‘Little Orpheus’ is Apple Arcade’s New Side-Scrolling Space Adventure

Developed by The Chinese Room and published by Sumo Digital, Apple Arcade’s new game titled ‘Little Orpheus’ is an interesting addition to the growing catalog of over 100 games offered as part of Apple’s gaming subscription service, which costs $5.99 CAD per month in Canada.


The game takes us back to 1962 where NASA is trying to put a man on the moon. In a remote corner of Siberia, a Soviet cosmonaut is heading in the other direction. When comrade Ivan Ivanovich is dropped into an extinct volcano in his exploration capsule, Little Orpheus, to explore the centre of the earth, he promptly vanishes.

Three years later, he emerges claiming to have saved the world, although he is found to have lost the atomic bomb powering the Little Orpheus.

“Join our bold yet hapless hero as he explores lost civilizations, undersea kingdoms, prehistoric jungles and lands beyond imagination. Gasp as he battles the subhuman tribe of the Menkv and escapes the clutches of dreadful monsters! Cheer as he triumphs over impossible odds and brings socialism to the subterranean worlds!

Little Orpheus is a technicolour side-scrolling adventure game inspired by classic movies like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot. Delivered in eight bite-size, commute-friendly episodes, Little Orpheus is simple enough for casual players but rich enough for seasoned adventure fans.”

If you’re a fan of old school family blockbusters and want a rollercoaster story that’ll take you to the Earth’s core and beyond, be sure to give Little Orpheus a try on Apple Arcade.

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