You Died, But a Necromancer Revived You!

Intro:

You Died but a Necromancer Revived You……but you’ll wish you had just stayed dead as you face the same levels over and over and over again. Speed and Accuracy are mandatory.

This game was created and developed by indie game developers BolHut. Their other titles include PuPaiPo Space, Red Handsome Hood and PuPaiPo Space Deluxe, as well as an in-development game currently Untitled but with an internal title of “Untitled Parasol”.

Plot:

You need to reach the top of the tower and find the Necromancer who is torturing you with eternal revival. Avoid his deadly traps, as you traverse your way through many rooms of death, until you reach the top of the tower and finally destroy the Necromancer and end your eternal suffering.

Gameplay:


This game is so simple with no other controls to worry about other than your movement using the analog stick, or the D-Pads. The skill to get through the levels however becomes increasingly more difficult, and rapidly more frustrating as you will die…..over and over and over again, only to either respawn at the first level, or if you play on easy mode, you just have to play that same floor again where you just died, but don’t bother memorising the trap placements, cos this game doesn’t let you off the hook that easily….the maps change even when your playing the same floor you just died on.

Part of you might think at first, I’ll wait for the trap to go before I move, but oh no, once again speed and accuracy are key here, you have to time your runs right, get through the traps, try not to get shot, stabbed, squashed, or even more so….try not to run off the edge into a floor full of spikes….it’s not as easy to avoid as you might think, one small step in the wrong direction of those floors and you’re gone. Oh and did I mention that as time goes on, the floor eventually starts blowing up behind you, making you rush through to the end.

This game is addictive, but so utterly frustrating and I had a good laugh on my own the first 100 times I died but I can imagine that with 3 other players on the board in 4-Player Co-Op mode, it will leave you in stitches (hopefully not literally….leave that to your character to injure themselves).

Difficulty levels I have seen this far are simply Easy, or Normal. I don’t know if a hard difficulty unlocks after you complete the game, because honestly at the minute….I can’t complete it. The levels where you face the Necromancer himself are super frustrating and very difficult to do without messing up again and again. However, don’t think easy difficulty makes the traps etc any easier….all it does is simply keep you on the floor you died (unless its a boss battle). The difficulty level of the traps does not change and in Normal mode, if you die, you go right back to the beginning of the level, but luckily there are checkpoints along the way so you don’t start from square one again.

The Path is exploding, there are giant spikes and a spinning saw blade!

Conclusion:

There are a variety of awesome 8-bit characters to choose from, which gives this whole game a great nostalgic vibe of playing retro games, but with so much added in that it stills feels modern and definitely a game you’ll keep going back to. Especially for a game night with friends.

I highly recommend this game for anyone who’s a fan of action packed arcade games with a retro feel.

Just try not to throw the remote.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

If you have a PC, you can currently download a beta version of Bolhut’s new version of this game, in which you, the player, must place the pieces of the floor yourself, and reach the top of the tower. There are a few differences to the original game so for more information and to get the download for free, go to the following link that will take you to Bolhut’s official site: https://bolhut.itch.io/you-died-puzzle

Intro:

You Died but a Necromancer Revived You……but you’ll wish you had just stayed dead as you face the same levels over and over and over again. Speed and Accuracy are mandatory.

This game was created and developed by indie game developers BolHut. Their other titles include PuPaiPo Space, Red Handsome Hood and PuPaiPo Space Deluxe, as well as an in-development game currently Untitled but with an internal title of “Untitled Parasol”.

Plot:

You need to reach the top of the tower and find the Necromancer who is torturing you with eternal revival. Avoid his deadly traps, as you traverse your way through many rooms of death, until you reach the top of the tower and finally destroy the Necromancer and end your eternal suffering.

Gameplay:


This game is so simple with no other controls to worry about other than your movement using the analog stick, or the D-Pads. The skill to get through the levels however becomes increasingly more difficult, and rapidly more frustrating as you will die…..over and over and over again, only to either respawn at the first level, or if you play on easy mode, you just have to play that same floor again where you just died, but don’t bother memorising the trap placements, cos this game doesn’t let you off the hook that easily….the maps change even when your playing the same floor you just died on.

Part of you might think at first, I’ll wait for the trap to go before I move, but oh no, once again speed and accuracy are key here, you have to time your runs right, get through the traps, try not to get shot, stabbed, squashed, or even more so….try not to run off the edge into a floor full of spikes….it’s not as easy to avoid as you might think, one small step in the wrong direction of those floors and you’re gone. Oh and did I mention that as time goes on, the floor eventually starts blowing up behind you, making you rush through to the end.

This game is addictive, but so utterly frustrating and I had a good laugh on my own the first 100 times I died but I can imagine that with 3 other players on the board in 4-Player Co-Op mode, it will leave you in stitches (hopefully not literally….leave that to your character to injure themselves).

Difficulty levels I have seen this far are simply Easy, or Normal. I don’t know if a hard difficulty unlocks after you complete the game, because honestly at the minute….I can’t complete it. The levels where you face the Necromancer himself are super frustrating and very difficult to do without messing up again and again. However, don’t think easy difficulty makes the traps etc any easier….all it does is simply keep you on the floor you died (unless its a boss battle). The difficulty level of the traps does not change and in Normal mode, if you die, you go right back to the beginning of the level, but luckily there are checkpoints along the way so you don’t start from square one again.

The Path is exploding, there are giant spikes and a spinning saw blade!

Conclusion:

There are a variety of awesome 8-bit characters to choose from, which gives this whole game a great nostalgic vibe of playing retro games, but with so much added in that it stills feels modern and definitely a game you’ll keep going back to. Especially for a game night with friends.

I highly recommend this game for anyone who’s a fan of action packed arcade games with a retro feel.

Just try not to throw the remote.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

If you have a PC, you can currently download a beta version of Bolhut’s new version of this game, in which you, the player, must place the pieces of the floor yourself, and reach the top of the tower. There are a few differences to the original game so for more information and to get the download for free, go to the following link that will take you to Bolhut’s official site: https://bolhut.itch.io/you-died-puzzle

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