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Dan the Man: Action Platformer

Dan the Man: Action Platformer

Halfbrick Studios

Retro arcade brawler action at its best from Halfbrick Studios!

4.5 Ratings 964K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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Retro arcade brawler action at its best from Halfbrick Studios!
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Ratings & Reviews

4.5
964.4K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    77%
  2. 4
    10%
  3. 3
    5%
  4. 2
    2%
  5. 1
    6%
  • Amazing Retro Game Oct 17, 2019

    By Joe Glass C
    There’s a great deal of fun to be had with Dan the Man. While the premise is simple - fight opponents and clear them out to advance - the formula doesn’t get stale because of the variety of opponents as well as how difficult they get as the game goes on. That, and there’s a surprising amount of depth in the storyline that even tackles mature themes, yet it never loses its retro feel. People might complain about the ads, but to be frank that’s what you should expect from a game that is free to download - the devs have to make money somehow if you’re not gonna pay. I mean, c’mon, you pay the price of a burger value meal to enjoy the majority of the game, and the DLC is reasonably price too. I’ve logged hours on the survival mode alone, and there are some console games I paid 60 bucks for that didn’t give nearly this amount of fun - nor for the same amount of time. Ultimately, I feel people whining about the ads are just too cheap. You pay for what you get, and if you don’t pay then you need to support the devs another way. Ignore the whiners, and give this game a try if you want to play a good platformer to kill time on.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By hdjoey123
    All in all a really good game, except for the ad placement. I understand that is where you get most of your money but don't give players an option to get a new life by watching an ad, because if their like me they don't want to watch it, and if like me they were pretty upset when they still had to go through an ad
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  • Really good game, just a few things May 22, 2020

    By Awesomeyeet12
    I totally recommend this game to people who have other games to play. Ones who have very little games and less patience.... no. The thing is, the game has a REALLY long timer for each level, making you wait. I wouldn’t mind like 1-3 hours, but it has like 11-12 hours for each level(but the levels are long, and you can replay them). Also, for each checkpoint, there is usually an ad. 9/10, you get to a checkpoint, there is an ad. It should only be half of the time, and not on levels you have already played. Another thing is that the adventure mode, for the levels you have to have Barry, you can’t level him up unless you pay for him or do the 5 friends thing. So it makes it impossible for the silver and gold trophies to be won in the adventure mode unless it’s really good or your skilled. On last thing, when I try to use the skip 60 min. thing for the timer, it never works. And it’s the game for sure, because I have a well taken care of iPad Air 2. Besides those things, it’s a great game. I love it, and will continue to play it. But I speak for most people, please do something about the timer, at least. Thanks for the great game. PLZ UPDATE
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Lenorr Comer
    This game is very action-packed and fun and the creators are the same people that made jetpack joyride an arcade game that you can find in a lot of places
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  • Great game but... Aug 22, 2020

    By GreenwaltBoy
    Dan the man is a great game. I’ve played other games that are alike such as apple knight. But it isn’t like those other games. in this game it gives the characters life. Like the two guys who run around trying to take on things as well. It’s fun getting to run around and beat things up. The knock back or the stun feature when you hit an enemy lets you hit them over and over makes you feel unstoppable. And the videos really explain the story and give the game and characters life, it also makes you care for Dan and the goal he’s after. What could be better is the money grab. Once you get to the main levels you get a timer after beating levels and this really makes me sad because it ruins that unstoppable feel to the game. I don’t mind the ad statues because it doesn’t make you watch an ad but please get rid of the timer. That is my criticism for the game, but again there’s something about running around and beating every living thing up that makes me laugh.
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  • worst platformer ever Jun 7, 2020

    By MARTEL IS A JERK
    this is stupid. way too hard. the third boss is way too overpowered i can’t even dodge him. he just teleports on you and does a ridiculous amount of damage. the second boss is doable, but frustratingly hard. also, I have to wait half a day to play one level. this is way too frustrating and time consuming. adventure mode is UNDOABLE because I need to pay $5 to even get barry to upgrade. you will always die on the adventure levels because you can’t buy barry to upgrade him. play if you want to not have fun and hate your life. this game also is just bad because it’s always too easy or too hard. some parts feel like it’s mario and you are playing as nabbit and some parts feel like you are fighting the radiance in hollow knight. sometimes the enemies TRAP me with infinite hitstun. sometimes the buttons do nothing. sometimes I hit the enemy 5 times in a row but does not get stunned. and no it was not a shield enemy. oh yeah. did I mention how repetitive this is? it’s so boring and every enemy seems the same with different health being the only difference. wanna know A GOOD PLATFORMER? Dadish. Dadish is a masterpiece with almost no ads, good difficulty spikes, unique bosses, and cool mechanics. AND DID I MENTION THE ADS? EVERY CHECKPOINT.
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  • Oct 12, 2020

