Review: Nogalious (Steam)

Nogalious is a retro-style action platformer that pays homage to the era of classic 2D platforming on 8-bit personal computers. Explore 5 different worlds and go through cozy dungeons in the first title of a trilogy that tells the story of Nogalious, his daughter Mariet, and the evil Darama.


  • 8-Bit graphics.
  • 87MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Opening optional tutorial.
  • Classic chiptune soundtrack.
  • 2D platformer gameplay.
  • A wide variety of weapons like boomerangs, bombs, swords and more.
  • Difficult.
  • Clear UI.
  • Online and offline leaderboards.
  • Arcade feels.
  • Three continues.
  • Tight handling/controls.
  • A lot of fun.
  • Boss fights.


  • Broken English and spelling mistakes in dialogue.
  • Tutorial not that helpful.
  • Difficult.
  • The learning curve with the way weapons work and controls respond.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


A great nostalgia trip, A game likes this really hits you in the childhood and runs with it. A solid 2D platformer full of difficult boss battles and clever level design. I could easily see this on my TV back in the day and it made me smile, Well in between all the swearing as like I say it is a bit difficult in places. InIts a short review as its a very clear-cut game, Its retro looking, Plays like a retro game and is worth your time.

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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