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Eternum EX

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

17%

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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 25, 2018
Nintendo SwitchOct 25, 2018

Developers: Radial Games, Flynn's Arcade

Publisher: Zerouno Games

Eternum Ex is a retro platform video game with the look and feel of the ’80s arcade cabinet games. Titles that have inspired and most influenced its creation are: Bomb Jack (Tehkan, 1984), Ghosts’n Goblins (Capcom, 1985), Baluba-louk no Densetsu (Able, 1986) and Psychic 5 (Jaleco, 1987). STORY Sir Arthur has gotten old... too old. He has lost everything he had and loved, and with nothing more to lose he leaves for Samarnath, an evil subterranean kingdom (which no knight has ever returned alive) in search of treasures, adventures and the most important: five magical orbs that together provide: the Eternal youth. Thanks to its progressive difficulty curve, and with a path divided into “worlds” of 5 levels each one, Eternum Ex is challenging, addictive and an ode to the nostalgia of the golden age of arcade games. EASY TO PLAY, HARD TO MASTER With a very simple core gameplay mechanics, an increasing difficulty, an exciting and addictive gameplay, and with a very precise control, Eternum Ex is perfect for retro hardcore gamers but also for those who want to start in retro games, and even for those who want to show children how games were when game industry was taking its first steps and gameplay was the most important factor in a video game. KEY FEATURES • Awesome gameplay (may cause addiction). • Retro, arcade and platformer 100% • 16-bit aesthetics • Memorable soundtrack • Plenty of different enemies • 25 Levels • Special levels with final bosses • Secrets bonus on each level • Worldwide “High Score” leaderboard
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Eternum EX is like a trip back in time, a game with plenty of fun that, nevertheless, may end up being kind of repetitive. Still, it is a good opportunity to enjoy once more the challenges of the traditional arcade.

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A tribute to the classic arcade of the 80s, but with a twist that we like a lot. The games in Switch or PC are a challenge, where the design of levels is delicious. It is difficult not to play again and again a level until you get over it. A title for classic hearts, but also for young people wanting to have fun.

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Eternum EX is a fun and short arcade-style 2D platformer that pays homage to old-school releases while doing its own thing. If you're good at games of this genre, then you're looking at around an hour or so for completing the game in either one of its modes. Levels are short and to the point, which is not a bad thing when you're looking for that type of experience. Are you up for the challenge?

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If you really long for those days of playing Street Fighter II and Metal Slug while you wait for your Book It group's pizza to come out, you might want to give Eternum EX a look. I feel like it needs a two-player mode to keep things fresh because otherwise it runs out of steam pretty quickly.

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