User reviews for "SILKROAD"

SILKROAD
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$2.81 / 324 JPY | 30pt (Point 10%)
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Eat all the fruit and clear the stage! An enjoyable action puzzle game.
Doujin GamePuzzleExecutable Filewith Music
  • Release: Jul/25/2010
  • DL: 10
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Devilishly clever puzzle game

Nov/07/2016   By Neon HenchmanReviewer Rank: Top 50

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Short and budget-friendly puzzle platformer, which seems to have a lot of history behind it (1995 shareware?).

The game is divided into three modes, the last being unlockable. Each of the levels has you eat every pieces of fruit while sparingly & comically digging your way with vomit. Despite its cute allure though, the stages are rather evil.

The Puzzle levels has you eat fruits in a very specific pattern, accounting your scarce amount of gastric acid and making sure platforms remain accessible. They are laid out in such a bizarre, but clever manner, that the more far-fetched route would work; it really got me thinking, which is how puzzle games are at their best.

Action stages are more about dexterity, such as using enemies as footing. They are definitely as well thought-out, but I found that a handful of the latter levels were extremely hard; you'd have to time VERY well your jumps through tight spikes and falling enemies, the latter having odd hitboxes.

The game also saves replays of your best performances on every level, if you fancy getting the best times.

The whole experience was worth it, the Puzzle levels alone were what made the game for me. Definitely pick this up for a good brain twister.

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Deceptively Simple, Yet Very Clever Puzzle Game

Aug/30/2010   By GrowcianReviewer Rank: 9

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Silkroad is an action puzzle platform game.

The main character, Silk, has the ability to perform several actions. She can jump, she can jump on top of enemies, she can stun enemies by hitting them with bubbles, and she can also dissolve a block directly underneath her by - get this - throwing up. Her stomach contents are definitely very strong to be able to do that. XD

The objective of the game is to collect all the fruit in a given stage. Silk can throw up as many times as she has collected fruit. This is a very important game mechanic because the player needs to take into account how high she can jump and how many blocks she can dissolve. If you make a mistake in which order to collect fruit, you won't be able to collect certain ones placed behind or underneath rows and columns of blocks. There's a "suicide" button which will allow you to end the game and restart the level if you get stuck.

While the game appears to be very simple, there's a lot of complexity within the puzzles which will make the player think and then have fun trying to figure out how to solve them. The puzzle levels are extremely clever and it's fairly obvious a lot of thought went into the creation of the game.

There are several game modes - the regular puzzle mode in which the emphasis is on puzzle solving, an action mode in which the emphasis is beating up and/or avoiding hectic enemy attacks while collecting fruit, and a third mode which must be unlocked. There's plenty in this game to keep a player entertained for many hours (assuming the player likes puzzles games).

The in-game menus are in English, so the game is friendly to those who don't read Japanese.

Silkroad is highly recommended for fans of puzzle games and action platform games.

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