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Available on:PlayStation 4May 17, 2018
Xbox OneMay 17, 2018
PCMay 17, 2018
Nintendo SwitchMay 17, 2018
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developers: Independent Arts Software, Bonus Level Entertainment

Publisher: EuroVideo Medien

Genres: Action, Platformer

FOX n FORESTS is a 2D 16-Bit style action platformer with adventure and puzzle elements! Set within a mystic forest and its surroundings, FOX n FORESTS is a stunning fable offering pixel perfect Retrotainment and rewarding challenges! The game is inspired by the glorious days of 16-Bit and all time classics like Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts, Wonder Boy in Monster World and ActRaiser 2 as well as the Castlevania and Zelda series. Your weapon is a magic melee crossbow that can not only be used for ranged and close up combat, but empowers you to seamlessly switch between 2 seasons per level, completely changing the whole environment and resulting in amazing secrets, tricky skill tests and thriving exploration! FOX n FORESTS will feature pixel perfect platforming, screen filling bosses, rich bonus levels, powerful potions, bags of loot, stuffed shops, clever backtracking, challenging skill tests, a magic melee crossbow to shoot and slash enemies, upgradeable shots, not 4 but 5 seasons to explore, stunning 16-Bit pixel art, a catchy chip tunes soundtrack and tons of humorous retro charm! Our goal is to merge modern game design with our passion for 16-Bit titles. We want to create a fresh, charming and highly entertaining experience with tight gameplay, beautiful pixel art and catchy chiptunes. Easy to learn, difficult to master, impossible to not fall in love with.

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It is a shame the game doesn't end on a better note, but I definitely had a good time with Fox n Forests. It may not be the second coming of retro platformers, but it certainly feels like a lost gem.

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Steve C
7 / 10

Fox n Forests is a really enjoyable throwback to its 16-bit inspirations. It takes the style, gameplay, and mechanics of early platformers and produces a game that both feels like a lost classic and remains fun and involving to play. Its main negative is perhaps an inevitable result of its close adherence to historical precedence as it is fairly short.

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Chock full of an overwhelming supply of retro-gaming goodness, FOX n FORESTS will take retro fans back to a happier time with an all new adventure to experience. Though challenging, it is done in all the right ways, and the story presented like a fairy tale will leave a smile on your face long after the rage face has dissipated.

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