By David O’Flaherty
Hi guys and welcome to a very surprising review today. Have you ever wanted to be Jason from the Friday the 13th series but been too afraid of the gore to play the game released a few years ago? Well now you can but with an interesting twist.
Friday the 13th Puzzle Killer is one of those slider puzzle games where you swipe in the direction you want to go but don’t stop until you hit an obstacle, a hazard or your intended target.
Graphically Friday 13th is very kid-ified and cartoonish but is well presented for what it is.
The aim of the game is as you’d expect
You can also use these hazards to your advantage by scaring the human targets into them to watch them burn to a crisp, be electrocuted or drown as the case may be. But be careful, if you end up hitting those hazards yourself then you have to restart the level.
I say human targets because I’ve come across a map with an animal on there that will also run away from you but you either aren’t allowed to kill the animal targets full stop or it was a special condition for the map I was on.
Some of the maps are deceptively simple and one false move can see you being stuck in a loop that you can’t get out of unless you use the handy undo and reset functions so you can restart the level or rethink the move you just made so you don’t get yourself stuck again.
One part I particularly love about each level is that the last kill on each map has an execution mini-game which is quite easy to mess up on if you’re not paying full attention but some of the executions are surprisingly gory, then again I do have it on R rating rather than PG lol
From what I can tell Friday 13th has quite a lot to unlock on its own without any purchases required consisting of other episodes, other Jason skins and various weapons ranging from the standard machete and his bare hands to weird and whacky ones like coffee pots and sound booms.
There are 12 episodes in total and only 4 that require purchasing to unlock but each one comes with a unique Jason skin and as you can see at the full unlock for those 4 episodes with the skins is currently at £9.99 with an added weapon unlock. Is the package worth it? Tbh it’s debatable due to the amount of content that’s already unlockable without purchase but each episode seems to have quite a few puzzles to figure out so it might be worth it to those who want to do everything in the game.
All in all Friday 13th is a fun little game to get the brain ticking over and very easy to both pickup and play quickly when you have a spare 5 minutes while waiting for the bus or on your lunch break.
Overall score 7/10
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