05 May 2012

Climb to the Top of the Castle!

Gaming Genres: Platformer, Action
Story Genres: Adventure, Historical
Graphical Styles: 2D, Hand-Drawn, Cartoon
Platforms: Windows
Pricing Model: Pay What you Want, Pay $
Developer(s): TwO Bros. Games
Publisher(s): TwO Bros. Games
Initial Release Date: August 25, 2011
Website(s): Homepage, Indievania, Kawa Games, DemoDev. Facebook, Dev. Twitter
Climb is a 2D Action/Platformer where you must save the Princess from the evil Warlock and his mechanical army by jumping and slashing your way to the top! The game packs an old-school challenge so players will have to hone their skills to take on the challenge. Think you can make it to the top? Over three dozen enemy types, impossible leaps, diabolical obstacles and 15 challenging levels impede your progress, so you just might have to grab a few 1-ups and pick up a shield or crossbow to survive. There are multiple difficulty levels, a bonus challenge mode, arena battles, lots of trinkets to collect and other goodies to complement the main story.

Nice graphics with simple enjoyable gameplay. All round quite interesting, but the lack of a in-champaign save or checkpoint system means that it will probably take several attempts before you make any permanent progress (and who wants to play the first few levels over and over again). Additionally, the Esc key instantly quits the game so you are likely to accidentally lose all of your progress numerous times as you try to bring up the in-game menu. These issue have combined to make me give up on the game before I was even 50% through the first champaign so while I have not played enough to give this game a proper review I still suggest that you only purchase it if you think you will be willing to stick it through to the end.

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