[Beyond PlayStation] Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Review
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, from FDG Entertainment, is a game that is an absolute joy to play, improving and evolving past previous entries in the franchise. Find out why in our Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom review!
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a Metroidvania that is full of collectibles, boss battles, and many weapons and spells to find. You play as a young boy named Jin, who is trying to stop his evil uncle Nabu from turning the lands’ residents into animals. As you go deeper in the game you will realize how much of a despot Uncle Nabu is since Jin is also turned into all kinds of animals himself, so all your efforts must go into helping Jin achieve his goal of stopping Nabu.
The animals that Jin can transform into have abilities that will be very useful for your adventure. For example, the first animal Jin turns into is a pig – a literal pig -, so you will have the ability to smell out the important stuff, such as doors, coins, and treasure chests. There is also a snake who is thin enough to get through small narrow passages, a lion who can break through anything that is too strong for the others, and more. Every animal has weapons and shields to attack and protect from incoming projectile fire, as well as their own little quirks.
With this one being a Metroidvania, you will meet many enemies, and amazing bosses, each with distinct movement and attack patterns, and you will also need to do some backtracking since you won’t be able to gain access to every area until you have other abilities in your arsenal. So once you have a new transformation, more and more areas will opens up, with new secrets can be discovered and, more importantly, new upgrades, treasure chests, and collectibles. The map may look small at first, but the game ends up being a lot bigger than you think!
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is perfect in every way. It has stunning visuals, great music, and fabulous transformations and abilities to expand on your experience. There is a lot to do and see here that will keep you playing for dozens of hours. Other than some of the boss battles being a bit more challenging when compared to the rest of the game, you’re going to have a great time with Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.
This Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by FDG Entertainment.