Duke Dashington Review

By , on September 8, 2014
Last modified 9 years ago

Duke Dashington
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4 out of 5


  • 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.

Watch the video above to hear the full review.

Read the review transcript over on Pocket Gamer.


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