Duke Dashington Review
- Short levels offer exciting micro-challenges
- Levels design is smart, economic, and brutal
- Authentic retro vibe
- Movement restrictions aren't immediately clear, leading to a lot of trial and error.
A precision platformer which doles out its challenges in intense ten second servings, Duke Dashington is a frantic and fun retro adventure.
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What do you get when you splice Tomb Raider's spike-infested temples with 8-bit platforming sensibilities, then throw in a protagonist who takes styling tips from Wario?
The answer is Duke Dashington, a swipe-based retro platformer which offers healthy doses of challenge in micro portions.
As Pocket Gamer's Harry Slater discovered, getting out of a collapsing pyramid in ten seconds flat can be a tricky business. Thankfully, the struggle is generally a rewarding one.
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DescriptionDuke Dashington is a bumbling adventurer and explorer who has a bad tendency to cause the ancient ruins he is exploring to collapse, before he has even set his foot in! Fortunately, Duke is very fast on his feet, and he is determined to get the treasures inside before the ceiling collapses! Dash your way through dozens of deadly traps and puzzles, but be wary: You have only 10 seconds to reach the exit of each room, and Duke can't stop moving without hitting something first! Do you have what it takes to be the fastest treasure hunter in the world?
- Fast-paced puzzle platforming!
- Simple dashing controls! Choose from two different control styles!
- 4 vastly different temples to explore!
- Over 100 rooms of deadly traps and mind-boggling puzzles!
- Game Center achievements and leaderboards for fastest clear times!
What's New in Version 1.2- New, optional On Screen Button control style
- Changed Time Trial versions of the temples to be unlocked right after first room of first temple
- Small adjustments and fixes