Mekabolt – Xbox One Review
Mekabolt is the latest game coming from Ratalaika games, now I’ve reviewed a fair few of their games over the last year and some of them are purely a way of buying 1000 gamerscore but with very little game to boot and others have been fairly enjoyable fayre.
This latest game comes from developer Somepx and is a platform puzzle game with 100 levels, you take the role of a theme park technician collecting batteries to repair robots in the park.
The levels are fairly simplistic and don’t offer a huge amount of challenge to even a reasonable player, however given the nature of the game some of the levels can be highly frustrating especially when the collision detection feels just slightly off.
It can be very cruel when you get to the final jump of a level and you graze a spike with your hair and instantly die, the only saving grace is that the individual levels are very short so even though you die you don’t go back very far.
The levels do tend to be a bit samey throughout and even in different areas, they don’t deviate from the standard too much it is mainly just the colour palette that changes with water becoming lava etc.
Some of the levels are very frustrating but others are a total breeze and you will soon work your way through the achievements too, there are only 14 achievements to complete with a lot of them being 90 points each, in all likelihood you will have finished the achievements before you finish the game, if you purely are in it for the gamer score then I can’t see you completing the levels.
Given that there is 100 levels getting to the 48 required for the later achievements is fairly easy, the majority of the other achievements you will unlock just through the usual passage of play.
Graphically the game has its own retro charm and the audio fits in very well too, the game is a fairly enjoyable way to get some easy achievements if you are that way inclined, as long as you can cope with frustration of dying multiple times on levels you’ll be absolutely fine.
Overall if you like retro platform puzzlers then you can’t really go too wrong at £4.99 for this especially if you are looking to boost your Gamerscore.
With thanks to Ratalaika Games for the review code.
Publisher: Ratalaika Games
Twitter: @somepx / @ratalaikagames