Welcome to our Aldred Knight Of Honor review. Priced at just 89p until October 15th, where it becomes the still low price of £1.79, Aldred Knight Of Honor is a short game but is it any good? You’re about to find out what I think.
- Aldred Knight Of Honor
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch
- Reviewed On: Nintendo Switch
- Developer: QuByte Interactive
- Publisher: QuByte Interactive
- Multiplayer: None
- Available: 8th October 2019
- Price: £1.79 (U.K), $1.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 3 (UK/EU), E (U.S)
- Review Code Provided
A 2D platformer, Aldred Knight Of Honor tells the story of Aldred, the most powerful swordsman of the Divine Flame. As Aldred, you’ll embark on an adventure over 20 different platforming levels to rid the world of great evil. Admittedly I didn’t find the story, or whatever there is of it too interesting and don’t really have much positive or negative to say about it.
I do, however, have some positive stuff to say about the gameplay, especially since this is such a cheap game. As a 2D platformer, it plays just as well as similar games priced much higher and looks just as good with its classic art styling. The platforming, although sometimes challenging is smooth and easy to get the hang of, although some parts will require a bit of patience as you wait for the right moment to jump onto a moving surface or run under a shower of fireballs.
As well as the aforementioned moving surfaces and fireballs, Aldred is packed full of plenty of challenging platforming moments such as spinning blades, spike pits, and falls. It’s also home to a few different enemies, although admittedly it doesn’t seem like there are too many different types and while they sometimes can be a slight challenge, they’re often easy to kill just by standing a few steps away and hitting as they move, which spoils it a tiny bit. As well as the small enemies, you’ll encounter some bosses too and these are a bit more of a challenge and require a bit more moving, dodging, and attacking to successfully defeat.
Despite there not being many levels, each level in the game is well varied with different layouts and more and more obstacles added as you progress. The levels are split across three diverse maps and are entered from the map screen in a similar fashion to a typical mobile game.
When the levels get longer, a checkpoint system is introduced and it’s at these checkpoints that you can visit the merchant and buy things like health replenishments and permanent upgrades for Aldred, using coins you collect from beating monsters up.
Each level also features three collectibles for you to find aswell as a person for you to rescue. Finding these things will require you to explore every path you find, which means more obstacles for you to overcome as you search around. Admittedly exploring the levels is fun, even if it doesn’t do much other than net you some collectibles.
As you play through the game, Aldred will acquire new weapons and spells to aid in his quest against evil. Weapons such as a sword and axe really come in handy up close and personal while magic like a fireball is great for shooting at enemies from a distance.
There’s not much more to say about this cheap and short, yet pretty good game. If you currently have a quid and want to buy a new game for your Switch, then I would recommend this, it’s well worth it, heck it’ll even be worth it when it’s up to £1.79. All round a good take on the game type and priced very well indeed.
That concludes our Aldred Knight Of Honor review. To purchase the game on the Nintendo eShop, check out the links below.