So, imagination you are minding your own business when suddenly you are eaten up by a giant worm and find yourself stuck inside this massive creature. Well that is what happened to Slime-san who is now faced with a hard decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid or jump, slide and slime out of the mouth and taste freedom once again. Welcome to Slime-san: Superslime Edition on PlayStation 4.
This is really all you need as far as set up for the story of this title because from here it just continues to get even more wild in all the best ways. From encountering odd lifeforms that will try to stop you on your journey to discovering a whole town full of characters and shops. Slime-San: Superslime Edition has plenty of life and energy to give players just in the setting alone.
As you adventure through the numerous campaigns spread across 150 levels, complete with a New Game+, you’ll encounter several different hazards to overcome. The general rule of thumb here is that if it is red then it will kill you, putting you back to the start of that level. Death is not the end though so fail as much as you need until you successfully complete a level. That said, in a single life should you take longer than a set limit – shown by a bar in the top left of the screen – then a wall of red stomach acid will quickly fill the screen, resulting in your death.
Levels can become a real challenge completely out of the blue but with time you’ll find the solution to overcome them. That does not mean that the game is completely balanced though. Some of the early stages did shoot up in difficulty somewhat quickly but, as with anything, the more you play the more you understand the rules of the title.
Thankfully Slime-san controls surprisingly well and has a range of different moves available to help overcome any challenges that await. This includes the ability to morph to pass through objects that are of a matching colour. When doing this time slows down offering a chance to slip through tight gaps and gain a moment to review the level and pick your next move. A dash is also present offering a needed speed boost and the power to bash objects out of the way. On top of this, Slime-san can stick to surfaces, jump in the air and is generally a fast-moving character that responds well to your inputs.
What is nice about the title though is that you can change up the gameplay by spending some of your hard-earned apples to purchase new play styles. This means you could walk faster but also fall faster as well, for example. WIth this feature you can find a playstyle that fits you and can make sure you are always feeling in control. On top of that, there are plenty of other collectibles to purchase including outfit, shaders and mini-games. There are even several extra game modes to play through as well including a boss rush mode, rhythm mode and speedrunning mode, making this a title full of content with hours of enjoyment.
Visually speaking, the title is an adorable pixel adventure that has a lot of character and style within each pixel that is on screen. Players even have the option to zoom the camera in to have a better look at Slime-san as well. Once more, the title features a range of accessibility options such as colour-blind modes, eye strain modes and of course button mapping. All of this runs smoothly and never once shows any sign of any slowdown.
In all, Slime-san: Superslime Edition is a fantastic title that offers players hours of enjoyment all within a simple yet stunning presentation. It is hard to find any real faults with it but it would be fair to say that unless you enjoy fast paced platformers that will challenge you then this is not one for you. Otherwise, I cannot recommend Slime-san: Superslime Edition enough.
Slime-san (Reviewed on PlayStation 4)
Excellent. Look out for this one.
Slime-san: Superslime Edition is a fantastic title that should be in your gaming library. If you want to have a challenge and a laugh at the same time, then this is for you.