Review: Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4)

Review: Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4)

Platforms:

  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PC, Mac

Platform/Hardware Used:

  • PSN Download
  • PS4 Pro
  • HDTV

Extras:

  • DualShock 4 Required (1)
  • Move None
Title: Slime-San: Superslime Edition
Format: PSN (1.5 GB)
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Publisher: Headup
Developer: Fabraz Games
Original MSRP: $14.99 (US), €14.99 (EU), £11.99 (UK)
ESRB Rating: E10+
PEGI: 7
A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for review purposes.
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Gameplay:
In Slime-san: Superslime Edition you play as a green goopy slime called, funnily enough, Slime-San, who can morph and dash his way through the quick and tricky levels.

I won’t waste your time explaining the story but I will mention that it’s very different from what I expected. Not that I even expected a story in the first place.

Review: Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4) Review: Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4)

The game isn’t complicated and anyone could grasp the concept. Each death means instantly restarting the level, usually with the remnants of the last slime splashing onto the floor and walls.

A green slug-like trail is also left behind so you can see where you went with each attempt. This helps with tweaking you timings or exploring other routes. It also becomes quite embarrassing when the level is covered in the stuff, highlighting your continual failures.

Once I’ve had enough torment at my poor dexterity I ventured into Slump Town for some relaxing shopping. This could be anything from buying drugs that reshape your character giving him a new playstyle, to buying some new cosmetic art for the sides of the screen. There are even some arcade games to play if you can find enough coins.

In the strange town, you can also check out some tips on playing the game and practice some of the more complicated moves. Then there’s the self-explanatory clothes shop and the Level Skipper merchant who will let you bypass a tricky level, but at a hefty price. If I were going for the Ultra Rare Platinum Trophy, I would avoid this place.

Along with the collectible coins, there are also tasty apples to collect, which serve as the currency in this odd game. These items are usually quite tricky to grab in the mad panic of the deadly levels but at least you can try as many times as you wish.

You have to be very quick if you want to get the level’s trophy and even in the first world, called Excrement Fields, I failed to get any. Maybe some drugs will help?

Review: Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4) Review: Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4)

Did I mention the game takes place inside a large worm? Well, not just a worm as this Superslime Edition has all the add-on content including an exclusive campaign for this edition. Throw in the New Game+, Speedrun, and Boss Rush modes and this game will keep you going for ages.

There are plenty of options to keep everyone happy. You can remap the controls or tweak the graphics to suit different types of color-blindness or just reduce eye strain.

Visuals:
Slime-san largely consists of three main colors. Five if you count the background. A bucket load if you count the art on the sides of the screen. But for argument’s sake, it’s really just a few.

With these basic contrasting colors, the innards of the absurdly long worm have been brought to life in gruesome detail. There is a peculiar humor seeping through this bizarre game, just take a look at the suggestively shaped first boss and you’ll know what I mean.

Audio:
Slime-san has some nice music and sound effects. Just in case you don’t like the nice tunes or the bleeps and bloops you can adjust each one in the Settings menu.

Online/Multiplayer:
This game is one player only, although the available arcade games allow another player to join. There’s no online component aside from some leaderboards.

Review: Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4) Review: Slime-San: Superslime Edition (PS4)

Conclusion:
Slime-san: Superslime Edition is a great game for anyone who likes the punishing but addictive nature of this type of one-hit kill action platformer.

Plenty of content makes it well worth picking up but be warned, the levels do get very tricky and if you’re anything like me, you won’t be happy until you have every apple and coin before proceeding to the next level. I may be playing this for quite some time.

Score:
8.0

* All screenshots used in this review were taken directly from the game using the Share functionality on the PlayStation 4.

Written by Chazz Harrington

Chazz Harrington

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