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Battle your way through a twisted graffiti world where your prowess in puzzle solving makes the difference between life & death!
Release Date: Nov 15, 2011
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About the Game

Battle your way through a twisted graffiti world where your prowess in puzzle solving makes the difference between life and death! Jump into one of the most unique and visually compelling 3D game worlds ever created. Follow the twisted journey of Nox, through a fast-paced 2D adventure set in a 3D world. Unlock new abilities to defeat enemies and rescue friends. Beware, in Sideway™ New York, you’re in a world where your favorite color might just kill you!

Key Features

  • Experience an Adventure Platformer like you’ve never seen before!
  • Master the challenges of changing camera angles, gravity and movement between 2D and 3D worlds!
  • Collect unlockable abilities that let you SOAR, SLIDE, JUMP and BLAST through your enemies.
  • Supports full drop-in/drop-out local co-op
  • Fight bizarre boss battles, including a sadistic pink bunny that vomits sadistic pink mini-bunnies...yeah, we've got that!
  • Check out the bangin’ soundtrack by Mr. Lif.

System Requirements

    • OS: WinXP SP3 (32-bit only), Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz or greater
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2GB
    • Video Card: 256 MB Video Memory with Shader 3.0 support; ATI Radeon X850XT / NVIDEA GeForce 7600GT
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or greater
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Audio Device
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
918 products in account
2 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
Sideway New York is a basic platformer with a hip-hop theme. Its gimmick is that you're a piece of living graffiti painted onto a building, which is visually cool but only occasionally affects gameplay. One way it's used is that the direction of gravity on the surface of a roof is decided by the direction the player entered the roof. This property could have been used to create some clever puzzles or mazes, but it never was.

The player starts the game with limited movement abilities, which makes the first few levels boring. Judging from the Steam achievements, about 40% of players got bored and quit between the first level and the first boss. Things pick up later on as the game introduces some standard abilities like double-jump, gliding, and swinging from grapple points, which allowed the designers to create more interesting and challenging platforming.

A hip-hop soundtrack is provided by Mr. Lif, courtesy of Skullcandy. (Skullcandy branding is all over this game, making it feel like an advergame.) The few tracks included quickly got repetitive, leading me to turn it off entirely in favor of my own collection.

Much of Sideway feels off. Hitboxes seem to extend beyond their sprites. Jumping from a swing isn't based on momentum, instead giving a fixed vertical boost. Combat is simple button-mashing, and the game would be improved by its removal.

Sideway is a short game, and I doubt the promised sequel will ever exist. So while it's not fun, at least there's not much of it.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
692 products in account
133 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
I like the style of it, and it does some things sort of well, but they're almost all things that have been done before, and they're not done well enough to really be interesting. The mechanic of playing a 2D game on the sides of 3D buildings so you can wrap around and end up sideways in a previous section is kind of a neat idea, but it mostly ends up being problematic because it frequently makes it non-obvious how different sections are connected. The game also doesn't entirely feel smooth on what should be waaaay more than enough hardware to run it (i5 2500K@4.5GHz, 660 Ti, SSD, 1920x1200), even though FRAPS says it's sticking around 30fps with v-sync. It's not bad, but it's not that great either, which is kind of disappointing after they made Madballs in Babo Invasion, which was probably the only legitimate excuse to use the term "amazeballs" (See, because it was amazing, and it was about balls...get it? I'll get my coat...).
Posted: January 27th, 2014
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
522 products in account
22 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Everything is nice in this game, and the 2D-sliding-on-the-walls gameplay in a 3D environment is quite smart but... it's boring. It lacks the right feelings.

Probably the most uninspired level design ever.
Posted: February 9th, 2014
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
100 products in account
2 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Very Interesting Game... Quite Fun!
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
302 products in account
43 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
what is this and why does it exist
Posted: May 22nd, 2014
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