    By Boozer
    In my opinion, I suggest that you get rid of those stupid ads that pop up.. Don't be like those quick and easy too make games that put ads as soon as you finished a level. I remember a time when ADS WEREN'T HUGE IN GAMES, BRO! OH, RIGHT.. IT WAS BECAUSE YOU CAN CHOOSE TO WATCH ADS FOR REWARDS! NOW IT'S EVERYWHERE ON EACH GAME. ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS GAME IS VERY WELL DETAILED! GOOD GAMES LIKE THIS SHOULDN'T HAVE THE ADS! 2 STARS!
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  • Oct 17, 2020

    By dude look at her butt H90 delirious
    Waaay to many ads. Theres 4 ads in each level and most of the times the ads make the game crash and every time you finish or start a level there's an ad and unless you pay $2.99 for no ads the game is just not worth it at all. Craters of the game if you're seeing this please get rid of the ads. One or two ads is fine but in a 5 min gameplay we have to sit through 10ads😠🤬
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  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Lee Xiang
    It's an add factory with a game included! I know I can buy premium but I don't want to put my credit card numbers into shifty places. Even so, there should not be THAT many adds, seriously, every two seconds there's another one. But the game is cool.
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  • Could’ve been great Feb 18, 2019

    By Applit Suace
    I love these platforming games but this one doesn’t live up to other platforms. The controls first off are great, I don’t get to buttons mixed up often. The gameplay is the worst in multiple ways. The game never has cool little things that make certain levels stand out between the rest. Celeste, for example, has different objects and mechanics that make the game cool and memorable. The fighting is always repetitive and nothing cool is done to make the bosses different from the normal enemies. The difficulty is always overwhelming and is either too easy or too hard. The story is okay nothing revolutionary. The last world has the best levels and still isn’t very clever. The game is filled with secrets that are way to difficult to find most of the time and I’ll be spending minutes just to find a secret I know exists. I know a lot of work has been put into this game, but all for the wrong reasons.
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  1. Named one of the 'Best Games for 2016' in the App Stores, with over 10 million downloads worldwide
  2. Join Dan The Man's arcade fight fest with amazing weapons, personalized avatars and tons of powerful bosses to battle
  3. Choose from three exciting gameplay modes: Story Modes, Endless Survival, and Battle Mode

Reviewed by Kaylin on November 2, 2018

  • Amazing Retro Game Oct 17, 2019

    By Joe Glass C
    There’s a great deal of fun to be had with Dan the Man. While the premise is simple - fight opponents and clear them out to advance - the formula doesn’t get stale because of the variety of opponents as well as how difficult they get as the game goes on. That, and there’s a surprising amount of depth in the storyline that even tackles mature themes, yet it never loses its retro feel. People might complain about the ads, but to be frank that’s what you should expect from a game that is free to download - the devs have to make money somehow if you’re not gonna pay. I mean, c’mon, you pay the price of a burger value meal to enjoy the majority of the game, and the DLC is reasonably price too. I’ve logged hours on the survival mode alone, and there are some console games I paid 60 bucks for that didn’t give nearly this amount of fun - nor for the same amount of time. Ultimately, I feel people whining about the ads are just too cheap. You pay for what you get, and if you don’t pay then you need to support the devs another way. Ignore the whiners, and give this game a try if you want to play a good platformer to kill time on.
    more
  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Lenorr Comer
    This game is very action-packed and fun and the creators are the same people that made jetpack joyride an arcade game that you can find in a lot of places
    more
  • Great game but... Aug 22, 2020

    By GreenwaltBoy
    Dan the man is a great game. I’ve played other games that are alike such as apple knight. But it isn’t like those other games. in this game it gives the characters life. Like the two guys who run around trying to take on things as well. It’s fun getting to run around and beat things up. The knock back or the stun feature when you hit an enemy lets you hit them over and over makes you feel unstoppable. And the videos really explain the story and give the game and characters life, it also makes you care for Dan and the goal he’s after. What could be better is the money grab. Once you get to the main levels you get a timer after beating levels and this really makes me sad because it ruins that unstoppable feel to the game. I don’t mind the ad statues because it doesn’t make you watch an ad but please get rid of the timer. That is my criticism for the game, but again there’s something about running around and beating every living thing up that makes me laugh.
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  • Just a great game. Mar 7, 2020

