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Platformers have come a very long way since the days of the Amiga and the Sega Mega Drive and while I still love them, I'm always keen to see how developers can tweak the basic idea. Neko Ghost, Jump! seems like it hits the sweet spot for this.

Combing gameplay from 2D and 3D platformers, enabling you to tap a button and switch between modes. It's a wonderful way to blend the two together. Not just for show though and more than a gimmick, as you will need to switch between the two to overcome obstacles.

Certain things can only be done in 2D while others in 3D and it's actually good fun. A little rough in places as expected from a demo with a few texture issues, plus the controls feel a bit too slack with your character sliding and floating a bit too far. Other than that, it could be a great platformer when finished.

Feature Highlight:

  • 2D and 3D perspective switching to get through puzzles in each level
  • Unique enemies and bosses in each biome (7 at launch)
  • Leaderboards in every level (and a 100% completion one), are you number one yet?
  • Character customization at your home

Originally made for a Game Jam, the team at Burgos Games decided they had something there and so they're pushing it forwards into a full game. You can see a comparison on how far it's come in this linked video.

There's a demo up on Steam now with a release "Coming Soon". Also, the developer mentioned to us on Twitter that they're looking for beta-testers, if you're interested in helping you can ask on their Discord Channel.

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kokoko3k 10 Feb
So, either i've to buy another PC, or i just can give the one i own to my daughter and forget gaming for a while...

...

...nope, I think i'll pass.


Last edited by kokoko3k on 10 February 2020 at 1:14 pm UTC
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There was a Mario game like this, I believe for the 3DS. Was it Paper Mario? Super Mario Galaxy on the Switch has a few 2D sections.

I'll have to give this game's demo a try. The kids might like it. I like the screenshot with all the arrows because my youngest would have more fun with that direction included.
hagabaka 10 Feb
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Fez also had a 3D mode which you needed to use in order to solve some puzzles. However you could only look around in it and not move.
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