Kaze and the Wild Masks is a 2D platformer described by builders PixelHive as ’90s impressed’. That is undoubtedly correct, as there’s a majorly nostalgic vibe, from the marginally retro feeling paintings and music to the shortage of dialogue. It concurrently feels years previous and model new.
The titular Kaze, an anthropomorphic bunny, has fundamental controls — the d-pad or analogue stick to maneuver, X to leap, and sq. to assault large enemy greens. Beginning the sport, gamers are given the selection between two difficulties. The distinction between the 2 is minimal when it comes to gameplay, however the simpler problem setting provides far more checkpoints, and the choice to skip ranges for those who die a sure variety of instances.
Talking of problem, this recreation is a troublesome trip. Fortunately load instances are fast, as a result of the variety of deaths would turn out to be very monotonous in any other case. That is form of a double-edged sword; it makes gameplay really feel very fast-paced, however there’s numerous working in headlong, making the identical errors with out studying from them.
All through the sport, Kaze will get masks, which give her powers. They could possibly be something from a hen masks permitting her to fly, to a shark masks which permits her to swim — you get the thought. A few of these powers are extra intuitive than others; we discovered flight significantly irritating, as you have got gravity to deal with in addition to momentum from flying, which may usually propel Kaze into hazard. Regardless, the masks add good variation to the gameplay, and it’s enjoyable to see how they power you to work together with the environments. Whereas the gameplay is basically satisfying, the sport doesn’t supply a lot when it comes to story. There are cutscenes displaying what is going on on, however it’s exhausting to really feel attachment to the characters after they don’t communicate, and largely we discovered ourselves not caring a lot in regards to the plot.
Total, this can be a fast-paced, vibrant, and nostalgic expertise. It’s difficult whereas staying on the correct facet of irritating, with numerous enjoyable available. Although you won’t get a lot out of the story, you’ll nonetheless have enjoyable clearing ranges and beating time trials.