This is a game I have heard about but I have not seen anything about, so for the first time for a long time I went into a game totally blind and looking forward to finding out what the game looks like. Anyway, it is time for a review.
The story is that you play as a frog who works for a company called Cat and Frog, this companies job is to make teleporters. It is your job as a frog to use the peashooter you are given to go around and kill as many of the strange black monsters as you can find. You do this by going through numerous different stages and not coming back till you have beaten the floor boss.
The story is okay and does go into a little bit of details during cut scenes but I wish they give us more, such as what are these black monsters, where did they come from and what are they doing to stop the teleporters. The story does have its funny moments especially with the two scientists who are the basis of the story and tells us as the player everything we know.
The game plays pretty well, the characters are easy to control and any time you fall in this game then it is your fault not the games. One thing I do wish for in this game is that you can change the direction you are shooting without having to stop shooting. It seems to be too much for the frog to handle to turn or aim up while already shooting in a different direction.
The game has got a retro look to it with its basic pallet and pixel art like style and I love it. It is no secret that I love a good pixel art game and this one does a good job. Of course, it doesn’t look as good as Shovel Knight, in fact it looks more like the style that The Adventures of Pip uses. From start to finish I was just loving the way the game looked and I started to look forward to the next level to see more stages and more monsters in pixel art.
The music is pretty good, I do wish it was faster as when you come to fighting then you want something up beat with a good tempo to make you move faster and avoid getting hit. It was the second thing I noticed after starting the game was how good the soundtrack was, the songs feel modern but sound like they are coming out of an old stereo which suits the game perfectly.
As the game progresses it gives you the chance to get more guns and be able to upgrade these guns in order for them to shoot a different way or become more powerful. This for me is an essesstial part of the game as without it then I know it would have been a whole lot less fun as you look forward to finding out what the newest upgrade can do for you gun and how you are going to use it to benefit you the most. You are also able to buy extra lives and extra hearts to make it harder for you to get a game over and have to start the whole level again.
The game will take you between 1 -3 hours to beat depending on how good you are at the game, I do really like the game but I think the reason I like it so much is because I got it for 50p of the steam sale and not the full price of £6.99. If you like the sound of this game and want to buy it then wait for the sales to happen and get it for a great price.
If you do want to buy the game then here is a link for it: Kero Blaster