Super Win the Game

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Super Win the Game is a platform action-adventure video game developed and published by Minor Key Games on 2014-10-01 for Linux, Macintosh, and Windows. The game is the second title in the Win the Game series. In the game, you play the wayfarer, a boy with a green hat who explores a strange land while searching for gems, keys, and various power-ups in order to restore the heart of the land's king. The game is mostly jumping puzzles and exploration. Like the first title, a lot of work was put into giving the game the appearance of being played on an old CRT display.

I learned about this game shortly after beating You Have to Win the Game, but I didn't buy it and play it until it went on sale on Steam.

Status

I own this game on Steam and beat it on 2018-02-16. I collected 100% of them gems, and have 26/32 achievements.

Review

  • Overall: 7/10
  • Best Version: Windows.

Good

  • The game is very enjoyable. The game mechanics are fun, it's not too challenging or too easy, and the story is interesting.
  • A lot of the negative things I had to say about the original game have been corrected in this release. There are more non-spike hazards to deal with, the NPCs make the map seem less desolate, the shortcuts help decrease backtracking, etc.
  • I like the open world aspect where the majority of the game map is available to be explored right from the get-go. Ordinarily this would create a problem where you wouldn't know where to go next, but the game employs a fortune teller (like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past) who gives you hints on where to go next.
  • The game's music is pretty good and is reminiscent of 8-bit hardware. It's not as great as some of the best games of the era, but superior to most, and a huge step up from the silent first game.
  • The CRT-emulation has been improved quite a bit from the first game, which is great for people who like that feel, however, it was still the first option I turned off.
  • I like the homages to various 8-bit era games.
  • The speed-run section was a nice addition for those gamers who like that sort of thing.
  • The SNES-themed IndieBox release was a nice addition.

Bad

  • There still isn't much variety in the game mechanics. Nearly everything in the game is a jumping puzzle or an exploration puzzle.
  • While I appreciated the new power-up of being able to survive in water/lava, the rest of the power-ups were identical to the first game.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

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