[PlayStation 5] Mekabolt+ Review
Mekabolt+ from Ratalaika Games and Somepx is a new take on the bite-sized 2D platformer now on PlayStation 5. Learn more in our Mekabolt+ review!
Mekabolt+ from Ratalaika Games and Somepx is a new take on the bite-sized 2D platformer now on PlayStation 5. You’ll be playing as the mechanic of the Mekapark theme park. All was going well until the robots went a bit crazy. To solve this issue, you’re going to have to explore each level as you collect all of the Ultra batteries that are needed to power up the command center to fix all of the robots before it’s too late. At least you’ll be able to manipulate all of these robots to your advantage so that you can get to the batteries!
The plus in the game’s name exists because this time around, we’re also getting 24 new levels, along with a new character with a new twist on the gameplay. For the original version of the game, you were working on collecting batteries as you avoided the robots that have gone out of control. For the new levels in Mekabolt+, you’ll control the owner of Mekapark, who will be able to collect batteries as it grabs the robots and uses them to solve a new set of puzzles. Something in your way? Grab a robot and have it shoot at the obstacle to burn it! Can’t reach a higher platform? Perhaps a robot with a spring will allow you to bounce your way to victory.
For this 2D platformer, you’ll control your character with the D-Pad or the left analog stick. Pressing the X button will allow it to jump so that you can avoid the robots or the hazards you’ll run into – such as the always classic spikes that decorate a level or that pop out of the floor if you step on them. The game’s park mechanic uses the titular Mekabolt with the Square button, which can be used to shoot at the robots. Most robots will be stunned when hit by the Mekabolt, while others might shoot out an arrow or turn around to shoot in another direction. The park’s owner will be controlled in a similar way, but pressing the Square button will allow him to grab and carry a robot. He can also push stunned robots around.
Mekabolt had a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and that is also the case for Mekabolt+. The trophy list is split into 2 Bronze trophies, 4 Silver trophies, and 10 Gold trophies, which is different from the list for the PlayStation 4 version of Mekabolt, which has 2 Bronze trophies, 1 Silver trophy, and 11 Gold trophies. The objectives that remain the same include meeting the different robot types in the game, unlocking the desert and caves areas, and obtaining 12, 24, and 48 batteries. The new trophies are for completing 5 and 10 of the challenge levels, which are the new stages where you play as the park’s owner.
Mekabolt was a fun 2D platformer on PlayStation 4, and this new and revamped version adds extra levels to complete, along with the 100+ levels in the original game. Mekabolt+ is out on PlayStation 4 with a low $4.99 price. If you’ve already played the original Mekabolt, this one is still worth a shot since it offers 24 new levels with a new character and new gameplay mechanics.
This Mekabolt+ review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.