Tag Archive: sidescroller

Spuds Quest Elevator

Spud’s Quest

Official Site || Steam Page

Spud’s Quest is an interesting attempt at combining the platformer and adventure game genres, which isn’t all that surprising given that it is heavily influenced by the old Dizzy series, though parts of it feel disjointed. This game is certainly ambitious and there are many parts of it which I enjoy, but this is definitely one of my more tentative recommendations as there are some very rough edges and in many ways it feels like two different games.

Slip Boss


Steam Page

Slip is basically Ikaruga with legs. This sole offering by the seemingly defunct Handsome Games (they and their website seem to have all but vanished after 2014) comes with a very reasonable $3.99 price for twelve fairly lengthy stages and a good bit of bonus content and polish. Outland may still be the king of color-swapping platformers, but there’s still enough to like here that the way in which Slip has so thoroughly ‘slipped’ under the radar really is unfortunate.

Psi Knuckle Alex

Psi Knuckle

Official Site || itch.io Page || Freem Page

Do you want to know a good trick for awakening your latent psychic powers? Just try punching some robots and maybe a missile or two. At least, that’s all it takes for ‘Psi Knuckle Joe’ to start flying and teleporting through the air, dodging razor blades and dashing through flames. Psi Knuckle is the newest freeware game from Bunaguchi and it’s not pulling any punches.