Hellmut: The Badass from Hell
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Hellmut: The Badass from Hell won't change the beat ‘em up genre, but it is, indeed, a recommendable acquisition for those who like these kind of games and, actually, for everyone who wants some carefree fun.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A fast-paced twin-stick shooter that doesnt do a lot to stand out but offers a blast of fun in short doses
Hellmut: The Badass From Hell is an interesting rogue-like shooter where you can transform into various deadly creatures. The gameplay is engaging but doesn't get too difficult and doesn't take long to complete a run. Having multiple forms is fascinating and very helpful in the long run.
Hellmut: The Badass from Hell tries to carve out a place in the twin-stick shooters arena, but the bullet hell/roguelite gameplay dynamics are a little sloppy and unsatisfactory, without a real sense of progression during the game.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Hellmut: the Badass from Hell is not a game for everyone. Less experienced players will feel put off by its very demanding level of difficulty, while more seasoned veterans will enjoy its mix of varied characters and procedurally generated levels with a tough challenge threshold. While the audiovisual environment is far from being something spectacular, Hellmut: the Badass from Hell can certainly keep a demanding player's attention for a long time.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Even with nothing major done wrong, it is hard not to recommend games of similar genres unless you are on a budget. If you are however, Hellmut can be a very satisfying bite-sized morsel. If nothing else, it puts your reflexes to the test and offers a genuine challenge.
Hellmut wants to live forever, however he made a mistake. Use absurd transformations to defeat demonic hordes, challenge random bosses in random levels and save him.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
When taking on an army of demons, it is a good idea to bring along some backup. That seems to be the general philosophy behind Hellmut: The Badass from Hell, and it isn't too shabby. Controlling a swath of monsters, machines, demons, and other oddities to dive headfirst into a frantic fight and deftly swapping bodies to overcome the challenge is a very solid and fun core mechanic. A few rough edges and unclear enemy attacks throw some bumps in the road, but it is still an enjoyable journey through the underworld nonetheless.
Hellmut: The Badass from Hell is a few steps short of being an all-around must-have roguelike shooter. The camera is zoomed in enough and just jerky enough that some enemies can be easily hidden from view. There's also the character unlocking process, which is only valuable if you plan on taking multiple successful runs through the game. With that said, the action is excellent, and the flaws aren't enough to stop the title from having that sort of magic that beckons you for one more run. Despite not being the first choice for a roguelike shooter, Hellmut is ultimately a good choice.
If you enjoy overhead twin-stick shooters and want to play a unique take on the genre then you'll absolutely love what Hellmut: The Badass from Hell has to offer.