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  • Summary: Slime-san: Superslime Edition includes all three major campaigns as well as some brand new, exclusive levels and features. Happy sliming!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 24, 2018
    90
    A game with guts and great platforming, Slime-san blends simplicity in design with precise controls. The easy to digest, bite-sized stages make it compulsively playable.
  2. Jun 21, 2018
    90
    An intensely replayable game, but not just because of how fun it is. Hidden collectables, for instance, are scattered throughout each stage that help unlock even more content beyond the original 100 levels.
  3. Jul 2, 2018
    85
    There’s nothing like it. I laughed, I screamed and I danced in the belly of the worm as I completed level after level. It was quite an experience, and perhaps others will feel the same triumph I felt when I finally reached my goals. This was one hell of a title, and I look forward to more Slime-san in the future.
  4. Jul 10, 2018
    82
    Slime-san: Superslime Edition is a great platform, with an interesting challenge level and dozens of collectibles.
  5. Aug 9, 2018
    80
    Slime-San: Superslime Edition is a gret puzzle-platformer that doesn’t try to be anything more than it is, and the content is perfectly executed by being easy to start and difficult to master, and it offers enough content to keep players coming back for hours.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 2, 2018
    80
    The colour coding of the environment is phenomenal, meaning a lot can be going on from screen to screen without feeling too busy. [Issue#151, p.94]
  7. 60
    For those wanting an Everest to climb, Slime-san delivers plenty of challenge and complexity to master. It lacks some charm, character and the format of the levels seems to stifle any fluency. There's enough here to differentiate itself from the obvious influences but it hosts an aesthetic which I just don't find appealing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 27, 2018
    10
    Everyone who longs after a proper follow up to classics like Super Meat Boy: Check out Slime-san. What starts as a silly tutorial of a littleEveryone who longs after a proper follow up to classics like Super Meat Boy: Check out Slime-san. What starts as a silly tutorial of a little slime being swallowed by a snake gradually evolves into a compelling and charming world with TONS of content. There is simply no better game when it comes to bang for your buck! Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2018
    10
    I bought the game originally on my PC and regretted it when it came to the Switch but decided to double dip for the ps4. The devs are superI bought the game originally on my PC and regretted it when it came to the Switch but decided to double dip for the ps4. The devs are super supportive online and the extra content they made is really cool they’re even talking about a potential level editor now. This game is already huge and the controls are good too any platformer fan should give this a look tbh. Expand
  3. Jul 7, 2018
    9
    Okay so I see a trend of low user reviews on Metacritic and its starting to piss me off. this game is awesome I have like 20 hours into it andOkay so I see a trend of low user reviews on Metacritic and its starting to piss me off. this game is awesome I have like 20 hours into it and have not even done the dlc yet. Sure its hard and sometimes I want to rip my stupid controller apart but thats the point. really like this one! Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2018
    9
    Since Super Meat Boy hit the scene, a series of difficult platformers with short levels have been released in the hopes of hitting the sameSince Super Meat Boy hit the scene, a series of difficult platformers with short levels have been released in the hopes of hitting the same levels of success. While Celeste has certainly reached that level, other games like Octahedron changed things up but didn’t appeal to everyone, even though we enjoyed it. A developer can’t blatantly rip off the base and expect the same kind of success without adding their style to it, and that flare is where a game may live or die.

    Slime-san: Superslime Edition is what you loved about the original version of the game plus more. It has all the extras that you can unlock, the three campaigns, and several extra levels to bust your thumbs on. Quite honestly, the amount of content in this game is staggering. The levels themselves offer a decent amount of replay value with speed runs, extra challenge items, and secret areas. You can use the items from the secret areas (coins) and levels (apples) to purchase extra content, such as arcades and game filters, respectively. The arcade games are actually mini-games like kart racing, all of which stand out being a completely different look from the game you were just playing. These extras serve as an incentive to collect the apples and coins when you can, or at least gives players a reason to go back to the levels later on in the hopes of getting everything.

    Just because a game has a lot doesn’t mean that it’s all good. Luckily, it appears that is the case here. Whether you’re traveling through the giant worm, kraken, or facing Sheeple in his new appointed role of villain, everything plays well and is fun to take on. At the end of a series of levels you’ll be faced with a boss, which doesn’t involve too much out of the ordinary on your end, but it is fun to see how they incorporate all the skills you’d normally use to pass through a level against a large foe.

    As this is a game that focuses heavily on twitch gameplay (not the streaming service, although it would make for a good game on the platform), it’s important that the controls are tight and responsive. Any lag can mean death and unending frustration, and I’m happy to say the main disappointment you’ll face here is your own lack of ability. In addition to the obvious moving around, jumping, and wall jumping, you’ll have the ability to dash and phase through green objects that would otherwise be solid. That all sounds pretty basic, but it’s when you see how the abilities interact with the levels that things really start to get interesting. When you take into account that the phase ability also slows down everything including yourself, it allows for some pinpoint action – or will result in an untimely death.

    If you think you’ll have the ability to spend time on each level, think again. After a short period the level will begin to fill up with stomach acid. In some levels, this is necessary for progression as it’ll change the make-up of the level. In most it’ll merely serve as a timer forcing you to hurry through the level. The only time this will really cause any issues is for some of the apples you’ll be collecting. While there seems to be a lot of variation in the levels in what you’re asked to do, the tasks can become repetitive. While SMB has distinctive levels one after another, you’ll start to see double while playing Slime-san. One thing that will stand out amongst the repitition is the soundtrack, which is absolutely stellar. Make sure you have the volume up for this one.

    It’s no wonder that Slime-san is getting a new edition after spending some time with it. There’s so much to love about it, and while it does have a few flaws, the positives far outweigh the negatives it has. If you’re big into platformers and missed this the first time around, I implore you to get slimy with the Super Slime Edition.
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