Cosmic Star Heroine is a great combination of old school aesthetic sensibilities and new school design philosophies.
Guacamelee! is a fantastic change of pace for players who want to add some beat ’em up spice to their non-linear platforming.
Gun Crazy is structurally incoherent and a visual mess. I can’t recommend it at any price.
If I were to forget why non-linear platformers are my favorite videogames, I would only need to sit down with Xeodrifter.
SteamWorld Heist has the potential for fun shooting and challenging strategy but is occasionally undermined by randomization and repetition.
SteamWorld Dig 2 is a phenomenal example of how to craft a sequel.
SteamWorld Dig’s humble approach to indie platforming makes it an enjoyable choice to fill an evening or two.
Access Denied is an adequate test of problem solving skills that fills a free evening.
Axiom Verge is a bland and derivative adventure platformer.
Halloween Forever is a whimsical and spooky throwback to 8-bit platformers, complete with the era’s difficult design decisions.