Literally fling yourself at things.
Ever heard of the expression, throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks? Thats this game, thats this whole game. It’s the next in line of Devolver Digital‘s tongue-in-cheek roster, and it looks just as unique and weird as every other game they’ve cherry picked for publication.
In Heave Ho players are tasked with trying to get around their weird characters arm length to fling themselves to safety. Fall and you’ll die. The game can be played solo or with up to four players in toe. The more players there are the further you’ll fly, but you’ll also have to depend on your friends to grab you to safety. Grapple from one weird ledge to the next, or create a rope swing from your friend’s bodies, it’s as simple as linking hands. Or it should be anyway.
You better hope your friends have good aim, as their in charge of catapulting you to the goal. Characters can also be customized with various accessories to make the whole weird experience even weirder.
This will be one that will no doubt be making the round on Twitch streams. There are plenty of opportunities here for quick laughs, especially considering it’s always a bit unclear whether a closed fist will grab hold of an object or will just miss. The weird physics of these heads with arms mean that watching them careen across the landscape really is quite amusing. It might end up as a bit of a flash-in-the-pan, but it’s certainly worth checking out.
Heave Ho will be out on Steam and on Nintendo Switch on August 29th.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.