This week I reviewed something that can only be described a real nostalgia filler in that you almost feel that you’re playing a classic Mario or Sonic game. I reviewed this game on the ps4 and the controls themselves were beautifully simple, I could easily pick this game up at any point and dive straight in.
The main basis for this game is that you are a simple purple based hero sent to return to the haunted town and save the villagers once again from Evil King. He’s sent his skeleton armies to defile the local countryside and has set a curse upon the townspeople, the aim is to purify the land and stop Evil King once and for all.
The game itself is pretty basic and very straight forward, but let’s be honest – sometimes you need that in game. If there’s too many twists and turns I can sometimes find this really off putting and often find myself ignoring that game or leaving it to one side. However, with this I felt like I was on the Gameboy Colour days of a simple Mario game which I grew up loving.
Throughout the game you will find yourself going up against the likes of skeletons, spooky ghoul type ghosts, indestructible zombies and blood sucking, death defying vampires. Some of which will come in the form of a boss making those levels that little bit harder in the sense of you think you’re on a straightforward path to victory for one of these beauts to warp your nightmares like Freddy Kruger.
Now in the sense of gameplay itself, all you’ve got to do is worry about is 4 things – move, jump, kick a skull and go skull robbing as these are essential to getting you through each level. Shrines are the key to completing each level, in the sense that you need to destroy these ugly ornaments, you must also collect a pretentious purple crystal in order to get through the level for full completion (anyone else reminded of another game with purple crystals and jumping your way to safety).
The skeletons themselves are pretty simple to kill in the fact that you simply jump on their heads and that’s it them done. Just be mindful you don’t leave them too long as they will come back to haunt you, that is if you haven’t taken their skull for a trophy and used it against the shrine.
Zombies: don’t waste your time on, you can get past them by simply jumping on them as well, however they are quick to get back up and come at you with a vengeance. Vampires you have to be slightly craftier with and plan your moves around them as they are quick to capture you into a corner and suck your blood.
One interesting side to this game is that it’s just not purely a run through each level smashing skulls left, right and centre, there are those odd levels that require a bit of brain teasing in order to get extra items that can assist you in the fight against the Evil Big King. You can grab yourself health upgrades which allow that bit more damage. It’s not just your simple run through beat up some zombies with a lot less violence then what were use too with zombie games.
The colouring for this game sets the tone for the game really and compliments each level in the sense of it is a very dark, creepy farm like town you’re in. The zombies look more like aliens but I can’t complain too much when this game does look like it’s based on Gameboy type gameplay.
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I really enjoyed this game and like I mentioned earlier, love the fact it’s a no-nonsense game I can just pick up and know its where I left off from. The colours and levels for what quality the game is, work really well and complement each other in strong fashion.
- Easy to pick up and play with no complicated story
- Very basic and controls are easy to navigate through
- Levels something of a variety in either puzzle format or adventure format
- Some people could find this quite boring control wise
- Might be a bit too basic for some gamers
- Not enough end level bosses to really get your teeth into