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[Beyond PlayStation] Aborigenus Review

[Beyond PlayStation] Aborigenus Review
  • On April 17, 2020

Aborigenus from Drageus Games is a 2D action RPG platformer now out on Nintendo Switch. Find out if it’s worth your time and money in our Aborigenous review!


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The world used to be at peace, with tribes living in floating islands, surrounded by a sea of clouds. Tribes used to live in harmony, but times have, unfortunately, changed. Tribes started to fight one another, and animals began to become more aggressive. On top of this, evil forces have awakened, and have kidnapped your fellow tribesmen. The shamans believe they will be used for evil rituals. One of those that are now captive is your bride, which is why you set out on a quest to save her, and the rest of your tribe before it’s too late.

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You’ll move your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping by pressing up (when using the D-Pad) or by using the A button. You can enter a stealth mode by pressing down on the left analog stick or the D-Pad, which will allow you to surprise attack enemies, potentially killing weak enemies with a single blow. Your throwing weapon (once unlocked) will be mapped to the ZL button, with your spear slash set to the ZR button. Your spells can be unleashed with the B, Y, and X buttons, for the Turtle Spell, Dark Power, and Crow Spell, respectively. Spells will be unlocked as you progress through the game, so you’ll only be able to use your spear attack for a while.


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As you attack and defeat enemies, you will be rewarded with experience points. Once you’ve obtained enough points, your character will level up. As you level up, you will obtain skill points, which can be used to upgrade your character. You could boost the strength of your spear attack while also boosting your overall max hit points, unlock a throwable weapon that can also be improved, boost your agility so that you can remain in stealth mode – unseen by enemies – for a bit longer, dealing a critical hit.


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Aborigenus is a short 2D action platformer with lite RPG elements that is available on Nintendo Switch for a low $4.99. For this, you will get a short adventure that will last you an hour at most, with fun and simple gameplay mechanics. It’s not for everyone, but it does help to scratch that 2D action platformer itch for a little while.

This Aborigenus review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Drageus Games.

Review Overview

Bite-sized 2D action RPG lite