    By lemonboi2008
    I love the style of the games you make, halfbrick. And this game is an example of that! The humor and art style is amazing, I love the characters, and it’s pure fun. Just wish for something though, remember age of zombies?(r.i.p. btw) The two player mode was really fun! Maybe you can bring this to fright zone, or that you can fight friends locally and online? It’s just a suggestion though. Anyways, THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT GAME!!!!!!!!!! And now we’re finally in 2020. I’d like to see some changes to the costumes for the custom character. For example, I recently got the kings goon, and I thought it looked weird seeing an enemy without a knight stick(the weapons the enemies use), so maybe you can consider giving some custom characters weapons based on the costume. But the weapon wouldn’t deal extra damage, it would just look a LOT more stylish. And, once again, thank you for the great game.
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  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Julia's legit things
    To be honest, DTM is actually a pretty cool game. It has cool graphics, pixelated characters, great skills. I actually played in 2017 until i stopped, then i forgot about the game, and when I searched it in 2019, I also watched the whole series of the game! And it was 5 years not playing anymore, but fit makes me feel playing everyday! Thank you, Halfbrick! Also, I'm staying tuned for more apps and updates! - Julia
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  • Really good game, just a few things May 22, 2020

    By Awesomeyeet12
    I totally recommend this game to people who have other games to play. Ones who have very little games and less patience.... no. The thing is, the game has a REALLY long timer for each level, making you wait. I wouldn’t mind like 1-3 hours, but it has like 11-12 hours for each level(but the levels are long, and you can replay them). Also, for each checkpoint, there is usually an ad. 9/10, you get to a checkpoint, there is an ad. It should only be half of the time, and not on levels you have already played. Another thing is that the adventure mode, for the levels you have to have Barry, you can’t level him up unless you pay for him or do the 5 friends thing. So it makes it impossible for the silver and gold trophies to be won in the adventure mode unless it’s really good or your skilled. On last thing, when I try to use the skip 60 min. thing for the timer, it never works. And it’s the game for sure, because I have a well taken care of iPad Air 2. Besides those things, it’s a great game. I love it, and will continue to play it. But I speak for most people, please do something about the timer, at least. Thanks for the great game. PLZ UPDATE
    more
  • Oct 21, 2020

    By dumb little idiot
    So I've played up to World 4 Stage 1, and I can say, the game is okay, but it's ruined by the ads and those gosh dang story mode timers. I know you can get rid of both by easily buying Premium, but why are the story mode timers there in the first place? Like, they're literally useless. So all I can say, remove story mode timers because they're pointless, and make it so that there's less ads.
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  • Oct 20, 2020

    By Tarun
    It's an Awesome game. A better versionnof Mario with actual modern weapons and scenery of AC Brotherhood. Gems are really hard to earn and characters won't level up fast and I've to go out of my way to get gems required to even play the next level. Please make the game more free to play. I'd rather pay for this game as a whole than pay for gems.
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  • AWSOME GAME!!!! With some suggestions Nov 27, 2019

    By electroJdemon
    I just got this game, and it’s already an immediate keeper. I also like jet pack joyride, but about this game, the graphics are awesome! The only issue I have Is the ads.. I understand there is a premium subscription, but I’m only 12 and don’t got a bank account and its just annoying how many there are in some places.. and also I feel like it takes to long to even get up to 250 coins. I feel like the clothing for the avatar maker in this game are to pricy. I also think that there needs to be something to do without WiFi, that doesn’t cost coins. So other than those suggestions this game is very enjoyable! Keep making games like this please! And one last thing, I’m trying to get Barry, but every time I invite a friend, it doesn’t work, I’ve sent 6 messages to friends and it won’t give it to me. Another thing is that when I break a statue and I get a gun/ weapon and I’m in a low ceiling place the gun gets stuck in the ceiling and I can’t get it.
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  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Albert Luu
    It's cool but, I hate the ads. It's all soooooo cool there are bosses, every kind of boss is different also the bosses get harder and harder. The last boss is very hard but it's really fun when you fight the boss. ADs are the worst but there are coll things you can do I will let you find out what those thing are, so play this game. 🎮
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By hdjoey123
    All in all a really good game, except for the ad placement. I understand that is where you get most of your money but don't give players an option to get a new life by watching an ad, because if their like me they don't want to watch it, and if like me they were pretty upset when they still had to go through an ad
    more
  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Gomathi Raja
    This is an Fantastic app.But there is an issue in this app. So i gave 3 stars. The levels need time to play.
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  • Oct 12, 2020

