Super Mighty Power Man for Switch platform, 3DS etc. is an arcade 2D platformer in retro style, created by a small indie studio - Box Hedge Games. The game is the developer's first project, established in 2016.
During the game we play the role of an inconspicuous boy named Corey. Pulled out of the grey life, the hero meets a bizarre cosmic Robby robot and becomes the owner of a powerful device - The Power Grasp. This technology allows him to combine with other forms of life and change into the title Super Mighty Power Man, a hero with many supernormal abilities. Only he is able to foil the plans of the ominous General Moka, who will not rest until he has completely conquered the Earth and the surrounding planets. But before Corey can face the villain himself, he has to defeat all of his army's lieutenants, who are an eccentric group of extremely powerful aliens.
The gameplay scheme does not differ too much from the two-dimensional platforming classics of the 80s and 90s. Although the creators drew inspiration from various game series, such as Castlevania, Contra, Duck Tales or Kirby, the most clear are the solutions known from the Mega Men series. The central mechanics of the game is the development and skilful use of the Power Grasp functions. Thanks to it, the hero can take many forms of Super Mighty Power Man, differing in the type of weaponry, strengths and weaknesses or special abilities. As more enemies are defeated, the Power Grasp becomes more powerful and offers more tactical options for the player.
The whole game is divided into various thematic worlds, filled with characteristic opponents. There are many ways to go through the boards, although less frequented paths are sometimes filled with treacherous traps. In some nooks and crannies you can also find unique secrets. A stay on a given planet always ends with a duel with a boss - one of the commanders of General Moka.
After a first glance at the graphic design as if in the palm of your hand, you can see the inspiration of the creators with 8-bit productions from the Nintendo Entertainment System console. The game is dominated by bright colors in a limited palette of colors and sharp edges of individual objects. The music is not far behind and presents arrangements that can even be confused with works from the Mega Man series. What's interesting, the creators also made the soundtrack available on soundcloud.com.
The game was financed through a collection on Kickstarter.
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