Eclipse Games has confirmed that it bringing its new title Spheroids to the Wii U eShop.
The game mixes the bubble-popping mechanics of Pang / Buster Bros. with the 2D plain-swapping gameplay of Mutant Mudds to create a unique platforming adventure in which you have to save the world from the titular Spheroids.
Here's the official PR:
Do you remember Pang! (or Buster Bros.) from the old arcade days? We certainly have fond memories from those days and that game. Didn't you ever wished someone mixed that game with proper platforming mechanics? No? Odd, we do. We probably better say, we did, since we decided to take the matter into our own hands and build a game with that premise. The result: Spheroids.
In Spheroids you take control of Lucas, a jumpy Canadian boy who sets out on an adventure with his crazy scientist companion Otto after it's discovered that the government has been hiding alternative universes from the cubic world they live in. Unfortunately, these alternative universes contain spheres that wish to turn everything round, so it's up to Lucas to save the world from these dangerous aliens: the Spheroids!
+ Platformer with unique gameplay mechanics
+ Story mode comprising of 32 levels in 8 different locations
+ Great variety of enemies and gadgets to use against them
+ Unique art-style that mixes pixel art with vector graphics
+ Original soundtrack adapted to the 8 different locations in the game
The game is due for launch on Wii U, Xbox One and Win 10 on January 5th and January the 10th for PS4 and PSVita. A 3DS version is also planned.
From the looks of it I'm not very interested.
That looks pathetic, and certainly not up to the level of Mutant Mudds.
The 3DS is over anyway, the console's dead and finished. Let's all move on.
looks like it has a way to go, but if it gets fully baked it could be really fun. Shades of bionic Commando in there too.
Looks fun. I think I'll get the Vita version. Any word on boss fights in the game?
Incoming Wii U cancelation.
Those clashing art styles look horrible.
Seems I am the only one who thinks this doesn't look that bad. Looks like a solid sidescroller.
Meh. Seems okay.
I think it looks pretty good, don't understand the negativity. I love Pang and platformers so i'm looking forward to it.
Yo dawg, I heard you like mechanics so we put in mechanics on mechanics. That's the only thing I have particularly wrong with this game.
This and Pirate Pop Plus! for some fresh PANG! action!
I liked the layer swap mechanics from Poncho and Mutant Mudds as much as the upside-down gameplay from VVVVVV and Antipole. And Spheroids has the rope-swinging from Umihara Kawase as well. Looks fun, the trailer isn't very good though.
Eclipse Games' other Wii U eShop games Super Toy Cars and Tachyon Project are a 7/10 in my book. ^^
hope its get a physical release
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