Abs Vs The Blood Queen Preview (Steam Early Access)

Abs Vs The Blood Queen Preview (Steam Early Access)

The first single-player Killer Queen experience comes home! ABS vs. THE BLOOD QUEEN is a frantic 2D platformer built directly on top of the Killer Queen Arcade engine. Run, fly, and slay your way through the undead horde as you head towards a fated showdown with the terrifying Blood Queen!

Pros:

  • Pixel art retro graphics.
  • 393mb download size.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen on/off.
  • 3 modes- Today’s run, Monthly run, and random run options.
  • Online leaderboards for each mode.
  • Endless runner style gameplay.
  • You run away from the deadly fog, you control the running so you can stop and backtrack a bit.
  • Berries-pick them up and get them to a gate in order to become a new being with power or an attack that will help.
  • Flies-collect for a score.
  • Allowed multiple attempts at the daily/monthly runs it seems.
  • A random run is a randomized level every time.
  • Fast frantic paced platformer.
  • Curious soundtrack.
  • Simple controls.
  • Not all enemies kill you and instead push you back.
  • Can use analog sticks or d-pad.
  • Multiple routes in levels.
  • Once you acquire a new power you get an extra hit point.
  • One hit one kill mechanic.

Abs Vs The Blood Queen Preview (Steam Early Access)

Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • Have to work everything out yourself.
  • No pause button in-game.
  • Can’t look down or see much of the screen when going down.
  • No Steam achievements.
  • One game mode play style all the actual modes do is change if a level randomizes or not.
  • Minimal graphic settings.
  • Slight slowdown at times which puts jumps off.

Abs Vs The Blood Queen Preview (Steam Early Access)

Summary

Abs Vs The Blood Queen is an endless runner style game whereby you must outrun the fog and collect power-ups whilst avoiding the many obstacles and enemies. It runs off the Killer Queen engine and it runs alright, only alright as the game does suffer from the slowdown at random times which is game-breaking as it messes your jump up straight away. The gameplay is good with a good randomized approach to the levels, they offer many routes and enemies don’t all one-shot kill and instead push you around. The game has a very approachable feel to it with simple controls and a simple gameplay mechanic. The thing is though it doesn’t have any tutorials, the game is the same thing over and over which is fine but it can get tiring, a little variation could break it up. Overall it’s a fine little game but it’s definitely an early access game with limited modes, limited graphic settings it does however play well. The verdict would be to sit and wait on this, I believe good things are coming.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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