[Beyond PlayStation] Octahedron: Transfixed Edition Review
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition is the definitive version of the fast-paced, hectic, and colorful 2D platformer. Learn more in our Octahedron: Transfixed Edition review!
As Octahedron: Transfixed Edition starts, we get to see a cutscene showing a man inside of a cabin out in the woods, enjoying the warmth of a lit fireplace as the night grows darker. He, for some reason, walks outside of the cabin, venturing deep into the woods, when he sees a bright, blinking light. Itâ€™s the octahedron, an eight-sided polyhedron. When he touches it, he ends up gaining new powers, while being transported into a neon-infused electronic world, with the titular octahedron for a head.
In Octahedron: Transfixed Edition you will be controlling a colorful minimalist representation of your avatar, as you run and jump from point A to point B in each stage. You will jump with the B button, creating platforms out of thin air by pressing the Y button â€“ or the R and ZR buttons. Hold any of these buttons when creating a platform, and you will use this newly minted platform to surf the air. You have a set limit of platforms you can use any time you jump, and once that limit reaches zero you wonâ€™t be able to create new platforms until you touch solid ground. New gameplay mechanics will be introduced as you progress into new worlds, which is great since it helps to keep the experience feeling fresh from start to finish.
There are many objectives for you to aim for as you take on each of the 50+ levels that Octahedron: Transfixed Edition has to offer. There are medals for getting 100% in each level, which includes destroying all the light bulbs in a stage so that you can then grab the flowers that will bloom higher in that stage, along with collecting all of the glowing energy triangles floating around here and there. Thereâ€™s another medal for completing a level without dying â€“ the aptly named Deus medal, as well as a medal that is new for the Octahedron: Transfixed Edition on Nintendo Switch, which is awarded for completing a level within the time limit.
Along with the tight gameplay and solid platforming action, something else that stands out is the most excellent soundtrack for Octahedron. I had a great time playing the game for this Octahedron: Transfixed Edition review on Nintendo Switch, running, jumping, and creating platforms along with the beat. Each song is directly tied to the overall rhythm youâ€™ll need to take into consideration as you take on the platforming action. Hazards and enemies will move in tune with, well, each tune, so I definitely recommend you play this one with the volume cranked up to the max when in Docked mode, or that you wear headphones when in Tabletop or Portable mode. You should check out the gameâ€™s soundtrack and buy it since itâ€™s definitely worth the $9 asking price.
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition features an in-game awards system for which youâ€™ll unlock new awards as you complete a series of objectives. These include starting a game, beating each of the worlds in Octahedron, beating the game, collecting all tetrahedrons, getting 100% of the medals, collecting all of the par 100% medals, as well as completing specific actions in some of the stages in the game, to name some examples. Itâ€™s a varied list that will keep you busy for many hours.
Octahedron is an excellent neon-infused rhythm-based puzzle platformer, and thanks to the Transfixed Edition, we get the definitive version on Nintendoâ€™s console with extra medals to collect, new challenges, and extra unlockables that make this a must-have. The game is out on Nintendo Switch and itâ€™s a good one you should add to your collection for only $12.99.
This Octahedron: Transfixed Edition review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Demimonde.