(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)
There’s been a lot of “hidden gems” releasing on the App Store as of late. It seems like everytime I turn around, I’m finding something interesting and worth talking about. This one just released on May 2nd. I actually remember putting it in last week’s SNAPP Roundup, but didn’t get around to putting some decent time into it until this week.
The game is called, Diseviled by indie developers, Ivan Demidov, Max Shipulin, Katerina Mamaeva, and Benjamin Rost and was published by Y8.com.
Originally, I didn’t expect much out of the game. For some reason, the screenshots just didn’t grab me and say, “Hey! I’m a pretty good game! You might enjoy me!”. Luckily, I try just about everything before dismissing it. (Except anything with cheese on it. I hate you cheese!)
Diseviled is described as an “action platformer”. You play as a powerful warrior on a quest to save the princess from demons. When the princess is kidnapped by demons, the king calls upon you to fight through demon hordes known as the “Diseviled”.
I kept getting an old school “Pitfall” vibe while playing the game. Static rooms, swinging vines, hidden treasures. Those who have played the original Pitfall will know what I’m talking about. That’s a compliment though. You’ll be flipping a lot of switches, solving puzzles, and fighting enemies throughout the entire game.
Diseviled isn’t bringing anything new to the action platformer genre. It can be a little rough around the edges when it comes jumping sometimes and fighting can get a little tough with how your character swings (TIP: Remember to use that “guard” button!). It’s fairly short too with only 10 levels. But, luckily there is an Arena Mode where you can fight wave after waves of enemies and unlock 3 other characters all with different stats. Diseviled may not be the best action platformer out there, but it definitely surprised me. If you can look over some of the game’s faults, it just might be worth your time.