Review: Octahedron: Transfixed Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Fry enemies with laser beams, crumble walls, and solve puzzles, while obstacles & enemies move along with the beat. Ascend through the subterranean world of Veetragoul as you lose yourself to a pulse-pounding soundtrack from Chipzel, Andre Sobota, Derek Howell, and Monomirror. This is Octahedron: Transfixed Edition on Nintendo Switch

Pros:

  • Neon pixel graphics.
  • 365MB Download size.
  • Six save slots.
  • Award collection- Own achievement system complete with pop ups in game.
  • Speedrunner time support.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Fast paced platform gameplay.
  • Rebind controls.
  • Options- Audio gain/LED background slider.
  • Diamonds- Collect in game to unlcok the next world.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Constant saving.
  • Create your own platforms to navigate the level.
  • Instant restarts.
  • Checkpoints.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Difficult.
  • Heart pounding Bass/Techno soundtrack.
  • Checkpoints in game.
  • Tight responsive controls.
  • Beautiful bright explosions of eye orgy.
  • You can surf on your platform.
  • Addictive.
  • Frustratingly satisfying.

Cons:

  • Difficult.
  • No way to skip levels.
  • Can get very frustrating.
  • Levels go on a touch too long to be good for commute length sessions.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.4/10

Summary

Octahedron: Transfixed Edition is a game that stops being a game very early on, For, with its fast-paced gameplay, The game becomes a mental and physical challenge. You need to have amazing reflexes and ability to think on the fly in order to do the harder levels. For us normal people, The game still maintains the difficulty and charm. You will just get more stressed about playing it! In short Octahedron: Transfixed Edition is a speedrunners wet dream.

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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