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As someone who grew up adoring the Dizzy series, I definitely got a kick out of Mystik Belle's whimsical trip down memory lane. Props should also been given for some lovely colourful sprites, cute characters and nostalgic tunes from yesteryear. But it is certainly a short trip down said lane, and one which will present the majority of gamers with very little resistance.
Fans of the genre (and Sega platformers of old) will find Belle and her world bewitching.
A whimsical and charming take on the Metroidvania formula, Mystik Belle's infusion of puzzle solving elements make it feel much fresher than many of its genre stablemates.
In the end, Mystik Belle is a decently fun game that has a few issues when it comes to the action more than anything. Luckily, the puzzles and item trading are the main focus of the game, and it is the best part of the entire experience.
PSN Price (PlayStation 4): $14.99
Mystik Belle is a fun 2D Metroidvania/adventure game that is colorful, charming, fun and short. You'll get to defeat hundreds of enemies by the time your adventure is over, and if you're a trophy hunter, you'll probably need to complete the game at least twice. I had a blast playing this indie gem from Last Dimension, and I'm very happy that WayForward decided to bring it to PlayStation 4.
If you're looking for the next great Metroidvania game or a rewarding adventure puzzler then Mystik Belle unfortunately falls short in both regards.
Mystik Belle is an indie game that delights on many levels. It’s lighthearted tone and lovable art style works in tandem with clever puzzles to create an experience that any gamer can enjoy. Every new item had me either laughing at the ridiculousness of it or the sheer absurdity of how many items I had. Every new ability made me think about which area I could possibly use it in an act of rediscovering spots in areas I’d already explored, an art that most games have forgotten. Give Mystik Belle a go on Xbox if you don’t already have it. It’s well worth the asking price, and it will most certainly cast its spell on you.
If you’re looking for a casual platformer with some classic Metroidvania style elements and plenty of varied enemies to blast away at for a bit of afternoon fun, then there is no reason not to jump into Mystik Belle.