Looking a bit like what an ’80s cartoon might have looked like had they been at a higher frame rate, “Lemmy Lizard vs The Mecha-Eggs” is an old school platformer with some interesting wrinkles.
The graphics have a pleasingly hand-drawn look to them that complements the cartoon look. The platforming is definitely not a hardcore punisher, which I appreciate; sometimes I just want to feel like I’m exploring and double-jumping through a world, not dying every five steps.
The game provides power-ups, but you can inventory them and choose the best tactics on when to deploy them, which is a cool (and surprisingly rare) feature in platformers. This plays into the other side of the game: it’s scoring system. The game has a scoring system, and some pretty huge potential for multipliers (look for scrolls hidden throughout the game with hints on how to boost your score to crazy heights). The amount of replay value here is tremendous for score-a-holics.
It does enough neat things that it’s definitely worth 80 Microsoft Points for me.
Here’s what the developer (Wytchlight) has to say about the game:
“An epic old school platform adventure in which Lemmy battles the Mecha-Eggs with his toxic spit, ninja kick and inventory full of consumable treats. Under the guidance of his Uncle Lenny he must venture across grassy plains and explore underground caverns to grab the buglets and save the egglets on his way to his ultimate challenge: the Citadel!”