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[Beyond PlayStation] Sigi - A Fart for Melusina Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Sigi – A Fart for Melusina Review

Rescue Melusina from Ivan Stinkup (Brother… you’ll get that later). Start your journey to find Melusina, and convince her to be your true love. Learn more about this one in our Sigi – A Fart for Melusina review!


Sigi – A Fart for Melusina – Switch Release Trailer [NOA]

Take down hordes of goofy enemies and crazy bosses. Earn riches, find long lost holy artefacts and make your way up to the top of Mount Stinkup! Super tight gameplay and wonderful pixel graphics make Sigi a light-hearted and loving 8-bit adventure to enjoy.

– 8-bit pixel graphics and chiptune soundtrack (Saskrotch) !

– Detailed animation, parallax backgrounds, and solid game design.

– Hordes of goofy enemies and unforgettable boss fights.

– Secret caverns full of loot to collect and long lost artefacts to find.

Collect all letters and hidden treasures to complete 100% of the game!

Platformer junkies and speedrunners could finish Sigi in around 30 minutes!

For everyone else, completing the story mode will take roughly 1 hour.

But beware! Aiming for a score of 100% will put you to the test!

Are you a standard player or a gamepad master?

Sigi – A Fart for Melusina is a new game combining the formulas from Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Super Mario Bros. You star as a knight named Sigi who is on a quest to find a chesty (yes chesty… this might be a reoccurring theme) mermaid that was kidnapped.

The game is a 2D sidescroller featuring 20 levels, and you can complete them all in under an hour – my first playthrough said my play time was 34 min. The gameplay is simple to play since as you move Sigi, you will encounter platforming obstacles and enemies. You will find several enemies, from ghosts to zombies, skeletons, bats, witches, plants that spit fire and more. You have a few options to dispatch them, including jumping on their heads and using different weapon types you find, including swords, daggers, axes, and chicken wings. They all seem to have a different trajectory, with the sword traveling straight, the daggers being throw up and falling down on an angle, or axes that do an arc when thrown. You wield one at a time, and different icons on the screen will switch them if you want.

In each level, you will find the letters for the word Sigi. Some might be hidden behind walls that you need to destroy, but if you can find all four letters, you will get an extra life. You will also get extra lives for netting 100 coins, which is easy to do in the early levels, but in the later ones, they will be harder to secure. Nothing in the levels should be too hard for you to get through, so you won’t really need that many lives to get to the end, but having extra lives on the side doesn’t hurt, right?

The game does have five major bosses to defeat, and if you’re not careful, they will eat up your lives up. You get three hearts, but bosses have 10, and one hit doesn’t mean their heart goes away! All the bosses have a specific pattern for you to analyze, and once you learn them, you should be able to beat the bosses without much trouble… and after dying a few times. All the bosses seem to be parodies of characters you might know from pop culture, so I won’t mention them here as to not spoil all the surprises.

The game has a simple 2D aesthetic which really gives me Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts vibes from when I enjoyed that game on my Super Nintendo back in the day, although this game is certainly not as challenging and demanding. The music is good as well, keeping me busy in the game, giving off a creepy feel that definitely fits the overall theme.

I did mention earlier that I completed the game in about 34 min according to the final screen, but it gave me a final score of 54%, although I have no idea what I did to earn that score or how I can improve it. It would have been great if the team had elaborated at the end of the game on what you did and what you need to do to bump up that score to 100%. Speedrunners are definitely going to love this game since it features levels that are short and to the point.

Final Thoughts

Sigi – A Fart for Melusina is a fun indie game. It’s easy to play in regular levels and has some tougher bosses to defeat but, in the end, you can certainly complete this one rather quickly. That being said, the game is only $5 on the eShop, so that bit of information might let you know if you should get this one or if you’re better off skipping it.

This Sigi – A Fart for Melusina review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Sometimes You.


Review Overview

An okay platformer that could be fun for speedrunning