Sunday, 23 March 2014

Wizard Wizard - a free indie platformer with hints of Super Meat Boy


Wizard Wizard is a short, but sweet, 2D platform game that apes the masochistic twitch-jumping antics of games like Super Meat Boy. The princess has been kidnapped (surprise, surprise) and it's up to you, the titular Wizard, to rescue her. Each of the single screen stages presents a locked exit door and a key, located somewhere hard to reach. Between you and said key are the usual assortment of saw blades and rotating spikey death things one would expect. Using only the power of jumping and double jumping, you must perform pixel perfect movements in order to nab the key and reach the exit. It's simplistic and very short, yet Wizard Wizard is still worth a playthrough thanks to the not-too-taxing difficulty level, basic yet charming pixel art and music, and the fact that it doesn't take itself at all seriously - owls will make comments such as "Give me $10" or the more stating-the-obvious, "I'm an owl".


It will all be over in the 10 minutes or so it takes to complete, but it's worth that tiny investment of time.

You can download Wizard Wizard completely free from Indiedb.com, here.




Title : Wizard Wizard
Developer : Crate Boy
Year : 2014
System : PC
Price : Free
Genre : Platformer