If you’re looking for a fun way to kill some time on the internet, and enjoy a game with solid platforming and exploration, then I got just the thing for you.
Adult Swim’s latest browser-based game from Superflat Games, Soul Brother, is akin to titles such as An Untitled Story and VVVVVV. You control the soul of a person who just recently died, and you now have the ability to possess the various creatures you come across. The catch is, you can only possess someone when you die. Doing something like jumping into a spike pit will instantly have you take control of another creature on the same screen. And since different creatures have different abilities, such as being able to move blocks or double jump, switching bodies often is vital if you plan on finding all 33 gems of wisdom.
I just finished playing through the game and I have to say it’s pretty fun. It’s not a very long game, only taking me a little under an hour to beat. Then again, I was in a rush and only got 24 of the gems. But I do plan on playing it again when I have more time, in order to get them all. Plus, I love the pixel art style. So if you find yourself bored and with nothing better to do, then do yourself a favor and check out Soul Brother. I highly recommend it.
You know, I wasn’t buying it originally. Quality gaming is just not the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Adult Swim.
Right now I’m about halfway, at 20/33 gems. I gotta say it’s pretty fun, and even though some of it is really repetitive, the music manages to get stuck in my head, one track toward the middle is pretty tight and made me think of something we’d put in a Rasengan
–For those readers not aware, it’s a former annual event we used to do in our anime club, a techno rave party with glowsticks, loud music and just being nerdy.–
But anyway, the music, especially this one track is pretty damn catchy. Brb, gotta finish it up.
The picture I saw of the game is what lured me in, because just like you, I was skeptical at first. But I’m glad I gave it a try, and I hope others do too. Looks like Adult Swim may not be a bad place to keep an eye out for indie talent.
Plus that Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars game was kinda cool; it had an awesome retro arcade vibe that really brought me back.