Reading Time: 4 minutes After enjoying and reviewing Dead Dungeon by Drageus Games, I jumped at the chance to review their next game Sweet Witches! I’d seen some clips on Twitter and what caught my eye was the cutesy, cartoon style which excels in-game. A fast-paced, challenging platformer, this game will have you on the edge of your seat and testing your coordination.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In Woodle Tree Adventures Deluxe, you play as a small tree stump trying to save the land from total ruin by collecting small droplets of water. There’s a heavy focus on nature and the environment right from the outset, and this plays into the games 8 different worlds, the character and enemy designs as well.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If a game has an animal as its protagonist, I’m immediately interested, particularly if it’s a cute forest animal. So naturally, Furwind the fox instantly drew me in and so did the pixel art visuals. However, I wasn’t expecting to be hooked into this platformer by the variety of levels that test you on your timing and combat, fighting enemies and bosses straight out of classic video games.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Metroidvania is a genre of game that has been massively popular with Indie Developers and Kickstarters however, and it is not very often you will get one that holds up against the games that started the genre. Bloodstained Ritual of the Night, on the other hand, may as well be called Castlevania Ritual of The Night and that is not a bad thing.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Just from looking at the artwork for Cybarian, you can tell it took great inspiration from the classic 80s arcade games, which is what intrigued me the most. It’s different from many of the modern games that come out these days with their focus on realistic graphics and vast worlds, and I was looking forward to a fun, 2D side scroller with a taste of nostalgia. What I wasn’t expecting was how challenging this game could be, based heavily on perfecting your timing.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A game which quickly became my most anticipated Nintendo Switch title of the first half of 2019, Super Mario Maker 2 released to much fanfare and high expectations. A sequel to the WiiU title of the same name – minus the 2 – in 2015, the Nintendo published Mario extravaganza promised creativity, freedom and ingenuity unlike anything seen in a game before. When the review code dropped into the Rapid Review inbox, the hype had reached fever pitch. With little margin for error, especially with the ‘no online multiplayer between friends’ debacle of May ’19, we double jumped right in!
Reading Time: 4 minutes 2D platformers have been around for decades since the days of Super Mario Bros and Sonic, and many other companies have taken a stab at their own. You may also remember the craze of the Impossible Game with its soundtrack and rage-inducing difficulty. Well, Dead Dungeon takes all the best aspects of these and makes them its own, resulting in a challenging but elite 2D platformer perfect for fans of the genre.