1001 Spikes Wii U

User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22

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  1. Aug 21, 2014
    7
    Like Dark Souls, this game is known for it's difficulty, you are guaranteed to die in this game. The level of difficulty is both the game's most appealing feature and it's downfall. A lot of deaths in this game use cheap tactics by having invisible tripwires, unnoticeable trap doors and dart launchers. If you want a game with unreasonably hard levels that will probably last you quite a fewLike Dark Souls, this game is known for it's difficulty, you are guaranteed to die in this game. The level of difficulty is both the game's most appealing feature and it's downfall. A lot of deaths in this game use cheap tactics by having invisible tripwires, unnoticeable trap doors and dart launchers. If you want a game with unreasonably hard levels that will probably last you quite a few hours, this is the game for you. if you want a game that focuses on story or is not very difficult i do not recommend this game. Expand
  2. 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 ashad 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
  3. Aug 2, 2014
    6
    It's hard in all the wrong ways. Instead of presenting a fair challenge in which your skills get better as you progress, hardly ever presenting a challenge that you are prepared or can even recognize. It's good at making you frustrated and through that it makes its challenge. It is not balanced or gradual instead it is cheap. It is not Castlevania, Megaman, Shovel Knight or Mario where itIt's hard in all the wrong ways. Instead of presenting a fair challenge in which your skills get better as you progress, hardly ever presenting a challenge that you are prepared or can even recognize. It's good at making you frustrated and through that it makes its challenge. It is not balanced or gradual instead it is cheap. It is not Castlevania, Megaman, Shovel Knight or Mario where it is fair rather expect a lot of cheap kills. It is still fun but not as great as it could be. Expand
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 5, 2015
    90
    1001 Spikes is a fun, varied and well-designed 2D platformer that makes use of old-school mechanics to impose a steep difficulty curve and a thousand and one obstacles that even experienced players will find challenging. A very welcome addition to the eShop’s library.
  2. 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.
  3. 80
    The sheer volume of content on offer here is quite impressive, as is the presentation.