If you like your side-scrolling platformers on the brain-melting, psychedelic end of the scale, look no further than Spinch.
The game has players taking on platforming challenges inside all sorts of bright, colourful levels, making their way around complex obstacles and unique enemies along the way. According to the press release, the titular Spinch is a "hyper-agile organism consumed by the quest to rescue its litter of missing offspring from an endless invasion of misshapen and malformed offbeats and oddities". So now you know.
You'll be dashing, dodging, jumping, and launching your own children as projectiles to take down six bosses across the game's six vibrant worlds. It benefits from quick restarts with no lives or game over screens, so you'll be able to bounce straight back into the action to keep hammering away at each level.
Here's a feature list:
- Retro-styled visual wonderland with a dazzling colour explosion by award-winning Canadian cartoonist, Jesse Jacobs
- A fine-tuned platformer with tight controls to dash, dodge, and jump off surfaces to survive against neon spiders, massive rainbow worms, and bomb-dropping moondogs
- Plunge into the unique worlds ranging from neon plains, to experiment tanks, to frozen icelands, all the way to outer space!
- Face off against enigmatic bosses and shoot them down with your children as ammunition
- Inviting and replayable for everyone; a speedrunning challenge for the insane
- Soundtrack by famed Canadian artist, James Kirkpatrick, featuring compositions written on modified Game Boys and circuit-bent, hand-made instruments.
The game's set to launch on Switch on 3rd September, priced at $14.99.
If you've been looking for something a little bit different, we dare say this one will have you covered. Share your thoughts with us down below.