I’ve played many action platformers based on Hollywood films back in the day on my NES and SNES but after those console generations died out so did my love for pixel art based action platformers. I had moved on into the world of 3d games and never looked back – I honestly thought my love for old school action platformers would be gone forever. But, one night in 2017 I started browsing through the PSN store on my PS4 hoping to find a new game to play when I stumbled upon The Mummy Demastered by developer WayForward. Truth be told i had no idea this game even existed – i had seen no marketing for it or even any reviews anywhere online…and the fact that the movie was a dud….it took me by complete surprise.
So as i started viewing the screenshots and watched the trailer video the first thing that caught my eye was the kick ass pixel art – it had a resemblance to one of my all time favorite platformers Metal Slug by SNK.
So I immediately hit the checkout button, purchased the game and loaded it up – and as soon as the main menu came up with that dark eerie soundtrack I had a feeling I was in for a treat. The game hits the ground running with tight controls, awesome shooting mechanics and a dark ambient tone throughout the entire game. The soundtrack starts to kick in at certain areas and really starts to heighten the mood and action while you’re being attacked by zombies and other deadly creatures.
The boss battles are also a fun and rewarding experience and not overly difficult. I think the first boss fight was some sort of giant spider crawling along the ceiling of an underground cavern – pretty damn cool. There’s also hidden areas and relics that you can collect throughout the game but I never got around to collecting them all so I’m not sure what purpose they serve.
Unfortunately this game kind of flew under the radar and for good reason – it wasn’t marketed much…if any. If you are a fan of action platformers you owe it to yourself to try this one out…i think you’re really gonna dig it.
Have you played this game? Let me know what you think about it in the comments below.