In fact, in many ways, 1001 Spikes feels like it has been ripped straight from the 80’s, complete with pixel art that would feel right at home on Nintendo’s first home system. I usually don’t like to make direct comparisons to other games, but in many ways, 1001 Spikes embodies many of the principles that have made From Software’s Souls games so famous. The game is filled with hidden traps and one-hit kills just waiting to end a hopeful run, and while there’s a reliance on pure skill, trial and error also plays a huge part across the dozens of carefully crafted levels.
– Shaan J.
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