John Moustache has awoken in Limbo, poor sod. The Grim Reaper himself has offered him a deal: go fetch some Cubes of Power to restore old boney face’s powers and he can go trolling off back to the land of the living. Of course, this isn’t like a quick trip to Tesco for a loaf of bread and some stinky cheese, this is a journey into hell to kick some demonic arse.
Armed with whatever weapons he finds in Hell and a ‘stache 1980s Tom Selleck would be proud of, Mr Moustache strives to accrue all the items required while not getting his head kicked in by the demons in bullet hell-ish combat that is quite a challenge in places.
Now I have a confession to make, I am totally unable to play this game for more than about three minutes at a time thanks to the lighting effect chosen to, I suspect, imply flickering candle light. I mean this quite sincerely, totally unable. The flickering causes the kind of icepick in the eyeballs headache that I get if I go without coffee for more than a few hours. Genuine agonising pain.
Moustache in Hell itself is great, the pace of the combat is good, the sound effects suit the retro style of the visuals and it all combines with the music to enhance the style and pace of things.
It’s a twin stick shooter that features submachine guns, shotguns, mines and of all things, beer and meat as health pickups. All of which are necessary to get you through the game and get the hairy lipped protagonist his life back.
Mustache in Hell (Reviewed on Windows)
Minor enjoyable interactions, but on the whole is underwhelming.
Somewhere in there, is a decent game. I am a massive fan of this style of game despite what I had to say about Hatred. I just hope you can find the diamond that’s hiding in this particular goat anus.