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Panzer Paladin

Tribute Games
Jul 21, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
Easy Allies
7 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5
Destructoid
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Panzer Paladin

IGN

Seth Macy
8 / 10.0
IGN

Panzer Paladin's pleasing retro-aesthetics and slick use of 80s anime tropes compliment its new ideas wonderfully.

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Easy Allies

Bradley Ellis
7 / 10.0
Easy Allies
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A worthy homage to the early Mega Man games, but some aspects of retro design would be better left in the old days

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Panzer Paladin's heavily old-school-flavored action is a blast from the past from beginning to end.

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Panzer Paladin adopts a bit of every NES platformer you played as a kid, and the result is a little chaotic, but a lot of fun.

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Tribute Games tapped into a treasure trove of classic games, and that adoration shines bright in Panzer Paladin. In a year already full of great action-platformers, this one shouldn't be skipped.

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Panzer Paladin is the kind of game I dreamed of as a kid. A flashy and colourful platformer with nearly a hundred weapons, over a dozen levels, cool anime art, and even the ability to draw my own weapons? It's a tall order, yet Panzer Paladin manages to deliver. Its sharp combat and even sharper visuals kept me glued to my screen for hours, but there were times where I struggled to engage with the best parts of the weapon system. Managing durability and an overflowing arsenal ended up being far more of a challenge than any of the platforming or enemies within the game.

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Panzer Paladin's uncomplicated gameplay won't be for everyone and there are some very minor niggles that hold it back from true greatness. Even so, it has heart, and that goes a long, long way. If you're into retro throwback games then you should really give this a try; Panzer Paladin is an unpretentious, exuberant action game from start to finish, and a must for genre fans.

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