It’s a bit different from most platformer games, but it keeps the spirit alive. Plus, players get 50 levels, various secret locations, a decent soundtrack, a hard mode, and more. Players jump around levels while avoiding obstacles and killing bad guys. Additionally, the game features roguevania elements so the in-game world is interconnected and players can explore it at will. Some other features include wicked smooth game play, an auto-hit mode, custom software controls, hardware controller support, and more.

Review: ‘Pretending I’M A Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story’

The mobile market is the living embodiment of casual, but this has mostly to do with the fact that its games are designed to be played in short bursts. Angry Birds starts off quite easy and straightforward, but the difficulty ramps up exponentially in the higher levels.

These are puzzle platformers with over 1000 missions, so breezing through the first dozen challenges is not an accurate representation of the overall experience. Frankly, many of the later areas border on infuriating, but Angry Birds offers just enough nuance to keep players coming back for more. Super Meat Boybelongs to a rare breed of platformers, one that manages to be excruciatingly punishing but perfectly fair. AAA companies rarely spend money on 2D adventure games, so fans rely on the indie market to scratch that itch. When it comes toSuper Meat Boy, failure is a given, but Team Meat limited the frustration by creating shorter levels and making respawning almost instant.

  • This is disappointing because Sword and Shield do not feel like they have left behind their mobile days in this way.
  • As you travel throughout Galar, you will encounter many people talking about Dynamax as a part of the region’s culture.
  • After using them just a few times, though, you realize how limited dynamaxing is.
  • It is routinely hit over your head, and every gym battle features it, but at the end of the day, it does not feel special.
  • There is one move for each type in the game, and they lose their luster quick.

Mario Tennis Aces (For Nintendo Switch)

After succumbing to the grinder more than 50 times, victory is rewarded with a short replay that summarizes the player’s various attempts at overcoming the obstacles. Whether the medium benefits from this move or not is up to debate, but not every gamer is seeking to be put through the ringer.

The graphics are a bit retro, but everything else feels super modern. We think $8.99 is maybe a bit high, but the game is super good so we didn’t feel bad spending the money.