Produced by independent Polish studio TiliaSoft, platforming side scroller Avenger Bird is what you could call a throwback to the 2D PC shareware titles of the 90s. For a lot of gamers who grew up in that era, games like this feel very familiar and touch the nostalgia part in our hearts.

But is it a game for 2019? I think so. Retro gaming is big, and Avenger Bird acts as tribute to PC/ Amiga games I remember happily spending hours playing as a kid. This little adventure is sure to bring you some smiles too.

You play as the titular Avenger Bird, who embarks on a journey to save his kidnapped fellow birds. You have 32 levels spread over 4 worlds. Each level gets harder than the last. You are devoid of any attacks so you have to jump/fly over everything in order to progress through each level. Touch an enemy at all and you lose a life and start back at a bird house check point.

Avenger Bird will make gamers of a certain age feel nostalgic

The game itself is fairly simple but don’t let that fool you. The levels get harder and more challenging. It gave me that ‘one more go’ vibe every time I died.

The controls are simple: you fly for a limited time but once the fly bar runs out, you drop. Same with the floating bar. You collect coins in order to unlock a big door to move on to the next level. There is also a hidden chest on each leave to claim a gem stone.

The map was easy to move around and you get a chance to pick which level you jump to next, each rated for difficulty by the number of skulls next to it.

The music is delightfully old school but can become repetitive, although that fits with the retro style. You can turn it off but it wasn’t the same without it. There’s also a weird level of vibration that seems way too powerful while you play, but it wasn’t off putting and you can just switch it off in the settings. It would have been better if you could just turn down the vibration a bit rather than it being off or on.


Levels get more fiendish as you go on

With so many violent games out these days, it’s nice to kick back and chill with a cute game like this which gives you a little challenge as well as a nostalgia boost.

I’d recommend this to anyone of any age. While it has been available on on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux since January 2017, it makes a neat addition to the Switch’s catalogue.

Platform: Switch

Price: £1.79 via Nintendo eShop

Read More

Latest gaming reviews



Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here