Character platformers is a genre of games that seems to be making a pretty big comeback. Off the back of games like Crash and Spyro returning, it’s a good time to be into playing as cute characters and trying to collect things. It’s something that was huge when the N64 was in power, but it died down a bit in the years that followed as games got more action-packed and things became more dark and gritty. Life also became more dark and gritty after that, and maybe that’s why we’re seeing a return to these cutesy little games.
Well, I’ve got to introduce you to a new indie contender in this ring called Fifo’s Night. Announced last year, Fifo’s Night has you playing as a little ghost and exploring a magical mansion and jumping a lot. Well, I assume you’re jumping a lot, otherwise, it wouldn’t be much of a platformer. It’s got all of the things you’d expect from this kind of game too, and that means loads of collectables, more secrets than could ever possibly be found, and a bunch of puzzles thrown in for good measure.
I’m not 100% sure as to why the main character has to jump, given that they appear to be a ghost, but hey, I can suspend my disbelief. The game looks really cute, and it could be a lot of fun too, especially given the timing as it comes out on October 29th, just before the spookiest day of the year, which is nice.
Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.