May 21st, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
With all the usual graphic sheen and musical wonder that comes from Nitrome, Cave Chaos 2 makes makes a delightful leap on to our monitors now that it has been released. As with the first game, you’ll be controlling miners as they attempt to escape from their place of work before it collapses. Not before grabbing as many gems as you can on the way though.
A comparison with Braid can be made rather tentatively due to the floor being placed in this sidescroller as you go, though it sticks to its own pace rather than yours and soon disappears from behind you if you’re not quick enough. At times the game feels pretty slow, until you’re up against a boss or trying to grab a bunch of gems at least. You’re quite often just tip-toeing on the edge of the platforms until a bat drags the next one up.
The collection of power ups is sometimes vital, other times they can act as a hindrance; a way to prevent you from getting some of the gems. This leads to some replay value. Despite a definite lack of “chaos” at times, Nitrome have made another little delight with Cave Chaos 2 that looks a million times better than the video of it below, so do go and play it over on the official site.
More information on Cave Chaos 2 can be found on the official Nitrome website.