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Review: Amazing Princess Sarah - Glorious 16-Bit Fun

by Rezaa De Vos (TolkenWhiteBoy)  Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:47:00 PM


(Community review)


Amazing Princess Sarah starts off pretty simple. Lilith has kidnapped your father the King, and it’s up you to save him. You play as Princess Sarah, armed with a sword, some jumping skills and amazing upper body strength.

The mechanics are pretty easy to get used to but hard to master. You have two ways of attacking, either using your sword or lifting objects and enemies and throwing them at the bad guys. The throwing system is easy to understand, it's the primary skill you’ll need to master in order to complete the game. Some enemies have special attacks after throwing them that will allow you to kill multiple enemies at once. The lifting and throwing technique will get you out of tight spots almost 99% of the time; it's way more powerful than your normal attack and allows you to keep you distance from enemies. If you’re good enough, you probably will never need to use your sword during a stage.

There is also a leveling system which works in tandem with you killing enemies. There is a combo system that drives you to kill multiple enemies at once or kill them in quick succession. The combo will start growing and the more experience you receive. Once you level up you gain more health and increase in attack power for your sword attack. Your level is persistent no matter how many times you restart, so if you’re having trouble getting through a stage, you can grind out some levels before heading to the next section.

Amazing Princess Sarah is broken up into five different stages/castles each with its own boss. The stages themselves are harder than the bosses; I am not sure if this was intentional, but that's what I felt when playing through the game. I considered the bosses more of a nuisance than actual bosses. After running through a stage all hyped up and ready to tackle the next stage, a boss would slow things down and forces me to wait and attack. Unlike the stages itself where I’m blazing through it sonic style and taking down enemies.

The game has a lot of replay value once completed. Every replay offers different ways to complete the game with benefits or limitations. It's fun to go through, and I ended up trying to speed run some stages. Graphically, it’s 8 to 16 bit style, which e is pretty standard for this type of game. Looking past the pallet swop character designs and enemy variety, I won't say it's good, but it's bad either. Amazing Princess Sarah is fun to play if you’re not in it for the graphics. The music is pretty intense and gets the blood going especially when getting the rhythm of a stage. Amazing Princess Sarah is ton of fun from the beginning to end.

You can purchase Amazing Princess Sarah on Steam for PC, it's also available for Xbox and PlayStation.

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