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Available on:PCSep 19, 2018

Developer: Paper Castle Games

Genres: Adventure, RPG

DESCRIPTION: Underhero is a 2D side-scroller RPG adventure game with timing-based combat. It tells an intriguing and mysterious story, full of silly characters brimming with personality, quirky dialogue, and lots of weird humor. STORY: Inspired by Paper Mario games and RPGs in general, it tells the story of a world where the chosen hero has failed and an underling of the main villain takes his place as the new “hero”. Join Elizabeth IV and a little Masked kid in a journey across the Chestnut Kingdom to once again, defeat the evil Mr. Stitches! Meet friends, foes and other weird characters in the mysterious world of Underhero. ...Wait, once again!? FEATURES: A sidescrolling RPG adventure full of beautiful pixel art and cartoony aesthetics. Turn-based combat with a twist: there are no turns! Use your reflexes to evade, and your timing to attack or parry! We call it timing-based combat. Level ups let you choose between three options! HP, attack and stamina! Choose wisely... Enemies consider you their ally, so talk to them in-battles! Critical hits occur when you hit an enemy with the beat of the music, not randomly! Groovy~ You want to escape a tough battle? Bribe your enemies! A wonderful original soundtrack composed by Stijn van Wakeren. Explorable worlds sprinkled with many hidden secrets. Mini games! Puzzle elements. Some good old platforming. Fun and intense boss battles! A satire of RPG tropes. A story shrouded in mystery, with many twists and turns…

Underhero Reviews

Take on the role of an unlikely hero in this new side-scrolling adventure with quirky characters and a familiar battle system for fans of Undertale.

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Underhero created a new concept of combat that worked absolutely perfect, brings out a very colorful world and a new take on hero stories by making the underling the new crowned hero, with a heartwarming and well done story and music to set the atmosphere this game excels in every corner, truly a work of art.

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And while there weren’t many issues I had with this game the controls were definitely one of them. The platforming controls were stellar for the level design but for combat, it was definitely weird.

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