Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 18, 2014
    90
    An example of the format done right: It harnesses that old-school look for a reason and focuses in on a single design concept with obsessive clarity. Developer 8bit Fanatics really gets what made the best classic games great, and manages to make a hateful, hurtful game into addictive fun.
  2. Jun 10, 2014
    80
    A great experience, but not one without its flaws — and absolutely not one for the faint of heart.
  3. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Aug 8, 2014
    75
    The game never misses a trick to punish recklessness and complacency. [Sept 2014, p.87]
  4. Edge Magazine
    Aug 20, 2014
    60
    The craftsmanship is easy to admire, but 1001 Spikes can be a hard game to love. [Sept 2014, p.117]
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Oct 21, 2020
    4
    At first this seems like a great game, but eventually the levels become poorly designed. Specifically, they are designs where if you getAt first this seems like a great game, but eventually the levels become poorly designed. Specifically, they are designs where if you get through the first part of the level and you get to the second part [yay! i did it!] at the wrong time in the second part's sequence, you die instantly. You have to predict the exact timing of the rest of the level, and that isn't fun. If you survive the first part, you should have a chance at the second part, [it should be a "sure you could die instantly, but in an avoidable way" situation], this is just immature gratuitous game design Full Review »
  2. Feb 23, 2015
    9
    Old school hard, fun and extremely frustrating at the same time. Takes patience and memorization, much like an old school NES platformer, butOld school hard, fun and extremely frustrating at the same time. Takes patience and memorization, much like an old school NES platformer, but very challenging and equally rewarding. Great overall game if you like punishing difficulty. Full Review »