Fabraz's tough-as-nails 2D platformer has a fancy new edition and it's finally available outside the Switch.
Same great game
As with all of my reviews of special editions of games that I've already reviewed, I really don't want to just reword what I already said. So, if you'd like to know more about the core experience of Slime-san then please read my original Slime-san review first as that will definitely help you understand what it's all about. In this review, I'll mainly go over what's been added from the vanilla version that I previously reviewed. Thankfully, the complete original experience is available here and it's dripping with intense 2D platforming that'll keep your hands slimy as you try each super-tough stage again and again. Its world is hilarious (and mildly disturbing), its gameplay is addictive, and there's so much to do that you can spend dozens of hours and still not master everything that it has to offer.
Awesome new content
There are loads of stages that contain hundreds of rooms total within Slime-san's main campaign. Plus, you can play through plenty of variations such as a speedrun, boss rush mode, and even a hidden level. Why would anyone want more content than that? Well, Slime-san: Superslime Edition contains two extra DLC packs in the form of Blackbird's Kraken and Sheeple's Sequel, why not?
Blackbird's Kraken contains 25 stages plus a bonus level (all with a NG+ variation) where you collect bananas instead of apples. As you progress, you'll come across some new mechanics such as a submarine that you can pilot as well as suction cups and acid bubbles. There are new arcade games, too, including Gloomy which is a fun take on the classic game Doom. There's a lot to see and do in this pack.
Sheeple's Sequel tells a very self-referential meta-narrative where Sheeple realises that he's merely an NPC in a video game. So, he decides to reprogram himself to become the villain. Seriously, though; are games programming themselves nowadays? I'm asking for a friend. Anyway, this campaign has 20 stages (with NG+ variants) where you can collect bugs, two new characters with their own gameplay styles (Shadow and Marble) that you have to use to beat some of the stages, and plenty of new hazards, variations, and secrets to discover. Who knows; you may even come across some indie game character cameos along the way.
Exclusive Superslime Edition stuff
Believe it or not; there's more. In addition to the core game and two expansive DLC campaigns, you can play through 10 additional levels. However, these are no ordinary stages as you must play them with unique characters and they all play completely differently. Being able to control the retro-loving Grandpa-san, the floaty and bouncy Kawaii-san, and even have a bird carry you around is just awesome.
If you're a fan of super-tough 2D platformers and still haven't played Slime-san then purchasing this Superslime Edition should be a no-brainer. With oodles of addictive content that'll keep you busy for days, you'd be a goof not to download this sucker.
- + Fantastic and challenging gameplay that'll appeal to hardcore 2D gamers
- + Loads of readily available extra content
- + The exclusive levels are a nice bonus
- - Same issues as the original game