[PlayStation 4] Funtime Review
Funtime from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild is a colorful and fast-paced twin-stick shooter that is a blast to play on PS4. Learn more in our Funtime review!
Funtime from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild is a colorful and fast-paced twin-stick shooter with different gameplay modes and challenges that will test your skills every step of the way. Gameplay in Funtime is split into two different modes: Challenge and Arcade. Challenge will be split into 54 different stages where you’ll aim to complete one of the different challenge types. These can be Escape, Survival, Timed Survival, Time Attack, Funtime, Zones, and Waves. Depending on which type of challenge you’re taking on, you can get up to a three-star rating if you manage to beat the score or time limit milestones! And on top of this, there will be online leaderboards for each challenge so that you can try to get to the #1 slot!
For Escape challenges, you need to try and reach the end of the level as quickly as possible. In Survival challenges, you need to score as many points as possible while avoiding taking damage, or else your multiplier will reset to 1.0x – you’ll continue to play until you lose all of your health. In Timed Survival, you’ll have to survive for as long as possible. For Time Attack, you must score as many points as possible before time runs out. Funtime will mix things up by adding a wrecking ball tied to your spaceship, and you need to pay attention to the color of the wrecking ball since unless your ship is of the same color, you’ll be damaged when you touch it.
You’ll move your spaceship thingy with the left analog stick, aiming and firing away at everything with the right one. You can use a boost with the L2 button, as well as a smart bomb with the R2 button… as long as you have enough charges left! The game is a very colorful experience, which is why it makes sense that color plays an important role in this game. You’ll have to change color around between yellow, green, red, and blue by pressing the Square, Triangle, Circle, and X buttons, respectively, so that you can go through attacks of that color unharmed, as well as boost your score in levels where your ship leaves behind a color trail on the grid of the arena, which will triple the score of all enemies of the same color you defeat when they’re moving on top of said colored grid section.
Trophy-wise, Funtime offers a varied list of trophies to unlock on your path towards gaining a new Platinum trophy for your collection. There are some trophies that will be awarded for progressing through the different stages in Challenge Mode, a couple for scoring a ton of points in Arcade Mode, one for surviving for 50 waves in Arcade Mode, and the rest will be for defeating the bosses in the game, obtaining at least a one-star rating in every level in Challenge Mode, achieving a three-star rating in every single level in Challenge Mode, destroying an enemy by having it cross the same colored path, or for earning at least 50,000 points with a single bomb, to name some examples.
Funtime is a fun, colorful, and fast-paced twin-stick shooter with plenty of content to enjoy. Trial and error is a must in this one since you’ll be learning more and more about the movement and attack patterns of each enemy type, as well as what hazards you’ll be going up against in each of the many levels you can take on. Funtime is out now on PlayStation 4 with a $14.99 asking price, and it definitely has a lot to offer, making it an easy recommendation for Sony’s last-gen console – and a game you can enjoy on the PlayStation 5 as well!
This Funtime review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild.