Having initially launched on PSP ten years in the past, Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims arrives on Change by way of the Floating Cloud God: Anniversary Version. Its developer, Dakko Dakko, will likely be most acquainted to Nintendo followers by way of their notable Wii U eShop launch, Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails. Floating Cloud God combines a horizontal shooter with components of one thing like Lemmings to create a novel expertise.
You play because the titular Floating Cloud God and should defend your loyal worshipers as they set off on a pilgrimage to reclaim their stolen statue in your likeness from evil demons. As you fly by means of every degree, your pilgrims will observe alongside on the bottom. Your aim is just not solely to succeed in the top of the extent and defeat the boss, however to maintain as many pilgrims as attainable secure alongside the way in which. Oftentimes merely dodging enemy fireplace received’t be sufficient, as something that makes it previous you has an excellent likelihood of hitting your pilgrims. For every menace you neutralize, be it enemies or projectiles, your pilgrims will drop hearts. As you choose up hearts your love meter will fill, which can be utilized to improve your talents or present a short lived defend to your pilgrims. A single hit will kill your pilgrims otherwise you. A pilgrim dying means fewer hearts being dropped so that you can choose up. For those who die, your upgraded talents lose a degree. Pilgrims additionally carry over from one degree to a different, so scraping by on the finish of a degree will usually go away you in a tough spot for the following one.
Floating Cloud God is just not a forgiving sport, and a few bosses can put up an actual problem. Oddly, the second boss particularly is likely one of the tougher within the sport. It isn’t that he has a tough assault sample, merely that his window of vulnerability is brief and at all times in movement. When you make it previous him, nevertheless, the remainder of the bosses are enjoyable, ingenious, and infrequently make distinctive use of your restricted talents. At any time you may also rewind again to a earlier degree to try to clear it with extra pilgrims, probably supplying you with extra sources on later levels.
The transition to Change is usually easy. Floating Cloud God’s clear, daring artwork was initially designed for handheld play, however holds up nice on a TV as properly. I did discover some delicate efficiency hiccups in later levels should you managed to get a full celebration of pilgrims dropping an entire bunch of hearts as a barrage of enemy fireplace got here flying in. It wasn’t widespread, however it was noticeable when it did occur. General, Floating Cloud God: Anniversary Version is a superb model of an ideal sport. Whereas a considerably harsh preliminary problem curve might scare off some, it’s price pushing by means of for some gratifying boss fights, and for the great of all these tiny pilgrims.