Occasionally here at Player2.net.au, we will play something that deserves your attention but probably doesn’t need a full review written for it. Be it DLC for the latest AAA title, a little indie game or even an Android/iOS title. We play these titles for a blockbusting amount of time (2 – 5 hours) and report back to you the reader on what we found. So grab your popcorn and settle in for the latest episode of Blockbuster Gaming.
Blockbuster Gaming – Caveman Warriors
PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Little indie platformers are a dime a dozen at this point. You just have to open up Steam or any of the console online stores and you won’t get past the first page before tripping over one. So it makes it hard when a game comes along that deserves to be looked at a bit closer, a game that deserves your attention and doesn’t deserve to be lost in the pack. Caveman Warriors is one such game and I am hoping that gamers find this one and don’t let it be lost to obscurity.
As I said Caveman Warriors is a platform game, one I requested a review copy for solely because of its thematic similarities to a childhood favourite of mine, Joe and Mac: Caveman Ninja. Thankfully this game has more than nostalgia going for it and I found a great platformer with some unique twists. The first thing that is noticeable is the wonderful graphical style. It put me in the mind of a Saturday morning cartoon with wonderful animation and plenty of personality present.
The real kicker with the game is the four different characters that are selectable, each with different abilities to get me through the challenging platforming ahead. The characters can be swapped on the go with the simple tap of a button so I could easily choose the most appropriate caveman for the occasion. I was also required to switch characters to get through some simple puzzles. For example, one character has a spear that can stick into walls and be used as a platform, another can charge through certain brick walls. It put me in the mind of another classic, The Lost Vikings, and while it isn’t as puzzle focused as that game it is certainly a welcome element.
The icing on the cake is that the game can be played with up to four players. I played the game on the Switch and was joined by my kids for an hour or so. It worked wonderfully and despite the extra chaos on screen, it was the perfect way to play the game. I love these sort of games where players are forced to work together to solve puzzles and tackle bosses and Caveman Warriors does this well.
Caveman Warriors is, at its heart, a simple platform game. But it brings enough new tricks and interesting wrinkles to be worthy of your time. The multiple unique characters, wonderful art style and excellent co-op gameplay are backed up by tight controls and challenging, yet fair, levels. For a low price there is a lot to like and as it is available on every modern system there is no reason to miss this one. Don’t let Caveman Warriors fall into the abyss of unremarkable indie platformers. It deserves your attention and if you are in any inclined towards a bit of platforming action there is a lot of Caveman love here for you.