Save The Astronaut | Mini Review

What is it?

Save The Astronaut is a side-scroller by Open Maw Productions. You must guide an astronaut through numerous dungeons, all the while avoiding traps and keeping an eye on his oxygen levels – he always starts off with a mere 10 seconds to breathe!

Platform(s)

PC

Pros
Cons
Retro-style visuals and retro SFX are simple and appealing.
Dirt cheap.
Getting killed will actually send you back to the start without resetting your progress.
Fun to be a jewel-thievin’ kleptomaniac in order to bag a high score.
Cleverly-designed levels that are none too forgiving.
The top option in the main menu is to start a new game, not continue a previous game – you might accidentally lose progress if you’re not paying attention.
No reset button after losing all of your oxygen.
The game freezes briefly from time to time..

Verdict:

Even if you die a hundred times over, trying to save this poor astronaut is jolly good stuff, and a testament to the fact that you don’t need an overtly lengthy or deep game to have a good time.

Rating:

 

4 Stars

 

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