Slime San is a neat platformer about an innocent slime trying to escape the belly of a giant worm.
Note: I received a review copy of this game from Headup Games.
This game is fun. There’s no other way to put it. It’s fast paced fun that never lets up from the moment you start playing it. I’m about 25 stages in and I’ve died more times than I can count. It’s hard because I suck at games like this, but I’m having a blast and I even managed to snag a trophy by clearing a boss room in under a minute.
Maneuvering around is really neat. Since we’re controlling a slime you can see the green ooze leak from it after every action it performs. At first, things started off really easy. I was clearing stages on my first try and was pretty confident in myself. That confidence quickly faded after I reached stage 11 and found myself combining everything I’ve learned to quickly advance to the next room before the stomach acids could reach me. Did I mention the acid? There’ a timer on every stage that you can see in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Once this timer runs out the stomach acids will begin to fill up the entire stage. Some times the timer runs out incredibly fast and I have to race against the acid to make it to the other side of the room.
If there’s a brittle looking wall in the way I can knock it over, but that’s as offensive as this game gets. There is no combat whatsoever and that works in this game. The stages are well designed, the soundtrack is an excellent throwback to retro games, and the gameplay is great. This game is only $11.99 on the Switch and it’s worth it. It should be noted that I made a mistake on the soundtrack yesterday when Chuck, Brad, and I were talking about this game. I said it only had a single track, but I was wrong. The full soundtrack can be found below.
Slime San also has multiplayer, but it’s really stupid. The main game isn’t multiplayer only the arcade games that you’ll eventually have access to. I don’t plan on wasting any time on those games. When I read the local multiplayer tag I assumed it was for the main game. It’s not a deal breaker, but it could be for some of you that want to play a game like this with your friends.
Slime San is the platformer that I’ve been looking for. It’s super challenging and keeps me on my toes. I can’t wait to experience all 100 stages (200 if you count new game plus).
I prefer playing this game on the TV because I like using the d-pad on my pro controller, but it’s perfectly playable in handheld mode too. My hands did start hurting after an hour of gameplay on the fragmented d-pad on the joy-con. When I played with the pro controller my hands didn’t hurt at all.