Review By Kerith Busby
Eternum ex is very heavily influenced by the old school 80’s cabinet video arcade games where it clearly takes the 16bit graphics style and a lot of the platform-based gameplay mechanics, you can tell straight away that the game has been heavily influenced by the likes of Ghouls and Ghosts where even the font styles will take you back to those classic games along with the soundtrack to the game.
You are playing the part of Sir Arthur who has gotten old, too old in fact. He has lost everything in life that he loved so has decided to set off for Samarnath, evil subterranean kingdom in the search of treasure but most importantly the 5 magical orbs which together will provide eternal youth
The game has 5 worlds to the game with each one getting progressively more difficult as you progress, you will need to take note of the enemies how they move and most importantly be quick in your jumps and strikes to keep sir Arthur alive and heading along his quest.
It is a true retro style game which will appeal to the hardcore fans of the genre along with anyone who didn’t grow up with that style of game but wants to experience some of the gaming that a lot of us fell in love with growing up.
There are 2 different ways the game can be played, you can go for the traditional method where you have a set number of lives and continues and you can save
There are many different monsters and demons you will encounter as you travel through the levels and there are power ups that last a short time that can really get you out of a bind if used at the right times. The game is easy to pick up and get into with simple but easy to grasp mechanics of jump hit and occasionally shoot at the monsters trying to kill you.
The game was easy to get into even if I did start to get a bit annoyed with dying all the time. I would give it 6/10 myself though I feel it would appeal to the enthusiasts of the old school gaming genre very highly it is just not for me.