Review: Big Crown: Showdown (PlayStation 4)
Big Crown: Showdown sees friends become foes as they compete in 4-player local and online multiplayer combat, set over 3 wacky worlds full of medieval shenanigans. Avoid perilous hazards and engage in frantic fights as you attempt to knock your opponents off 15 crazy courses in the ultimate royal battle!
- Cartoon Graphics.
- 3.49GB Download size.
- UI Size slider.
- Online and local play support.
- Local- Quickplay and custom (find/create).
- Online- Same as local but with an added server browser.
- Swag- Shop to buy new hats with 16 on offer with an additional 4 Xmas themed hats.
- Earn coins from chests in the game.
- Custom game options- Lives/maps/victory points/combat power/map speed and regicide bonus.
- Maps- Three areas with five levels in each. Themes are Castle/Portside and Snowy Mountainside.
- 2-4 Player online/offline player limit.
- Gameplay- Violent scroller! Level keeps moving like a scroller and you all fight each other whilst avoiding obstacles and doing in level jumps.
- In the local play, all coins collected by all players go to the player one account who then buys the hats that are then available to all players.
- Easy to pick up.
- Controls- Jump, Block, Attack and charged attack.
- 19 Trophies.
- Easy trophy list.
- Great couch co-op game.
- Well polished.
- No tutorial/explanation.
- No Bot support.
- Levels are short and this is more apparent in faster scroll speed games.
- No offline singleplayer modes.
- The camera is set and can be a bit awkward like obscuring your view.
- Not a lot of level interaction.
- the UI can get in the way regardless of size.
- No weapons.
- Only one control layout.
- Left wanting more.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessability - 8/108/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
Thanks to Big Crown Showdown I have created a new genre name, I give you the Violent scroller! As a fast-paced scroller fighting game, Big Crown showdown is beautifully crafted and a lot of fun to play. I had better fun playing local than online but that’s a personal preference. I liked the level design, Graphics were charming and hats, Who doesn’t like collecting hats? I did, however, wish it had just a bit more. A bit more level variation, A bit more additions like weapons but for what it is is very fun and very easy to pick up and play. Controls are simple and when you want a challenge jack up the scroll speed, The true heroes emerge then! In short another solid party game to add to your library.