Jet Set Knights is a platformer motion recreation wherein you play one among 4 heroes to avoid wasting the princess from an onslaught of enemies. This recreation is a boss rush, if you’ll, with waves of enemies regularly attacking. These video games are normally enjoyable for me, so let’s see if this specific one holds up.
First, you’ll be able to play solo or with buddies. I attempted the sport myself at first, and I’ve to confess I bought fairly bored rapidly. I get pleasure from enemy waves and constantly being in battle, however this recreation is kind of difficult by your self.
There are 4 knights to select from. In keeping with the product web page, the knights have “distinctive talents.” I didn’t discover any variations between them. Even after I later performed with my sister, she didn’t see any both. Every knight performs the identical manner, the place you’ll be able to run, sprint, leap, and swing your sword.
There are 5 totally different ranges, which merely have numerous backgrounds, from a graveyard to a slime space, to an icy place. The mechanics all stay the identical. I used to be anticipating the ice space to be slippery, however it isn’t. I assume the degrees have been made for aesthetic functions solely.
In every stage, Princess Kitty stands on the backside crying whereas waves of enemies, corresponding to evil pumpkins or ghosts, attempt to assault her. It’s your job to guard her. By doing so, you run amok across the small stage, leaping from platform to platform in an try and kill the enemies earlier than they get too near the princess.
Chests will seem, providing you with arrows for a brief interval. Different gadgets, corresponding to a lance or a kitty power-up, may also seem. The lance will break after a couple of makes use of, however it one-hit KOs the enemies, and it’s pleasant. The kitty power-up will flip the princess right into a kitty, and she or he’ll shoot lasers on the enemies for a short while. Different gadgets embody a pace enhance to make you progress sooner, and a stopwatch to place all enemies to sleep quickly.
You too can acquire wooden or metallic (that spawn sparingly) to construct a fort across the princess so enemies can’t get to her. The metallic can construct tower defenses that may shoot lasers at oncoming enemies till their energy runs out. It’s difficult to assemble sufficient materials to make the forts and defenses. You solely want one piece to construct one thing, however they don’t spawn typically.
After a couple of waves of enemies, a boss will seem that you could defeat to make it to the following stage.
Jet Set Knights is tough to do by yourself, although. Rather a lot is going on on the display. You additionally solely have three bars of well being. When you die, it’s important to restart from the start. You’ll stage up the extra enemies you defeat, permitting you to spice up your well being, pace, or harm.
Sadly, it turns into monotonous after some time. That is the place the multiplayer is available in. Jet Set Knights is a lot better with buddies. There’s solely native co-op, so, sadly, I couldn’t play with different buddies resulting from COVID. My sister performed with me for a short time, although, and the sport was much more enjoyable and manageable.
The story mode will also be performed with two individuals. This provides depth to the gameplay as a result of, in the event you die, it’s not “recreation over”. Your associate can revive you as many instances as wanted. The sport solely ends in the event you each die.
There’s a multiplayer battle mode the place you’ll be able to play with as much as 4 native buddies. This mode consists of three mini-games: seize the flag, defend the egg, and be the final one standing. This was enjoyable too, although it will have been higher if I had the prospect to play with extra individuals slightly than simply myself and my sister.
General, Jet Set Knights is an fascinating recreation. If you wish to take advantage of out of this recreation, you could have a few buddies to play with. It’s not an extended recreation, however it’s difficult. That is one to play infrequently for me. It’s enjoyable, however it’s additionally repetitive with not an excessive amount of to do, particularly when taking part in alone.