Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Feb 24, 2011
    80
    Suitably, this notion serves as a separate allegory for Explodemon! as a whole - a very loving homage to its 8-bit heritage that modernizes the now 'retro' design approach for both the right cost and length.
  2. Feb 15, 2011
    80
    The game is an homage to the 16-bit era, and is a reminder of everything I love about gaming. Unfortunately, repetition does sneak in, and the boss battles are a little disappointing, but if you are a fan of the genre you really should check it out.
  3. Feb 10, 2011
    80
    Ultimately, Explodemon doesn't coalesce into a product that's as refined or as beautiful as the Treasure classics that inspired it. But thought it may be a bit rough around the edges, it's also precisely the kind of game I would've bought used from a Japanese import store -- so, in that sense, it's still something of a gem.
  4. Feb 8, 2011
    80
    Mastering each stage, finding all of the collectibles, and earning various Trophies should prove to be a very satisfying experience.
  5. Feb 18, 2011
    75
    Explodemon is great fun for a few hours, providing interesting puzzles to blast your way through and many a secret to uncover. Repetition swiftly sets in, however, and you may well find yourself not bothering to play through to the end. Still, it's worth grabbing the demo to see whether you're into the concept.
  6. Feb 10, 2011
    75
    Explodemon! is a must own for old-school platforming fans, but anyone else should do a bit of research for they drop their hard earned cash on it.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. GT6
    Mar 7, 2011
    9
    Great platformer, and THE most underrated one. Its my favourite PSN game with by far the lowest meta score of the PSN games i have. It remindsGreat platformer, and THE most underrated one. Its my favourite PSN game with by far the lowest meta score of the PSN games i have. It reminds me of Pulseman and Drill Dozer but better. You can explore the level for half hour or speedrun it in a minute. And Explodemon is a great character hes crazy; funny and cool. Hes cool when you play , dashing , exploding ,wallsliding(btw the coolest wallslide i ever seen) but when he speaks hes crazy and funny. For me this is the best platformer on ps3. Full Review »