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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: Live the life of space captain Flinthook! Armed with your mighty hookshot, your uncanny slow-motion powers and your trusty blasma pistol, plunder and fight your way through an infinite variety of randomly-assembled spaceships for treasure, loot and fame!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. CD-Action
    Jun 30, 2017
    90
    The only thing I didn’t like about Flinthook is its uneven difficulty level, but that simply comes with the rougelike elements. Other than that it’s an excellent game. [07/2017, p.58]
  2. May 12, 2017
    90
    All told, Flinthook is a damn good time. It’s demanding with its difficulty but provides all of the tools necessary for success; not so cruel as to seem unfair but steadfast in its expectations of the player. The core mechanics are satisfying to use and well balanced, while offering the player ways to upset individual aspects of that balance through perks and carve out their own style.
  3. Apr 18, 2017
    85
    Flinthook is a fine video game that sunk its hooks into me with easy to pick up and play gameplay, a catchy soundtrack, and cute characters. It's easily a recommendable rogue-lite for any fans of the genre or platformers in general. Just don't expect the game to anchor you to your seat unless you're the kind of person that needs to uncover every piece of treasure possible. Even if you aren't, Flinthook is a dandy game, in space.
  4. May 12, 2017
    79
    A satisfying, moreish take on the roguelike formula, and one that's most likely to appeal to genre naysayers.
  5. Jun 30, 2017
    75
    A quite decent roguelike which, with the exception of some unfair difficulty spikes, delivers in non-stop action, well-crafted gameplay and variety in its randomized levels. The mix of sci-fi and old-school pirate theme is also a plus.
  6. Jun 19, 2017
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Apr 28, 2017
    62
    Not all aspects in Flinthook fit together seamlessly. Above all, it’s a game for lenient genre-fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Apr 19, 2017
    10
    Clearly the people reviewing this are trolling. I wouldn't give the game a 10 myself, but it is a solid 8.5. If you like rougelike gamesClearly the people reviewing this are trolling. I wouldn't give the game a 10 myself, but it is a solid 8.5. If you like rougelike games that have a sense of progression like Rogue Legacy (as opposed to Enter the Gungeon) while also incorporating some excellent platforming, that's oozing with charm, this game is for you. Tribute games nails it with their newest release. Expand
  2. May 1, 2017
    10
    This is a great rouge like game with some amazing unique implements. some people say the graphics are bad ... if you don't like pixel art justThis is a great rouge like game with some amazing unique implements. some people say the graphics are bad ... if you don't like pixel art just stay away. well worth the £11 Expand
  3. Aug 25, 2018
    10
    This game is a lot of fun, it is pretty much a rogue-lite but without so much randomization dictating your current playthrough. I almost beatThis game is a lot of fun, it is pretty much a rogue-lite but without so much randomization dictating your current playthrough. I almost beat the first boss (as well as the first three stages) without any upgrades. However, with upgrades it made the process a lot easier while also adding more enemies and changing the overall stages a good bit. I HIGHLY recommend this on the Switch but it can be good fun where ever you end up picking it up. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2018
    9
    Really enjoyed this game, definitely one of the better roguelikes I've ever played. Graphics were nice, the gameplay felt super smooth andReally enjoyed this game, definitely one of the better roguelikes I've ever played. Graphics were nice, the gameplay felt super smooth and satisfying, and it really felt like as i played the levels over and over again, i not only had more tools at my disposal (because of the upgrades) but i definitely felt like i was constantly getting better and better at the game, which is really what i look for in a roguelike. Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2017
    9
    Honestly... why are we trolling small game development companies? Clearly a blatant and idiotic attempt to hurt the release of this game forHonestly... why are we trolling small game development companies? Clearly a blatant and idiotic attempt to hurt the release of this game for reasons that are publicly unclear. This is a really good game with a fantastic grappling hook mechanic, and it's a boat load of fun. I came on here wanting to share the enjoyment I was getting out of this well crafted game and am finding that the bizarre, coordinated negative attacks via review are putting a damper on that. Why be a sh**ty person and denigrate a great small game, from a small development team. Both of you two morons need have a casual peek in the mirror and make sure your outward fecal projection is what you hoped it would be. Get a life; preferably one that doesn't belittle the efforts, especially those that are objectively good. Trolls are bottom feeders.

    9/10 for the game though...
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  6. Sep 3, 2017
    8
    The gameplay of this game (with joypad) is SO good, it's fluid, it's fun. If you like roguelike games like this you should absolutely give itThe gameplay of this game (with joypad) is SO good, it's fluid, it's fun. If you like roguelike games like this you should absolutely give it a try. It gets the "Tribute Games" treatment: it's gonna be hard. Expand
  7. Apr 19, 2017
    0
    Terrible game with horrendous graphics. There's no point in buying this game. I can't believe I wasted almost 20 dollars on such a terribleTerrible game with horrendous graphics. There's no point in buying this game. I can't believe I wasted almost 20 dollars on such a terrible game from such a terrible developer. Expand

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