Light, digestible (indie) game reviews.
The random map layouts, enemy placement, random boss order, and abilities kept me engaged and each play-through different and unique.
*Based on updated Steam total play time.
Confused Pelican's Iron Crypticle is a brand new, better realized version of their original, Iron Fisticle. New enemies, bigger maps, more game modes, and 4 player local co-op are added perks to this fantastic top-down, twin-stick, dungeon-crawling action retro game!
It's all about getting hi-scores here; you go room-by-room destroying every monster and picking up as many fruits, coins, and abilities as you can. The dodging and shooting feel intuitive in this twin-stick shooter and the power-ups actually feel powerful like the piercing arrows or scattering ninja stars. Destroying monsters is a joy and boss battles are rewarded with the likes of giant gold carrots, which boost your score! In good rogue-like fashion, each run is a new start, map layout changes, and unlocked abilities carry over, which aids in shooting for a high-score while keeping the game feeling fresh.
Once you have survived, a New Game+ mode opens up with more challenges and rewards like harder enemies and revamped bosses. An endless mode is also available which has you going round-by-round for top score. Take a shot and see if you can emerge victorious in the Iron Crypticle!