An explosive homage to SNES-era platformers from the makers of Stealth Bastard Deluxe, Explodemon is non-stop action mayhem like you've never seen before.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (49 reviews) - 75% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 3, 2011

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"Japanese styled "mon" for "monster" in title. Prominently displayed katakana on title card under name. British."

About This Game

Explodemon combines the retro style of 16-bit platform games and Japanese action titles with the upgradable skills, hidden collectables and clever puzzles from more modern titles. Players use Explodemon's self-destructive nature to combat enemies and fly through the air, all the while solving a huge variety of physics-based puzzles.

With twelve huge levels, full keyboard and controller support, upgradable skills and a full set of achievements and collectables to discover, Explodemon captures the essence and nostalgic feel instantly recognisable from SNES-era platformers with the depth and variety of more recent indie platform titles.


• Explore 12 gigantic levels of intense platforming action set across three diverse worlds
• Adapt to a constantly changing gameplay experience with new skills and hazards aplenty!
• Evolve Explodemon into your own personal destruction machine with upgradable skills
• Countless collectables and 20 achievements add a modern depth to the retro style
• Enjoy a comic story told with suitable aplomb and panache!
• Full controller support

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9, 512MB Video Memory or Greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2014
At first glance and play, a very nice tribute to the platformers of days gone by. The controls are reponsive and feel good.

The story, presented in comic book fashion, is quite entertaining. You are a guardian, a hero, awakened (unintentionally) from stasis during a world invasion and are the worlds last and only hope.

But your powers are unstable and you tend to spontaneously explode if you are too idle or slow. You have a need for...exploding and it's better to put them to good use. The pace is constant and quick.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
Explodemon is, like the description says, a 16-bit side scrolling platformer. And it definitely pays homage to this genre of games.

You can see that this game takes elements from classics such as Mega Man X, while still having an unique gameplay in the form of explosions. And those are used in a pretty nice way for both gameplay and stage hazards. You can use explosions to jump higher, move faster, lift objects and of course, annihilate the Aliens that are attacking the planet you were created. On that note though, there isn't really much of an interesting story but it is comedical nonetheless. Explodemon can also be seen as a fun character, because he is a bit sadistic when it comes to exploding.

The graphics aren't outstanding but they fit the game well. The music is pretty forgettable unfortunately. Also, this game isn't very long. It only has 12 stages which can be completed in a short amount of time. Fortunately, the customization of your Explodemon makes up for it, which comes in the form op upgrades. There are also various collectables and achievements, also coming with rankings at the end of each stage which counts for a nice amount of replayability.

This game brings back nostalgia to my SNES days and does it in a great way. If you're a fan of 2d platformers or just want to try out something new, Explodemon might be just the game you're looking for. Also note: a controller is not necessary, but I would recommend using it anyways.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
Remember the days of generic but reasonably competent 16-bit platformers? Now thanks to Explodemon, you can relive them all over again! Hooray...?
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
Explodemon is a fun and inventive puzzle platformer with a great art style and clever level design. Well worth a look for any fans of old-school megaman or platforming enthusiasts in general.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
A good platformer, but not a great one.
The main issues first:
-Boost Run doesn't always seem to trigger properly, either that or its triggering mechanics aren't properly explained, I had many deaths due to this.
- Difficulty spikes out of nowhere in the second half by introduction of instant death that was entirely absent from the first half. A bit late to introduce that kind of stuff, I think.
-Third world is generally a bit of a mess level-design wise. Lots of physics puzzles that don't quite work, a puzzle involving avoiding the goal ring, an anticlimactic and kind of shoddily designed final boss, just generally not as fun as the rest of the game.
-Kind of samey graphic-wise throughout, and the only boss battles are all facing the same opponent, just in different battlefields.
-You won't get much out of this game if you don't like exploring and collecting shinies scattered throughout the levels.

Aside from these issues what there is here is a pretty decent platformer. The explosion mechanic is used in various interesting ways and is an effective end-all to any other abilities. The close-range combat tends to work well most of the time, though against the flying enemies that also happen to have projectiles you always feel a bit underpowered. The levels are all quite meaty, taking 15-20+ minutes on a first playthrough. The S-ranks and speedruns both tend to be both challenging and fun to attempt, without being unfairly difficult. There's plenty of creative puzzles and a good number of platforming challenges as well. The in-game shop system doesn't really require much if any grinding to buy all the upgrades, assuming you shoot for S-ranks in every level. It's a very solid package overall. Not something I'd tell my friends to go out and buy right now you have to play it guys, but something I'd recommend for anyone interested in platformers at the very least. It's a fun game overall with only mild frustration present.
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