88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

88 Heroes is pure arcade fun. A game system as simple and straightforward as original and addictive.

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70 / 100
Oct 26, 2017

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition is a humorous platformer that infuriates as much as it entertains. While the colorful cast of ragtag misfits is charming and unique, you might be turned off by the quirky mechanics and odd use of permadeath.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2017

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition is an enjoyable game with an interesting and unique premise, plus the multiple game modes do make for a lot of replayability.  However, some of the heroes basically do nothing but jump and some of the ones that can attack have attacks that can easily backfire if you don't know what you're doing, making a lot of the game trial and error.  Also if you get down to just one hero, get very used to him/her/it as you do have unlimited continues, but unless you get enough coins to revive someone, that's all you have for the rest of the game.

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6 / 10
Nov 30, 2017

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition is rich in characters and humorous content and is very likely to keep players around it for long sessions of play. This doesn't quite materialize in all the game's components, as the way it manages the death of the player's characters will feel out of place and unbalanced, while the levels' extremely short length and similar traits among them will not allow for a deeper experience.

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6 / 10
Oct 19, 2017

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition took on the gargantuan challenge of cramming 98 playable characters into a single game, and while we commend the attempt the results have been a little shy of heroic. There's so much diversity to the size, shape, and moveset of each hero, that it comes at the cost of a more tightly designed set of levels and challenges. There's a lot of personality to every aspect of its presentation, and the heroes themselves are fantastic fun to mess around with, so it's just a shame that it falls a little short overall. If you're looking for something thoroughly silly and don't mind it being a short lived experience, then this is almost gr8, but don't expect much in the way of replayability m8.

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5.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2017

Not since my teenage years have I experienced the sheer anger I went through trying to complete 88 Heroes. The saddest part is that I actually think there was a good game buried deep beneath the unnecessary time limits and bland level design. The heroes are the most interesting part of the game, but by design, you never get the opportunity to fully explore them.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2017

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition is a crazy and entertaining game with a cool concept. However, the execution is not where it should be. It's not a bad game, and fans of the genre will appreciate it. At the price point of $30, there are better 2-D platformers available on the Switch. If you've already explored those and long for something new, you can't go wrong with 88 Heroes.

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William Gallon

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2017

While 88 Heroes can be fun for a quick play session, the premise feels as though it hurts the overall game. Making each level beatable by each hero makes the game a little too easy at times, but it is fun to get one of your favorite heroes and mess around with their unique abilities. While you can unlock modes that let you limit the heroes you wish to use, to either a pool of 8 with Magnificent 8 mode or 1 with solo, it still doesn’t quite solve the game’s issue of needing to cater to all of the heroes as a whole.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2017

The developers of Bitmap Bureau managed to create a classic platformer with a very non-classical approach because of the huge number of different characters, we can safely say that depending on the hero changes the overall mechanic, and sometimes the structure of the levels. 88 Heroes is constantly changing and it is doing her good, the replayability at a high level, and the ability of some of the characters amused and not entertainment, so what? Save the Earth from total destruction? Or will it die half way? The fate of humanity is in our hands.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2017

The original 88 Heroes has been out for some time, but we've gotten a newer, shinier version of the game out for the Nintendo Switch now. 88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition is fun for short sessions of arcade fun, but does not have enough depth to keep me coming back for more, despite a pretty cool premise.

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