Two little games called, Coffin Dodgers and Mystery Castle have launched on Microsoft’s Xbox One today and both are available to download and play right now.
Mystery Castle is an action and adventure video game with a top-down perspective similar to that of classic games like The Legend of Zelda. It has over 180 levels and a host of hidden items and areas to unlock. Here’s the official description:
A retro-inspired masterpiece, Mystery Castle is the one puzzle game that will rule them all!
This game is for everyone who loves adventure, treasure hunting, laughing out loud, transforming into creatures, drinking potions, possessing monsters, explosions, inept wizards, witless golems, huge floating eyeballs, magic portals, magic lanterns, grumpy dwarfs, cheerful eskimos, irate hotel owners, giant monsters, throwing bombs at giant monsters… and then laughing some more!
As Monty the Wizard you must solve 180 unique stages and save the five Castles of Mystery from the evil that lurks within. Are you smart enough to outwit a giant snowman? How about a half-witted ogre? Along the way, you’ll meet a host of colorful characters, from Stumpi the treasure-hungry dwarf in the Fortress Underground to the bossy Mr Chow in the Mystical Pagoda. They will all have plenty of advice – some of it might even be helpful!
Coffin Dodgers is a racing game that should appeal to fans of the Super Mario Kart franchise. Players get to choose from 13 different characters to play as and there are four separate areas to race in as well as the additional option of gaining XP and modding karts to perform better and match their style. Here’s the official description:
Coffin Dodgers sees you take on the role of saving one of seven quirky retirement village residents, each racing for their soul in “pimped up” mobility scooters against none other than the Grim Reaper himself. Our old heroes are armed with a variety of homemade weapons and gadgets to take on anything the Grim Reaper and his Zombie army may throw at them. Can you survive the retirement village?
Players must battle it out against The Grim Reaper and other competitors over a 13 race Championship, where only the most skilled racer will survive. There are 4 distinct areas within the Sunny Pines Retirement Community, each featuring it’s own mini tournament in which your rank against other competitors will ensure you progress to the next stage; however finish bottom of the pile and the Reaper gets to take your soul. The final race takes place over each of the 4 areas in a straight shoot out between you and the Grim Reaper.
As the game progresses the game environment becomes more and more apocalyptic as Grim’s shadow slowly engulfs Sunny Pines. Look out for Grim’s retinue of fiendish friends as they try and halt your progress.
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