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[PlayStation 5] Super Onion Boy 2 Review

[PlayStation 5] Super Onion Boy 2 Review
EdEN
  • On February 16, 2022

Super Onion Boy 2 from Ratalaika Games and PowerSlash Studios is a 2D platformer with a retro pixel look and a chiptune soundtrack. Learn more in our Super Onion Boy 2 review!

 

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Super Onion Boy 2 from Ratalaika Games and PowerSlash Studios is a 2D platformer with a retro pixel look and a chiptune soundtrack. After a bunch of flying robots invade the forest and its surrounding areas, kidnap your friend, and try to kidnap your character, it’s up to you to help him rescue everyone who has been kidnapped and defeat all of the enemies on your path as you try to save the day! From taking a look at the game’s trailer and the screens for this Super Onion Boy 2 review, I got some old-school 16-bit Kirby vibes from the game, given its colorful presentation and simple gameplay mechanics.

 

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You’ll control the titular character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the X button. If you jump on top of enemies and hold down the X button, your character will bounce off from them – at least for most enemies – and gain some extra height for his jump. You’re going to find treasure chest that you can open by pressing up on the left analog stick or the D-Pad, which will reward with coins, hearts to give you an extra hit, or power-ups. For example, in the forest area, you’ll be able to turn your character into a ninja with a double jump ability and a power punch that can be used with the Square button.

 

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For each level, you’re going to have to get from Point A to Point B, which is to be expected from a 2D platformer. Along with this, you can collect as many coins as possible, since every 100 coins you’re going to get an extra life. Each level will also have up to five stars for you to collect, and if you grab all five you’ll also be granted an extra life. Collecting all five stars in a level is also going to be important trophy-wise, since you’re going to need to grab at least 40 of them over the 30 levels that Super Onion Boy 2 has to offer.

 

The game includes a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy. The list is a short one that includes only 11 Gold trophies. To add all of these trophies to your collection – along with that Platinum – you’ll have to transform your character into a ninja, into a mage, gain access to a magic bubble, gain an invincibility power-up, defeat the first boss in the game, and collect 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 stars. You could collect those 40 stars on the first eight levels, or you could collect them over the 30 levels in Super Onion Boy 2. The choice is up to you!

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If you’re looking for a fun 2D platformer with a colorful retro presentation, a chiptune soundtrack, and a Platinum trophy, then you should definitely check out Super Onion Boy 2. It gave me some old-school Kirby vibes thanks to its colorful presentation and minimalist 2D platforming gameplay. Super Onion Boy 2 is out as a Cross-Buy title on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 for a budget price of only $4.99.

Disclaimer
This Super Onion Boy 2 review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.

Review Overview

Fun 2D platformer with a colorful retro presentation
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