    By who cares
    The game itself is good but the adventure mode can be unfair because you don't choose which character you want to play as. Im more focusing on barry a character you have to pay for. Forcing you to be super weak because you can't upgrade him without paying for him. Preventing you from completing the adventure mode if it involves fighting. Also ads ALOT of ads especially when you have to watch them in oder to unlock the levels faster or have to watch an ad every round of the arcade mode
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  • Oct 13, 2020

    By Zaiel Agosto
    Amazing game, way too many ads but I found it worth paying the $3 to remove ads but for some reason I still get ads for every mode except the story. Why did I pay $3 to supposedly remove all ads to still receive so many ads that I dont even want to play the other modes. Complete rip off
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  • Oct 12, 2020

    By Boozer
    In my opinion, I suggest that you get rid of those stupid ads that pop up.. Don't be like those quick and easy too make games that put ads as soon as you finished a level. I remember a time when ADS WEREN'T HUGE IN GAMES, BRO! OH, RIGHT.. IT WAS BECAUSE YOU CAN CHOOSE TO WATCH ADS FOR REWARDS! NOW IT'S EVERYWHERE ON EACH GAME. ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS GAME IS VERY WELL DETAILED! GOOD GAMES LIKE THIS SHOULDN'T HAVE THE ADS! 2 STARS!
    more
  • Oct 18, 2020

    By Lee Xiang
    It's an add factory with a game included! I know I can buy premium but I don't want to put my credit card numbers into shifty places. Even so, there should not be THAT many adds, seriously, every two seconds there's another one. But the game is cool.
    more
  • Could’ve been great Feb 18, 2019

    By Applit Suace
    I love these platforming games but this one doesn’t live up to other platforms. The controls first off are great, I don’t get to buttons mixed up often. The gameplay is the worst in multiple ways. The game never has cool little things that make certain levels stand out between the rest. Celeste, for example, has different objects and mechanics that make the game cool and memorable. The fighting is always repetitive and nothing cool is done to make the bosses different from the normal enemies. The difficulty is always overwhelming and is either too easy or too hard. The story is okay nothing revolutionary. The last world has the best levels and still isn’t very clever. The game is filled with secrets that are way to difficult to find most of the time and I’ll be spending minutes just to find a secret I know exists. I know a lot of work has been put into this game, but all for the wrong reasons.
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  • Oct 8, 2020

    By Randy Hall
    5 star game ruined by ads. At every save point you will have to watch an ad, as well as everytime you beat a level. You can pay a few bucks to buy the game and remove ads. I feel that they have enough people that have played/playing this game that 1 ad per level should be more than sufficient. The game itself is a great fighting platformer. Funny story cutscenes as well.
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  • worst platformer ever Jun 7, 2020

    By MARTEL IS A JERK
    this is stupid. way too hard. the third boss is way too overpowered i can’t even dodge him. he just teleports on you and does a ridiculous amount of damage. the second boss is doable, but frustratingly hard. also, I have to wait half a day to play one level. this is way too frustrating and time consuming. adventure mode is UNDOABLE because I need to pay $5 to even get barry to upgrade. you will always die on the adventure levels because you can’t buy barry to upgrade him. play if you want to not have fun and hate your life. this game also is just bad because it’s always too easy or too hard. some parts feel like it’s mario and you are playing as nabbit and some parts feel like you are fighting the radiance in hollow knight. sometimes the enemies TRAP me with infinite hitstun. sometimes the buttons do nothing. sometimes I hit the enemy 5 times in a row but does not get stunned. and no it was not a shield enemy. oh yeah. did I mention how repetitive this is? it’s so boring and every enemy seems the same with different health being the only difference. wanna know A GOOD PLATFORMER? Dadish. Dadish is a masterpiece with almost no ads, good difficulty spikes, unique bosses, and cool mechanics. AND DID I MENTION THE ADS? EVERY CHECKPOINT.
    more
  • Oct 17, 2020

    By dude look at her butt H90 delirious
    Waaay to many ads. Theres 4 ads in each level and most of the times the ads make the game crash and every time you finish or start a level there's an ad and unless you pay $2.99 for no ads the game is just not worth it at all. Craters of the game if you're seeing this please get rid of the ads. One or two ads is fine but in a 5 min gameplay we have to sit through 10ads😠🤬
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