[PlayStation 4] Miles & Kilo Review
Miles & Kilo from Four Horses has finally made its way to the PlayStation 4! Learn more about this fun 2D platformer in our Miles & Kilo review!
In Miles & Kilo, you will control Miles, who will interact with Kilo on some levels, as he sets out to find the missing pieces from the airplane the duo were riding before it came crashing down due to a nasty storm. There are different islands for you to visit, each one with a set of themed stages to complete, with a boss waiting for you at the end of the road. Beat the boss, and you’ll be able to carry on to the next island to repeat the process.
You’ll move Milo with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping as needed with the Circle button – press and hold the button longer, and you’ll be able to jump higher. You can also use the Square or L1 buttons to jump. You can attack enemies with the X button, or use the Triangle or R1 buttons if you feel they better fit your playing style. In fact, these buttons are your action buttons, so you’ll be able to use them to slide when close to a narrow passage, or destroy a wall of not-as-fortified-as-you’d-think rocks. That’s all you need to worry about! You can also go into the options menu and activate the autorun mode, which will have your character run automatically at a steady pace.
And then there’s Kilo. When Milo comes close to Kilo, he’ll grab onto his leash, prompting Kilo to madly rush forwards as fast as possible. While doing this, you can make Kilo roll through weak rocks by pressing the X button, jumping with the Circle button to avoid obstacles or enemies. While in the air, you can also press the X button to have Kilo make a homing attack that will lead him towards a nearby enemy.
If you want to 100% the game, you’ll need to obtain an S rating for each level. To do this, you’ll need to finish a level within the time limit, collect all coins on the stage, not die, and also finish a level with all five pieces of fruit on you. Speaking of getting 100% of the game, Miles & Kilo has a full list with a Platinum trophy, which is great news for trophy hunters since this is a budget release. The bad news is that one of the trophies asks that you get an S ranking on all levels, which I suggest you take on one stage at a time so that you can find the best possible way to defeat all enemies, collect all coins, stay alive, finish a stage with five fruit, and do it all within the time limit.
Miles & Kilo is a fun, fast-paced, colorful 2D platformer that is cross-buy on PS4 and PS Vita, meaning that if you buy one version, you will get the other version for free. The game is a lot of fun to play thanks to its short and to the point levels, fun gameplay mechanics, and some boss fights at the end of each world. And once you’re done with all of it, you can do it all over again thanks to the game’s Time Attack mode, which will challenge you to complete all stages as fast as possible… perhaps without dying a single time?
This Miles & Kilo review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Four Horses.