Game Reivew - Skyblazer


Completed on 11 March 2023

Ending Screen

Skyblazer ending screen

Notes & Commentary

  • Every review you read repeats the same complaint about how this game is ‘short’, which is true, but that does not mean it’s easy. Yeah there are very few levels but if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can get brutal. There are platforming sequences which are very frustrating.
  • The things about it which are easy are (1) most of the bosses, including the final boss and (2) the extremely generous continue system. Basically the amount of lives you have doesn’t matter that much. Once a level is complete, it is complete even if you run out of lives.
  • There is a boss gauntlet at the end like lots of other games from this time, but they give you health and magic powerups between each one???
  • I really love this graphical style, and might put Hook on the list since it’s made by the same people?
  • Same goes for the soundtrack. It is really disappointing how boring the ending screen is, considering that everything else looks and sounds incredible.
  • The controls take some getting used to, and aren’t really as fluid as everyone says. It can be a huge pain when you stick to a wall and didn’t intend to.
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