[Beyond PlayStation] Landflix Odyssey Review
Landflix Odyssey from Fantastico Studio is a 2D action platformer that parodies a handful of TV shows in a Nintendo Switch adventure. Learn more in or Landflix Odyssey review!
Landflix Odyssey from Fantastico Studio is a 2D action platformer that parodies a handful of TV shows. You play as Larry, your average guy who just loves to enjoy binge-watching his favorite TV shows… until one day, something truly bizarre and fantastic happens! Since he was busy watching one of his favorite shows when the remote’s batteries ran out, he quickly grabbed the fluorescent batteries that were just begging to be used – batteries that were certainly not ordinary! As soon as he did this, the remote sent an interdimensional signal to the TV, which ended up sucking him into the worlds of the very shows he likes so much.
Your quest will be to recover the five fluorescent batteries that brought him into his TV in the first place, which have been scattered in each of the five TV shows you’ll explore. As for the shows you’ll play through as Larry in Landflix Odyssey, they are Peculiar Stuff, Elder Thrones, Blindevil, Going Mad, and The Standing Zombie, which are based on Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Daredevil, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead, respectively.
The controls for this 2D action platformer are simple and to the point. You’ll be moving with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the B button, and burping with the X button. Yes, you read that right, burping. The Y button will be for a special power, which will vary for each TV show. You’ll also be pushing crates to help you reach spots that would otherwise be out of reach, and can defeat enemies by jumping on top of them. Larger enemies will first need to be stunned with your burp before you can jump on top to defeat them.
You can play any of the TV shows in whichever order you want, so you can choose the one that intrigues you the most and take it away. Each of the episodes for these TV shows will have many gold coins for you to collect, as well as some blue tickets that will be a bit rarer. And no, collecting many coins won’t grant you an extra life since, in Landflix Odyssey, you have infinite lives! When you die, you will quickly respawn at the last armchair you touched, which will act as the game’s checkpoints.
Coins will be used to unlock more episodes for the season of each show that you’ll be playing, which is why it’s important you always aim to collect as many coins as possible in each episode. Collecting all coins for an episode is something I advise you do every step of the way because the price for unlocking episodes will only continue to increase as you progress through the game. As for the blue tickets, which will sometimes be hiding behind fake walls or in hidden areas, they can be used to unlock the extras for each TV show, which materialize as a bonus episode you can play for each season.
As for the hazards you’ll have to avoid and the enemies you will have to defeat, they vary from TV show to TV show. For example, in Peculiar Stuff, you’ll be avoiding spiky vines, deadly water, acid, blobs of slime, bats, giant spiders, soldiers, and monsters while exploring the other dimension. For The Standing Zombie, you’ll be going up against slow zombies, running zombies, chubby zombies, zombie dogs, members of a gang called the Brewers – who are not happy to see you -, barbwire, and pits with spikes. Oh, and the zombies can’t be killed and will come back to life after a few seconds.
Landflix Odyssey is a fun 2D platformer that parodies a bunch of beloved TV shows presented in a colorful package that pays homage to the source material while also taking shots at them with some lighthearted puns here and there. Do know that it’s a Rated M for Mature game, which means that it’s not going to be for everyone. Landflix Odyssey is out now on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 asking price.
This Landflix Odyssey review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Fantastico Studio.