Spoiler Alert! You’ve Already Played This Game. Probably.

By Eugene . March 22, 2014 . 3:31pm

 

Rushing to the end is the point of playing a game, right? I mean, we want to finish it after all (most of the time anyway). Turning it on its head makes for a change of pace in Spoiler Alert! The side-scrolling platformer admits you’ve already killed the big bad and saved the princess, but doesn’t let on to why we have to now go backwards in time to go forward in the game.

 

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The game will boast some 100 levels spread across four worlds, and plays out from right to left like a Japanese manga. Players have to figure out when to jump or not jump to avoid time paradoxes and gain or lose powerups. It will also feature an endless mode and level editor.

 

Sure, Spoiler Alert! isn’t the only game to mess with the concept of going backwards in time (Braid and Retro/Grade come to mind) but we’d like to see how this hand-drawn style platformer plays out, especially with the possibility of having to invert our minds so used to always pressing the right direction pad.

 

Spoiler Alert! is planned for a PC launch first, followed by smartphone releases.


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  • revenent hell

    Im torn the art style is kind of…. well frankly its horrid to me but I like games like this , the premise that is…. It sounds fun but I think it might take me a while to get over the art style before I can say whether I will be purchasing it or not….. Depending on price im goona have to run with a “maybe”.

  • Kaihedgie

    I forgot the name of it, but there was a shoot ‘em up that had this exact same premise

    • revenent hell

      Oh if you remember please tell me the name.

    • Hausuke

      Retro/Grade?

      • Kaihedgie

        Yeah, that’s the one

  • Hausuke

    I remember playing a Mario fan-game that was basically this.

  • Akemi Homura

    I misread that opening paragraph and immediately thought of Samurai Jack. I miss Samurai Jack.

  • JustThisOne

    Ahaha, what a cute concept! He kind of looks like a miscoloured banana. :>

  • ninjabart122

    I’m interested in seeing how this compares to No Time to Explain.

  • SlickRoach

    Looking at the art style I thought it was a Behemoth game at first like Alien Hominid and Castle Clash but the concept seems pretty funny and interesting to learn.

  • Mar Mar

    Is that a chili or a red banana?

    • LastManStanding

      Says on the video: he’s “Chili Pepper Knight”. He’s totally a red banana though. Also, he’s rad.

  • alfare

    So, we’re supposed to play this guy by running backwards? O.o

  • Shady Shariest

    This looks like a ton of fun…
    Interesting idea, too…

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