Paper Monsters Recut

Jump, Crinkle, Repeat with Paper Monsters: Recut

With the latest news about Nintendo finally breaking their long-term embargo with mobile game platforms, we (and the developers over at Crescent Moon Studios) thought you should get used to a bit of platforming a la mobile with Paper Monsters: Recut. The game is a port from PC and Wii U's eShop as well as a sequel to the also incredible Paper Monsters.



The game costs $2.99 on the App Store and if you are curious how far your money will go, the answer is all of the way. Your $3 will get you a console-worthy platformer- no ads, no boosters, no $12 outfits of invincibility. You will purchase a game that you can play. How's that for a novel concept?



The gameplay is typical for a run of the mill platformer: You are tasked with scaling heights, collecting coins and bouncing on the heads of your enemies (just not the spiky ones.) Persistent collecting can even unlock a few mini games, but it will not be an easy task. The basic gameplay is simple enough for those of you who did not grow up in the NES generation, but finding the additional collectibles will be a bit more paper-plexing.

The graphics are illustrated in 3D and look really nice on a device with a retina display. There are a few glitches here and there, like getting trapped inside an immovable object or stuck on a path with no obstacles and a few of the graphics seemed obviously cartoon-y, especially for a game that for the most part took itself seriously. Granted, big silver circles floating magically in the air probably wouldn't look real even if they did exist.

The soundtrack to the game can be a bit distracting. There is a lot of humming and buzzing over what sounds like a keyboard set to "vibraphone." Again, it isn't bad. It just makes the poor little paper guy's world seem unduly frightening and treacherous.

Overall, the game is well worth a playthrough, especially if you are a Kirby/Mario/Rayman fan. The levels are challenging, the controls handle well enough not to be constantly frustrating and best of all- No Ads!




4.5 / 5.0
 
review by CheerfulStar (Mallary) | Mar 19th 2015


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