FOX n FORESTS (Switch)
SynopsisFOX n FORESTS is a 2D 16-Bit style action platformer with adventure and puzzle elements! Set within a mystic forest and its surroundings, FOX n FORESTS is a stunning fable offering pixel perfect Retrotainment and rewarding challenges! The game is inspired by the glorious days of 16-Bit and all time classics like Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts, Wonder Boy in Monster World and ActRaiser 2 as well as the Castlevania and Zelda series.
Fox n Forests delivers on all angles for anyone who’s been in love with the new renaissance of retro platforming games. The beautiful artwork, exploration, and combat makes this a game that Nintendo Switch owners should welcome with open arms.
Fox n Forests can’t be faulted for its fantastically accurate portrayal of 16-bit platforming; very few indie games have managed to nail the look and sound of the SNES so well. Its season-changing gimmick also makes for some inventive moments. Where it lets itself down is in its fiddly controls and its short length, which combine to make a game that’s merely good when it could have been great.
Nintendo World Report
The Fox n Forests developers set out to create something that both looks and feels right out of the 16-bit era and it’s safe to say they accomplished just that. Not only did they deliver a truly breathtaking rendition of the classic art style, but also introduced an interesting mechanic to the already familiar style of play.
The somewhat restrictive nature of the controls of FOX n FORESTS, coupled with the lengthy stages where death means sitting multiple times through the same section, keep it from being the glowing homage to the 16-bit era and the SNES, in particular, that its fantastic soundtrack and awesome graphical design would have otherwise allowed it to be.
Den of Geek
With some jaunty chiptune themes and handsome designs - particularly the bosses, like a gigantic killer wasp - Fox N Forests has clearly been made with a lot of love, even if it doesn’t quite have the mechanical polish of Shovel Knight or the head-scratching depth of a platform-puzzler like Braid. As a fast-paced and colourful homage to a bygone era of console gaming, though, Fox N Forests comes highly recommended as a refreshing nostalgia fix.
The season-changing mechanic really helps separate it from other games in the platform genre (apart from Seasons After Fall, which we probably should have mentioned earlier), but even that mechanic isn't enough to make this feel like a completely fresh experience. It's not a classic of the genre by any means, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth your time.
Fox n Forests is still a fun platformer in the end, even if it does hold itself well short of greatness. The developers have proven that they can do great things, but hopefully they give their next outing a bit more time in development. While Fox n Forests has several frustrating design decisions, the gameplay itself is still a treat complemented by beautiful music and graphics, and the season switching mechanic adds a unique flair to the game.
Detrás de unos gráficos bonitos Fox n Forests se esconde un entretenido juego de plataformas y acción a la vieja usanza. Es completamente honesto con lo que propone y en todo momento cumple con la jugabilidad y ambiente de los 16 bits. Lo recomendamos sin problemas a los jugadores que busquen exactamente esto mismo.
Fox n Forests respecte religieusement tous les aspects de l'époque à laquelle il espère rendre hommage : des gros sprites satisfaisants aux backgrounds pixelart en passant par de gros soucis de collisions et du respawn impitoyable dont nous nous serions bien passés. Proposant de nombreuses améliorations qui servent au final comme autant de prétextes pour visiter encore et encore les mêmes niveaux assez inégaux, le jeu de Bonus Level semble avoir eu peur de ne pas en faire assez.