GAME NAME: Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot
PLATFORM(S): Nintendo 3DS & PC
RELEASE DATE(S): PC May 15th, 2014
I love platforming games. Just love them. They are a reminder of playing video games as a kid and any time one pops up in my queue I jump at it to review. CoderChild’s Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is a game that perked my interest when I first heard about it. I’m a big fan of Bit.Trip Runner, the running platform game, and I heard this game was very similar. I knew since hardcore was in the title, I was in for an awesome challenge. Let’s just say a challenge was an understatement. There were a lot of deaths involved in this game. Cubit starts you off easy and then progressively ramps you into the depths of hardcore. You have no lives in this mode at all. What they do is count your deaths. Once you hit 100 deaths you start to get a little self conscious about your gaming. In hardcore mode you get 3 lives and have to collect stars that are crazy hard to get, they are just in places that are really difficult, hence hardcore mode. Overall Cubit has 6 levels that are laid out in a tree path similar to lots of our beloved Mario games. In order to get through every branch you have to play the game at least 3 times through. The replay value for this title is really high, there are always stars to collect and you can unlock new characters and all the achievements that are available. In regards to controls there is one, jump. Which makes it easy but timing is everything. The graphics are pretty great for an indie Steam title. It has some clean simple vector graphics mixed with hand drawn illustrations and a wide variety of color. They also released Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot for the 3DS as well. The music is catchy and is as fast paced as the gameplay.
For those who love platformers like me and who think they are hardcore or at least a little masochistic would enjoy this title. There is a variety of strategy involved in playing this as well as bit of patience needed. I was impressed by the game even though it’s simple, fun and addicting. Cubit is definitely worth checking out.