.

The challenge seems impossible at face value — the streets of the city are dangerous and difficult to navigate, and Jackerin only takes a few seconds to reach her destination. But fortunately, there are a lot of tricks on her sleeve — and you’ll need to learn to use them all to save the city and bring Jackerin home.

Here are some of the major obstacles Jackerin faces at each level of the game and some tips to help you overcome them.

Avoid traps

Neo Barcelona looks absolutely beautiful, but it’s actually a pretty dangerous place. The street is filled with deadly laser beams, spikes, circular saws, and other traps. Try to get past one of the 100 levels of the game just by running and jumping, as you would probably do with a traditional platformer. You will probably die even before the timer expires.

Solution: One of the main features of Ion drive It is a “teleport dagger”. Jackerin can throw it in any direction and teleport it to its location at the push of a button. It’s a great way to deal with traps that are otherwise unavoidable, and it’s also a much more efficient way to travel than traditional walking. And apart from that — it’s very satisfying!

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Fight against time

If Jackerin doesn’t reach the end of the level on time — the run is finished and it’s that easy. The time limit is Ion drive It’s a lot of fun to play, but it’s also one of the main challenges of the game. Some levels in the second half of the game are so vast and complex that it may seem impossible to complete them in less than 30 seconds.

Solution: Here, Jackerin’s second ability is demonstrated. She has control over the time, so if she’s struggling to keep up with the timer, she can add some extra time to the 30-second limit. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. To get valuable extra seconds, you need to collect time capsules scattered throughout the level and activate them in time.

At risk

Jackerin has only one hit point. All collisions with enemies and traps are deadly to her. That is, the first attempt will probably not complete any level. You’ll run out of time trying to make sure something gets you or avoid particularly nasty traps and enemies.

Solution: This constant sense of danger makes each run more intense, but not stressful. All you need to do is remember that the number of trials is infinite. All thanks to the time loop mechanism. A new version of Jackerin from yet another dimension can start a new run just shortly after the death of her previous iteration.

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Dealing with the enemy

Neo-Barcelona is known not only for its numerous traps, but also for the malicious security bots patrolling the streets. She is always hostile to Jackerin and is determined to finish her run before she arrives at her destination, so she always has to deal with them in some way.

Solution: The most obvious solution to this problem is the power sword. This is Jakelin’s primary weapon that can neutralize a robot with a single slice. You can also slide or trample a hostile bot to get rid of it. However, in some cases brute force is not the best approach. These precious seconds spent in combat can probably be costly to try if you run out of time for it. It may be wise to bypass the robot in some way or escape from it.

Dealing with competition

Let’s say you have cleared all 100 levels of Ion drive, And you are now an absolute master of teleportation. But now there is a new problem. There are new rangers in town, they are faster than you and can even teleport like you! Now you need to show them what you are worth.

Solution: Well, to be honest, there is no solution to this. Ion drive Is a competitive game — after all, we call it a “speed ramp ratformer”. The game uses the leaderboard to track the results. You can always compare your performance to the results of other players, and even take the lead in a day. Alternatively, you can call your friends and compete with them in co-op and PVP modes to enhance your challenge.

of Ion drive There is always room for improvement. Are you really confident that you have completed the level in the most efficient way? Maybe you stayed too long in the beginning? Or was it a bit inaccurate to throw a teleportation dagger? Did you use the most effective path? There is always a reason to try again and test new tactics.

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Drive through the cyberpunk landscape of Neo Barcelona with Aeon Drive, an action platformer with a speedrun twist! Sprint and dash through many areas of the neon-filled city, solo or with the help of up to four players, and use your ability to bend time and space to move forward.