Review: Mable & The Wood (Steam)

Mable & The Wood


  • Nice graphics.
  • 547mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Graphics-screen size.
  • Controller support.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Metroidvania gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial area.
  • Gimmick-you carry a big sword that slows you down, you throw the sword down and can fly whilst attacked to it. When it returns to you it damages enemies.
  • Kill bosses and take their powers.
  • Light puzzle elements.
  • Multiple endings.
  • Generous checkpointing.
  • Target line appears when recalling/throwing the sword.
  • Diamonds-currency used at shops for items.
  • Death-leave a corpse and interact with it to reclaim diamonds.
  • Clever mechanics.
  • Easy wheel select menu for switching powers on the fly.
  • Nice level design.

Mable & The Wood


  • No graphics settings.
  • Only one control layout.
  • Using the spider ability highlights how traversal can be inconsistent and a nightmare.
  • Music can drone on and sound the same.
  • You lose a lot of diamonds when hit.
  • A short-timer to reclaim dropped diamonds.
  • Huge knockback from enemies.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • The learning curve with the controls.

Mable & The Wood

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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