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  • Summary: Explodemon! is a 2.5D platform action game brought kicking and screaming into the HD era. Influenced by classic Japanese games from the golden era of the SNES, players use Explodemon’s self-destructive nature to combat enemies and fly through the air, all the while solving a huge variety of physics-based puzzles (and, naturally, causing incalculable collateral damage). Expand
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  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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Feb 14, 2011
    70
    An eclectic mix of platforming and combat mechanics help compensate for Explodemon's mundane inclinations.
  5. Mar 13, 2011
    68
    There's the odd difficulty spike, too. [Apr 2011, p.90]
  6. Feb 21, 2011
    58
    Explodemon feels nice and weighty as you move through the stages, but overall, the game's physics are unwieldy. It's too hard to predict how objects will react to explosions: A missile that seems like it should deflect instead explodes, for instance, or a block ends up on your head instead of on a switch.
  7. Feb 26, 2011
    40
    The irony is that in mining some unforgettable games, Curve has delivered a forgettable hodgepodge. [Mar 2011, p.105]

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  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 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. Collapse