You Have to Win the Game

Genre(s): Action/Platform,

3rd Party Rating: None found.

Price: Free


You Have to Win the Game is a FREE retro-style plaform game similar to VVVVVV or I Wanna Be The Guy. It’s even framed inside a virtual CRT monitor with a slight fish-eye lens effect simulating the curved screen of a low-resolution game platform.

You run and jump between screens avoiding the many monsters and spikes. Where this game has learned from the retro-platform revival is in its generous checkpointing. It’s difficult, and at times may even seem unfair but you’re never far from the last respawn, so trying again is painless.

It’s as much about exploration as challenge. Your job is to collect bags of money, and a “percentage completed” counter in the corner tracks your progress.

The cave comples you’re navigating is big and meandering. Special objects can be activated that unlock areas unreachable on the first run through the area. Actually winning the game requires paying attention to where you can’t go as well as where you can.

Publisher: J. Kyle Pittman

Developer: J. Kyle Pittman

Release Date: May 2012?

Players: Single Player


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