PIXEL SLIME U (Wii U eShop)- Review

Originally posted September 6th 2015 on the Seafoam Gaming forums


Title: Pixel Slime U

System: Wii U (eShop)

Price: $2.99

Release date: 8/27/2015

The main game/story

In this simple platformer, you take control of a slime as you are forced to move right non-stop, in a desperate attempt to reach the goal at the end of each level. There’s nothing in terms of story so that’s the entire game, similar to the other games released by this publisher.

Graphics

Using a simplistic pixel art style (Hence the name Pixel Slime U) there’s really not too much to talk about here, save for the fact that the purple background helps make your slime character stand out, allowing you to easily spot him so you can go and plan out your jumps accordingly.

Music and Sound:

With yet another simplistic theme as it’s only song, there’s not much in terms of variety, and yet again this theme is nowhere close to being memorable. The sound effects work like they should though, so it’s 50/50 on this one.

Gameplay

Pixel Slime U is an autoscrolling platformer, where your slime character must reach the end of the stage without dying. With forty stages to go through in this game, combined with the short length of each stage, it’s an incredibly short game. However the beauty of this is the fact that it encourages replayability, with the main goal not being to just complete the game, but to do it with as little deaths as possible. Some stages are really easy and just require well-timed button presses, while others can be incredibly frustrating, from a stage that rotates non-stop to a stage that automatically flips whenever you press the jump button. Unfortunately these gimmicks usually end up becoming more frustrating than fun, especially when the same level design is used in two stages just to show off the different gameplay mechanics.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Pixel Slime U is a decent platformer. With a focus on no-death speedruns, it’s a different kind of platformer that encourages you to post to Miiverse once you break a new record. At $1.99, it’s pretty easy to recommend despite some of the cheap level designs. Out of all of RCMADIAX’S non puzzle games, this game has the most depth for your dollar, so I can safely recommend this for those who love speedrunning this kind of game. I give Pixel Slime U an 8 out of 10.

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