Mangavania Review (Steam)

For our Mangavania Review, Where we join the adventure as Yuhiko, a young ninja who has gone to the underworld to find a cure for his brother. Free the lost souls to advance to the next level. Find Spirits in secret places – they will tell you a story or give you advice. Explore dungeons, fight monsters and meet new friends!

Mangavania Review Pros:

  • Nice 8 Bit graphics.
  • 211.26MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • Metroidvania platformer gameplay.
  • 2D perspective.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • 29 levels to unlock.
  • Each level is timed and you get a rank.
  • Earn gems to buy new abilities or to continue.
  • Hidden collectible souls.
  • Quick restart button.

Mangavania Review Cons:

  • No graphics settings.
  • Screen tearing happens a lot.
  • No real tutorial.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Slow down in places.
  • Level design is all over the place.
  • No map system makes it a rather difficult task to enjoy.

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Mangavania:

Official website.

Developer: Alexander Nikolaev

Publisher: Sometimes You

Store Links –

Steam

  • 6/10
    Graphics - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Sound - 5/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Length - 5/10
  • 4/10
    Fun Factor - 4/10
5.2/10

Summary

Mangavania is a Metroidvania with a Castlevania atmosphere. You go through the game collecting gems from level completions and spend them on new abilities like bows, lives, etc. OK I cannot sugar coat this, Mangavania is not a fun game to play, it’s a Metroidvania without a map! Without any coherent level design where it has so much verticality and lifts that it all gets confusing and just not that great. The combat is simple yet frustrating but with no settings for anything, the performance of it all is really bad from slowdown to screen tearing. I never felt like I cared what the game had to offer and just never got on with it.

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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