The Good Mood Creators recently released a new trailer for Mekazoo, a game that features a multitude of playable animals each with their own special abilities and skill sets. The 2.5D platformer is inspired by 16-bit classics like Sonic The Hedgehog (back when he was whored out like a little crack addict) and Crystal Dynamics’ Pandemonium.
The trailer is short and snappy, focusing on the game’s fast-paced gameplay, challenging platforming and some of the bosses that players will encounter along the way.
You can check out the trailer below, featuring a whole minute of gamplay and some of the dark, neon visuals that help shape Mekazoo’s aesthetic.
The feedback on the game has been quite positive, mostly because it’s rare we get really good 2.5D platformers. Most platformers these days from the AAA studios are almost non-existent with the exceptions of Uncharted and Tomb Raider. The indie scene has definitely taking up the mantle that Sega no longer knows how to wear and one that Nintendo has kind of slacked on with their more recent titles.
In the case of Mekazoo, they combine the fast thrills one would expect from the newer Sonic titles, but with all the precision timing and reflex platforming that you might pick up from a Super Mario game.
According to Good Mood Creators, there are 30 different levels for players to conquer, and they can do so either in single-player or cooperative modes. There are five different animals that can also be controlled, including the Wallaby, Pelican, Armadillo, Frog and Panda.
There are a number of standard challenges and puzzles to overcome, along with an accompanying soundtrack with some sexy jazzy tunes from The Quiggles, the same minds behind the soundtrack to Nitronic Rush.
You can look for Mekazoo to launch on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC this upcoming summer. We haven’t heard much about Mekazoo since its debut back in the summer of 2015, but it’s good to see a bit more of the game in action with the new sizzle trailer.
For more information feel free to visit the official website.