Essentially, this is an HD remake of the Capcom NES/Gameboy game from the early 90's.
Level design is almost identical and gameplay is the same too, which is a good thing because both were considered great at the time. The pixel sprites are replaced with hand-drawn, fully animated images and the music, which is also notoriously good in the original, has been updated as well and sounds fantastic! As a bonus, the original music can be used as well from the options screen. Also in the audio department, most of the original voice acting cast returns to lend their vocals.
The game is let down by frequent and dull cutscenes, they can be skipped but you need to pause the game and select "skip cutscene" which gets old fast. Another let-down is the that it seems to give a lot more health and continues than I remember, making it a little too easy unless you use the hardest possible difficulty which can only be unlocked after an initial full playthrough. Regardless, highly recommended if you are into platformers and especially so if you owned the original, WayForward does a great job and you can see a lot of love went into making it happen.
Zamieszczono: 13 Wrzesień 2013