Bucket Knight DEALS
Remember the days of retro run and guns where the difficultly wasn’t too hard but challenged you? They are back in the form of Bucket Knight, published by Sometimes you. Released on the 28th February 2020. Bucket Knight is a run and gun platformer in which you make your way through the levels, collecting coins and to find the holy grail. So you can afford a house to live in. You know like every knight.
The game is a very classic platformer build. Levels which are set from 1-1 to 1-4 right up to 7-1. Each include a mixture of enemies, money, health and hazard environments. Taking after classic levels like out run the rising floor and go all the way down a level to get a key to go all the way back up to that locked door you saw at the start. It takes every classic platform ingredient.
As for the money you collect, the game has 3 upgrades which are different weapons to take the enemies on each providing slight changes but nothing too drastic unfortunately.
Aesthetically, the game has your typical 8 bit look with synthetic music over the top to bring all them feelings of the Arcade generation back. You even have the option of putting a filter over the game of an old box TV screen, I turned it off just because I wanted to take in the look of the game without the filter but I appreciate the little things and to go with the game it was nice to see.
Gameplay was fairly straight forward get from one portal to the other, your controls are only jump and shoot. Oh wait and the totally annoying triangle button to reset level. I totally didn’t accidentally press said button when close to the end of a level I swear.
Now you may be thinking – Ryan, you haven’t really gone in depth and unfortunately that’s what the game lacked. Depth. Like I said I genuinely enjoyed it but I’m never going to go back to it. I’ve done all levels and all trophies, what more can I do?
And a lot of it. The game on a whole took me 1 hour 20 minutes to 100% from loading the game up to the platinum trophy popping through. Which is a real shame because I enjoyed it yeah it might be a bit rough round the edges but no game is perfect.
- Great retro feel
- Variation in levels
- Plays well
- Needs more upgrades with coins
- 100% in under 2 hours
- No tutorial
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