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  • Summary: Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes is a 2D platformer where you have 1,001 lives to beat the game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 8, 2014
    95
    This is a game that will have you thinking about how intense, perplexing, and perfect it was for days. Like a tiny mouse says early in the game -- "the harder the victory, the greater the joy of success".
  2. Jun 11, 2014
    80
    The frustrating lack of off-TV play aside, 1001 Spikes is a spirited, fun title that exemplifies the creative indie spirit that is permeating the eShop.
  3. 80
    The sheer volume of content on offer here is quite impressive, as is the presentation.
  4. Jul 1, 2014
    77
    But somehow, the small scale trials found in the levels of 1001 Spikes bring me back. Grabbing the key and making it inches from the stage door before dying carries a similar weight, and makes realizing the far-fetched goal all the sweeter.
  5. Jun 8, 2014
    70
    If gamers are looking for a super challenging, rage inducing but fair game, they will be quite happy with their purchase. If what they are looking for is an easy going, charming platformer, it is highly advised to look elsewhere.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 4, 2014
    8
    had played this game wanting it ever since i had seen it on the Xbox 360 indie arcade store. After a long time of waiting, my time had come to go through the trials of Aban Hawkins and the 1001 spikes, preparing to stay up all night frustrated with the difficulty of the levels that were to come. But to my surprise, i didn't find this game to be as difficult as it looked, still hard as heck. But I had gotten through the game in just a couple hours... Although with the huge variety of different playable characters and the dozens of levels that are included within the game, as well as the fun action packed multiplayer modes. Id say i definitely got my moneys worth. Expand