The mobile game industry is heavily dependent on multiplayer games these days. Whether these are city building games, strategy, mobas or even casual card games, each of them is common and multiplayer. Nevertheless, while most games follow this standard's competitive multiplayer in one form or another, there are also titles that focus on providing memorable single player experiences. One such game is Witcheye, a retro-style platformer with a very original and authentic gameplay mechanism.
Development and Reception
Witcheye was published by Devolver Digital renowned for its indie game publishing. . The company was founded in 2009 and has published well-known games since then, including some serious Sam titles, Hotline Miami, Shadow Warrior, and many others. Recently, the new title Witcheye was released for Android and iOS on August 15, 2019. Currently (August 20), On Google Play, Witcheye has more than 1000 installs (19659005) with an average rating of 4.6 and 80 for 80. + Reviews. On the App Store Witcheye currently has 4.7 user scores with over 30 reviews. Witcheye is a paid game and currently costs 2.99 USD in both stores. Given the fact that this game has to offer more than 50 levels with tremendous replay value, this game is very value for money.
The location child story is very simple and straightforward. The wise wizard Senexis sent a brave knight to retrieve the treasure of the witch Mabel, who lives on the deepest sea in a cave in the dark forest. In return, the wizard promised great power for the knight. The knight boldly accepts this quest and heads to the witch's lair. After finding the knight, the knight steals the witch's treasures and ingredients, becomes angry, follows him and sets up a mission to reclaim his property. Using her cunning magic, the witch turns into a flying eyeball and the adventure begins.
Location Kids are classified as platformers, but different from regular platform games. Witcheye's gameplay is very simple and easy to understand. Swipe anywhere on the screen to control your floating eyes. That way the snow will fly in the swipe direction. Interacting with obstacles during the flight will leave your eyes. Simply press anywhere on the screen to keep your eyes still. Swipe on the screen to move it again.
While playing, you will encounter various enemies with different abilities and weaknesses. In general, simply crash and remove the enemy. But still need to know their skills while doing so. For example, enemies, such as candles, can sometimes be damaged if they burn and collide with fire, so you have to wait until the fire goes out.
Some levels also contain boss type enemies. These are much stronger than ordinary enemies, have much more diverse special moves and abilities, and some of them can be quite difficult. Thankfully, almost every boss is fairly well designed, and in most cases it is clear when there is a chance of attack and the ability to avoid it. Usually each boss has a learning curve but it doesn't take long to figure it out.
Each level has a specific number of treasures to collect. There is an indicator at the bottom right of the screen, so you can easily keep track of the number of treasures collected in each level. Some of these fall from certain enemies that have been defeated, and some are well hidden, so you need to pay attention.
Witcheye's graphics are old-fashioned retro style. Everything is pixelated and the general atmosphere of the game is the same as the old 8-bit titles. Still, this is a very good thing and gives Witcheye a special feel. Despite being pixelated, the graphics are surprisingly well-finished and detailed while still maintaining a retro feel. Also the effects and animations complement the retro feel nicely, which is another bonus. If you enjoy an old-fashioned retro game, you'll love Witcheye's art style.
One of the most important things in Witcheye. Once you enter the game world, you will immediately fall in and feel the urge to progress through the levels. Also, the feeling of accomplishment when collecting all the treasures and completing the level is really good, and the developer actually followed that. Even if you miss some of the treasure, you can play the level and most levels are very short so you won't be too disappointed or bored.
The location eye's soundtrack is very good. While the music certainly has a retro feel, the quality of the soundtrack is beyond the 8-bit era, which is easy to understand and honest. Both sound effects and music will fit surprisingly well throughout the pixelated art, and you will have fun.
Witcheye is an amazing platformer that sets you apart from the ordinary. Very nice way. If you like platform games, fans of retro games, or want to try something new and different, try it. It will provide a lot of time fun and entertainment and is basically stealing given a price tag of 2.99 USD.