Nintendo Game Review - Typoman
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Typoman is a platform puzzle game with a unique word-based twist that sets it apart from others in the same genre. The November 2015 release was developed and published by Brainseed Factory.
Typoman has excellent two-dimensional graphics. There aren’t many games out there that look good with dark color palettes, but this one doesn’t disappoint. The darkness emphasizes the misery and hopelessness in a world taken over by pure evil. Another remarkable feature of Typoman’s graphics design is the smooth character animation. The background is stable, and the motion is fluid as the character moves from one platform to another.
This platform puzzle game follows the story of Typoman, a hero who finds himself trapped in a world engulfed in darkness and destruction. He must make his way through different dangerous paths in search for the power needed to defeat the source of all this evil.
It has a unique gameplay twist that involves spelling as one of the character’s special powers. As you go through different parts of the game, you will come across various obstacles that require you to spell a solution into existence. For example, you could write ‘open’ to unlock a sealed passage. You can also use these words to fight enemies and manipulate items on the screen.
However, not all word arrangements will come in handy. Some are traps that you need to look out for. The trick combinations automatically rearrange themselves to materialize dangers that could kill Typoman. The risk will force you to think fast and identify any potential threats.
The game is only available in single-player mode.
You can play Typoman for Wii U on the platform’s GamePad controller. It has numerous control options that will allow you to make the most out of your gaming gadget indeed. The device makes it easy to complete different challenges with accuracy and efficiency. Whether you are jumping over laser guns or rearranging words to get yourself out of a fix, this game will keep you sufficiently active and occupied.
Replay Value: 2.5
The game’s replay value is average at best. This is because it relies heavily on puzzle solving. Once you have figured out which words help and which ones to avoid, the game might become a little boring. The lack of alternative storylines and endings also lowers the game’s replay value. The final blow is the fact that there are no collectibles or performance rating systems to keep things interesting.
One thing Typoman has going for it is the gameplay uniqueness. It’s not only intense and exciting but also has a plot you may not come across with any other video game. The impressive graphics are also something you will enjoy when exploring the different parts of this dark world. The monochromatic color scheme perfectly suits Typoman’s very eerie vibes. The only major drawback with this release is its relatively low replay value.
Buy Typoman and get to use fun wordplay to save this desolate world from the evil that has engulfed it.
Pros : It has amazing graphics.
The gameplay is unique.
Cons : Not really worth replaying.
Replay Value 2.5