Spherical Alliance Review (Steam)

Spherical Alliance Review (Steam)

Spherical alliance is an old-school arcade action platformer inspired by the Arcade classic Solomon’s Key. It adds puzzle and strategy elements as well as some magic. It also includes a 2 player coop mode.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 37MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen on/off.
  • Auto jump-on/off.
  • Help-tutorial and controls.
  • Two-player local co op.
  • Remote play together support.
  • Level select.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Puzzle platformer type gameplay.
  • Goal-get the sphere from one area to the end portal. You can build and break blocks.
  • Build blocks for you to use but also to block enemies.
  • Find hidden items in levels.
  • Comical yet cool sound effects.
  • Tutorial pop-ups before a level.
  • The sphere you guide is on a release timer.
  • Unlock bonus levels.
  • Clever boss fights.
  • Over 150 levels.
  • All worlds are unlocked from the beginning.

Spherical Alliance Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • Not a fan of the music, sounds like the backing track you used to get on VHS based school learning videos.
  • Feels one note.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • Little replay value.

Spherical Alliance Review (Steam)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

Spherical Alliance is a game that is actually a remake of an old title by the same name as I have been informed. I must have missed it the first time round but I’m here now. OK so Spherical Alliance is a puzzle platformer whereby you can create and break blocks at will, your goal is to get the sphere from one place to the end portal. The game plays really well and has some rather cool level designs and they are done in such a way that many of the levels have multiple ways to complete them. What drew me to the game is the visuals, it has a retro look and feels to them, and of course the gameplay hook as I do like the odd puzzle platformer. I didn’t however like the menus as they had these bouncy buttons that for some unknown reason messed my eyes up! That’s small and back to it I found Spherical Alliance to be a competent and fun game that does support two-player and that really mixes things up. Levels are displayed within worlds and whilst all the levels are locked until you finish them, the worlds are all unlocked with the first level available for free! I can say this is a great little time waster and one that is worth checking out.

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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