Freedom Fall - Game of the Week
“Freedom Fall is a diabolical down-scrolling platformer set in a prison tower so tall it touches the clouds. Presented with hand painted art, its old school vibe mixes with fast-paced free falling action and a story with both dark wit and heart.”
A fun free-fall game which sees yourself trying to escape all the defence and complications that have been set up below you. It has a lovely way to teach you the basics is by having the instructions in view but not forcing you to ready and accept them, this is something this game does well and it made it a lot more welcoming to start playing. In story and dialog for the game is also displayed upon the walls and you find yourself trying to read as much as you can below you split down lower and lower the tower.
I really like the art style of this game it’s similar to how I like to draw little characters so it appeals a lot to me. What’s also brilliant is the stills and full-screen drawings in which are used as cut-scenes.
Top Tip #1 - Look out for no entry to boys rooms, these usually have a pile of cogs in them and not much defence in the way.
Cogs and bolts are the collectable currency in this game you use them to purchase Gliders and bombs. Apart from buying them you can also pick up bombs but these are for helping you progress rather than being something you need to try your best to gather however when you come up against a ‘boss’ you’ll need them to attack.
The whole tower you are trying to escape from is covered in different forms of defence. Spikes are the main deterrent but theirs also some Metal Plants, rolling giant spike balls, lasers, sharks and did I mention loads of fire! The spike balls are somewhat of a pain certainly when they are floating on fans, but we sure do love a challenge.
Top Tip #2 - Don’t be scared to free-fall if you can get in sync with how the defences automate then you’ll be able to fall a lot of the way in certain levels without any real issue.
Take the easy route or the hard route
What we like about this free-fall game it’s you have the choice of easy or hard routes bare in mind when you are deciding that the hard routes have a lot more cogs on but equally a lot more defence. This is great when you’ve tried ten times to go a certain route and you just want to progress before you get too annoyed.
Sorry to some who may say this is a spoiler but we love games with Bonus levels and hidden elements, so naturally we were very excited when we discovered the bonus level. I think I was able to mention it and not give it away too much.
Something we don’t usually mention, but it’s nice to be able to interact and still play with your character whilst the credits roll on.
Minimum System Requirements
Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.6Ghz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel 945 Express
Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Sound Card: Integrated