Review: Vulture Island – A retro platformer with both charm and challenge
0 Flares 0 Flares ×Donut Games’ Traps n Gemstones was an exemplary mobile metroidvania, impressing through both its smart level design and pulp adventure atmosphere.
Vulture Island may trade that adventurer for marooned survivors, but the well-crafted design and retro charm remains.
An island getaway
While Vulture Island isn’t a metroidvania, surprisingly it transplants many of that genre’s aspects to the Mario-inspired platformer. You enter levels from an overworld map, with each character having their own unique route to travel. Within those levels are NPCs to talk with and rescue, items to find or buy, and secret areas to explore.
But furthermore, you can’t always complete a level on your first attempt. Much like a metroidvania, you’ll need to find items in other levels to help you get past their obstacles, ranging from an impassable wall of flame or a cage that must be opened.
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