Nine Worlds Adventure is about a Viking who finds himself stranded on an island after his ship crashes and sinks. The game begins with a comic book intro which is our favourite kind of intro. The story is told in a number of panels with only a little sound for context.
The Viking actually runs into his antithesis early on. The rugged and hardened warrior meets a dainty fairy. They don’t have much in common except their love of elaborate hairdos. She gives him the gift of flight but because he is kind of heavy he is only able to jump a little higher than usual.
The game draws from Norse mythology and the little references are everywhere for you to notice. For example, the name itself it derived from the concept of nine worlds that exist in Nordic lore. The Viking finds an axe that he uses to battle murderous mushrooms and other creatures.The game is a great platformer but it the graphics which make this game stellar. The Viking has an actual mission besides just traversing random landscapes. He is on a mission to find out where the Gods are. The fairy, who is actually a fae, suspects Loki might be behind their disappearance and hence leads the Viking onto Niflheim. But before that, he must travel across the Elfheim (another one of the nine worlds).
There are hidden treasure rooms and a lot of gold to discover in each level. Your character must also become stronger through the levels if he is to win in the later ones. This can be done by collecting special Hearths of Life.
The game is charming but you’ll need to give it a little time before it grows on you. Sometimes the controls are less responsive than ideal but you will learn to work around them.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.