[Nintendo Switch] Hell Pages Review
Hell Pages from eastasiasoft, Ratalaika Games, and Medusa Head is a Rated M for Mature shoot ’em up on Nintendo Switch. Check our Hell Pages review!
Hell Pages from eastasiasoft, Ratalaika Games, and Medusa Head is a Rated M for Mature shoot ’em up on Nintendo Switch. After the armies from hell invade Earth, a seal has been placed to keep them at bay. Unfortunately, 37 years later, the seal of the portal tears itself, and 10 legions of demons appear on Earth. The groups start to battle among themselves to control all resources and to rule over the rest. You’ll take on the role of Bael, the most feared of all demons, who sets out on a journey to conquer Earth for himself by destroying everything on his path.
Since this one is a simple shoot ’em up, it features a simple controller scheme. You’ll move your character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, shooting with the Y button, and changing weapon mode with the A button, so that you can switch between shooting in front of you or behind. The X button is used for powerful magic attacks, as long as you have enough energy for it. Once you’re ready to go, you’ll be able to play the game in one of three difficulty settings: Easy, Normal, or Hard.
As you defeat enemies, you’ll be able to collect magical coins known as Spintriae. Spintriae can be spent at the shop between stages to purchase a variety of items to help you survive. There are vials of Lucifer’s blood to heal your wounds and recover your lost health, extra charges for your magic attack, Hell Pages that contain the information needed to enter the last room and battle Apoliom, extra continues, as well as a save pact that can allow you to continue from that stage when defeated. And if you obtain 3,000 Spintriae and talk to the shopkeeper, you might get a surprise.
Hell Pages is a traditional shoot ’em up that plays it too safe and is a bit too simple for its own good. There are no additional weapons for Bael to use, so once you’ve managed to collect a handful of power-ups, you’ll be set for the rest of the game, as long as you purchase continues and a save pact to save your progress along the way. A couple of the bosses are too cheesy for their own good, and if you don’t buy the hell pages along the way, you won’t be able to face the final boss. Hell Pages is out on Nintendo Switch with a $10.99 asking price.
This Hell Pages review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by eastasiasoft.