So, SilverHawks is a bit of a weird one. If you’re a kid who grew up in the ‘80s (or if you’re a retro lover who came to the cartoons of that era later) you might be familiar with this Rankin-Bass production. If you haven’t seen it, SilverHawks is about a group of cyborg police, sent from Earth to the faraway galaxy of Limbo and stationed at a floating space-base called Hawk Haven. Their goal? To crack down on Mon*Star and his Mob in order to keep the good citizens of Limbo safe.
HIGH An Action-RPG redesign gives new life to Mega Man.
LOW The grinding and the saving.
WTF The world can be destroyed with a computer virus.
HIGH Solid writing and breezy platforming.
LOW Performance issues, at least on Switch.
WTF Clancy f*cking Brown!
Get Into The Swing Of Things!
HIGH Both phases of the last boss fight.
LOW That damn chaser dragon.
WTF How is this game-within-a-game so addictive?
Super Slimy Racing
HIGH Enjoyable racing and lovable characters.
LOW Barebones package, disappointing online. And no voice-acting?
WTF All these references and the devs couldn’t fit a Kablam nod in?
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