[PS4] Castle of Pixel Skulls Review
Castle of Pixel Skulls from Josep Monzonís Hernández and 2Awesome Studio is a challenging single-screen 2D action platformer on PS4. Learn more in our Castle of Pixel Skulls review!
Castle of Pixel Skulls from Josep Monzonís Hernández and 2Awesome Studio is a challenging single-screen 2D action platformer on PS4 with a minimalist art style. You play as a reanimated skeleton who finds itself inside of a haunted castle. To escape, you’ll have to help it overcome the 40 levels that are split into four chapters, with a difficulty that increases at a steady pace. You’ll only need to get from point A to point B in each stage, reaching the door that will allow you to move on to the next stage.
Because of this, the controls will be simple and to the point. You’ll move the skeleton with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the D-Pad as needed. This will allow you to avoid spikes, moving spikes, spikes that pop up from the floor or the walls, lava pits, fireballs that jump out of said lava pits, undead skeleton warriors, platforms that appear and disappear at a steady pace… and a mix of all of the above.
Castle of Pixel has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and it’s a short list that is split between eleven Gold and a single Silver trophy before you can hear that Platinum trophy pop. The objectives for unlocking these trophies include jumping 10, 25, and 40 times, dying five, ten, and twenty times – which will happen as you learn more about each stage’s layout and hazards, for completing the first level, for doing this without dying, and for completing five, ten, fifteen and twenty of the game’s 40 stages.
If you’re looking for a challenging single-screen 2D platformer with a minimalist art style and a Platinum trophy for a budget price, then Castle of Pixel Skulls can do the trick, since it’s out on PlayStation 4 with a $4.99 asking price. The levels do reiterate on what previous stages did, presenting a similar layout that has been edited by adding a lava pit here, a set of spike blocks that move in a diagonal pattern over there, and some extra enemies to get in your way. Depending on your experience with similar games, you could complete all 40 stages in a little over an hour or so.
This Castle of Pixel Skulls review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provide by 2Awesome Studio.