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Underhero

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

78%

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Based on 18 critic reviews
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General Information

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 Critic Reviews

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While there are plenty of games keeping us busy these days, Underhero is one that should be on your radar at some point. The light price tag and unending charm make it a sleeper hit and one I can whole-heartidly recommend.

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Despite minor flaws with presentation and control, UnderHero proves itself to be a rewarding experience that frequently surprises with its ingenuity and writing. This isn't exactly a 'go out and buy it now' kind of gam, but if you like the sound of it, you likely won't be disappointed by the content on offer here. It's not perfect, but a well-paced story, engaging combat system, and beautiful world make UnderHero a game that rarely disappoints, and we'd recommend it to anybody looking for a good 'deep cut' for their Switch library.

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Underhero is a brilliant game with quirky and fun dialogues that knows how to mix elements of different genres.

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When the Chosen Hero is accidentally defeated it falls to you, a lowly masked minion to the villainous Mr. Stitches to save the Chestnut Kingdom from certain doom! But is UnderHero undervalued or underdeveloped? Find out in this review.

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