A round, pink character starring in their personal platforming game? Should be Kirby, correct?
Nope. This one particular is Whipseey, the star of Daniel A. Ramirez’s retro-inspired platform game, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas. Published by Blowfish Studios, Whipseey evokes classic platforming adventures from the 90s, infusing 2D side-scrolling, combat and cuteness to make an adventure that’ll hopefully have you hooked.
So-known as Whipseey since of the protagonist’s handy whip, you can use it to unleash attacks on enemies or swing your self across harmful gorges. And like any very good platform game, you will locate your self in a wealth of distinctive environments, facing off against a variety of hazards.
Regardless of whether you are jumping across leafy green platforms in sunny climes or avoiding blowfish in an underwater cave, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas is not uncomplicated. Do not let its cuteness fool you: you are in for really a ride. Even from the really 1st level, enemies are out to get you, difficult jumps want to catch you out and, worst of all, spikes lurk about just about every corner.
Ah, spikes. They’re no stranger to platforming games, but in Whipseey their implementation may well be a tiny overkill. You see, you have a overall health technique in Whipseey and the Lost Atlas. With 5 segments in your overall health bar, an altercation with an enemy will take that down by one particular. But locate your self operating into a spike trap and your whole overall health bar is depleted, taking a complete life away and placing you back to the get started of the section of the level you are on. Drop all your lives and it is game more than correct back to the get started of the level with you.
If you are a fan of the old-college games that Whipseey desires to ape, you may well revel in its difficulty – soon after all, reaching the finish of a level becomes a correct lead to for celebration. But for typical players, the difficulty normally feels unfair, taking some of the enjoyment out of the game. Why spikes do not deal the identical quantity of harm as anything else is baffling.
If you are up for the challenge even though, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas has a lot of redeeming capabilities. It is super cute for one particular, and its twinkling soundtrack can not aid but bring a smile to your face. Costing just £5, it packs in sufficient charm for these longing to be reminded of the golden days of the SNES and Mega Drive. Whipseey may well not precisely be your 1st decision of round, pink platforming hero, but for such a low asking cost, it is worth a attempt.