September 25th, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
This is the second place finalist in LD24 and is quite a great little title from Team Clew. Super Clew Land is a great evolving platformer where you play as this green blob creature which evolves as it eats more insects. The gameplay is great fun as you navigate around, with each evolution being slightly more difficult to achieve and with each a new talent is unlocked.
The gameplay features a lot of traditional styled jumping puzzles seen in all classic platformers, however Super Clew Land actually adds extra dimensions. The evolution works well however the innovative part about the evolution is the way that every time you eat a creature you obtain “protein blocks” which you must build with the arrow keys arranging them in the correct colours. This additional innovation really puts this game ahead of many of the other awesome titles in LD24 and makes its second place totally justified (if not first place).
Overall the gameplay is great with the evolution allowing you to unlock new areas and eat new food types and it is a whole load of fun.
The visuals are generally great and do really throw back to the greats such as Mario (The title should give this away), with a very similar style that is indeed great. The colour schemes and graphical choices overall are great and really add a lot to this game making it definitely one to play.
On top of this the music is great and very in keeping with the theme, in fact I feel it adds a lot to the game. It is always great to see awesome music choices in jam contest games because I understand this is hard to get them in, but if executed well it really sets the game above all the competitors.
Average play time – 30 minutes
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