Welcome to our Witcheye review. Witcheye is a 2D platform game now available on Android and iOS devices. Whilst it’s a standard platform affair for the most part, it does feature a rather different approach to the controls.
- Platforms: Android, iOS
- Reviewed On: Moto G6 Play (Android 9.0)
- Developer: Moon Kid
- Publisher: Devolver Digital
- Multiplayer: None
- Available: 15th August 2019
- Price: £2.79 (U.K), $2.99 (U.S)
- Age Rating: PEGI 3 (UK/EU), E (U.S)
- Review Code Provided
Witcheye’s story is nothing amazing but it works none the least. You are a witch chasing down a knight that has stolen some of your jewels and ingredients to a potion you were working on. As you chase the knight down you’ll venture through several lands all with different themes.
Typically, platformer games will have you jumping around as you make your way from one end of a level to the other, Witcheye, however, doesn’t do this. Instead, you take control of a floating witch’s eye. This means you don’t jump but instead navigate the eye up, down, left and right using nothing but your finger. There are no virtual on-screen buttons present here, you just use your finger to destroy enemies and work your way through the levels by avoiding obstacles.
While the control scheme is easy to get to grips with, I have found it can be very temperamental, with slight swipes causing the eye to shoot off to fast, therefore missing a gem before it disappears or flying into an enemy and losing some health.
The levels in this game are pretty short with most taking no more than a minute or so to complete. You’ll come across some monsters and a mini-boss to fight. Each level also features some green gems and a blue gem to collect. These gems tend to be in the possession of the monsters you attack, so if you’re after all the gems in each level be sure to take out each one you see.
At the end of each world, you will come across a main boss fight. These tend to be slightly more challenging than the levels and will take some users a few attempts to pass. Like the small level monsters, the idea is to bounce on them to give them damage, but at the time avoiding anything such as sharp points on their body or whatever they’re wearing.
As well as the standard easy difficulty, Witcheye also offers a hard mode but unfortunately, you’ll have to complete the game on easy to unlock this. It would have been better to have this option available from the get-go rather than forcing users to play through on easy mode first.
Also locked until you complete the game the first time are some extra modes such as boss rush mode and speed run. These modes ensure a bit more playability once the main game is fully complete.
In conclusion, Witcheye is a pretty decent little platformer with a different take on the game type altogether. The controls are easy to get the hang of but are sometimes a bit of a pain. if you’re after a cheap and cheerful game to play on the daily commute, I would recommend this one.
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