Orebody Blinders Tale Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

Blinders Tale Review is a linear platform shooter for the NES that takes place in the alien world of Orebody. As an orphaned battle bot named Binder, players fight their way to the Floating City of Galvanstad, a hovering A.I. fortress, to confront their makers and avenge the death of their mentor.

Orebody Blinders Tale Review Pros:

  • Decent 8 Bit graphics.
  • 346MB download size.
  • Display settings – CRT filter, frame, aspect (pixel perfect/widescreen/4:3), color palette (vanilla/game child/game child contrast/virtual child/greyscale).
  • Sound test menu so you can listen to any music track in the game.
  • 8 bit inspired soundtrack.
  • Action platformer gameplay.
  • Tutorial signs as you play.
  • Old school presentation.
  • Feels like a modern NES game.
  • Two games in one – Orebody Blinders Tale and Orebody Sand Ripples.
  • Orebody Blinders Tale has three game modes – novice, advanced, and boss Rush.
  • Orebody Sand Ripples is a puzzle game where you push blocks into holes.
  • High-res instruction manual.
  • In-game still screen and text cutscenes.
  • Tight controls and feels good to play.
  • Save and load when you want.
  • You can shoot in three directions, jump, duck, and shoot.
  • The main game plays a lot like a Mega Man game.
  • Orebody Sand Ripple has a handy restart menu option.
  • Multiple save slots.

Orebody Blinders Tale Review Cons:

  • The main game takes a bit of getting used to as the jumping is just a bit off, especially with timing.
  • Cannot remap the controls.
  • Little replay value.
  • The Ai is an amazing shot.
  • Slow starter.

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Orebody Blinders Tale:

Official website.

Developer: John Vanderhoef

Publisher: Nami Tentou

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10

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