Witcheye

Moon Kid, Devolver Digital

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
65
Top Critic Average
62%
Critics Recommend
Based on 13 critic reviews
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Witcheye

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCAug 27, 2020
Nintendo SwitchAug 27, 2020

Developer: Moon Kid

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Genres: Platformer, Arcade

Witcheye is a big, colorful, old-school platform adventure with a unique touchscreen control system that gives unparalleled control over the hero. Swipe to move and touch to stop, bouncing off of enemies and dodging hazards in six vibrant worlds. Set off on an adventure as a mild-mannered witch who transforms into a flying eyeball of vengeance after a smarmy knight and wizard steal her spell ingredients. You'll guide her through 50+ levels, each containing something completely unique: tricky new enemies, mysterious new environments, and puzzling new secrets. These elements are brought to life with colorful, clean pixel art and a lively, head-bobbing original soundtrack. Designer Peter Malamud Smith was the co-creator (with Charlie Hoey) of the viral hit The Great Gatsby For NES, and creator of the well-received mobile action puzzlers Satellina and Satellina Zero. - Unique, intuitive controls, for a fresh take on a classic gameplay style - 50+ fast-paced levels full of unique elements, including over 100 enemies, minibosses, and bosses - Crisp pixel art visuals - 30+ track original soundtrack - Unlockable bonus modes and challenges, including a hard mode with fully remixed enemies and levels - Robust speedrun features, including player ghosts and timers with built-in splits

Witcheye Critic Reviews

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Witcheye is fun, and it’s cute, and it’s got some great visuals and a cool control system. I think it’s the perfect game to vibe to something else with, which is a type of experience that everyone with a short attention span like me needs.

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Witcheye is a quirky platformer with an innovative movement system, and it's well worth playing if you're after a fresh, bite-size handheld-focused experience. Removed from its mobile context, however, it doesn't quite have the necessary tactile appeal to overcome the game's relative lack of depth. Fun as it is, this is one mobile port that doesn't feel perfectly at home on Switch.

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All in all, Witcheye is a cute little platformer. Its movement mechanic can be a little annoying at times, but overall it is a nice change of pace from what you would expect from others in the genre. Though short and simple due to its mobile origins, there's a lot of extra content to unlock to add to the replayability if you feel inclined to keep going. Even if you don't though, for the price, Witcheye could certainly do a lot worse.

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Witcheye is a solid game and it makes for a fun time whenever you want a quick fix of unconventional and challenging 2D gameplay.

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