• Publisher: Messhof
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2017
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Flywrench is a frenetic action game from the makers of Nidhogg about piloting an aerobatic ship through the depths of space.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 14, 2017
    90
    Flywrench creates complex challenges through simple design structures, absorbing you into to its mesmerising gameplay for hours upon end.
  2. Mar 10, 2017
    83
    Flywrench is a treat. It’s amazing how Messhof has transmuted the very basic activity of controlling a little bendy line through a minimalistic level, into the feeling of being some kind of superhero. When the music is hitting just right, and you’re flipping through those colored gates at breakneck speeds the game feels somehow important. Like getting to the end of the level has something riding on it. Then you remember that you’re just flapping a little line around the bare skeleton of a game… which makes the illusion all the more impressive.
  3. 80
    Flywrench is an excellent action-obstacle game. The game eases you in gently for a little too long before cranking the difficulty sky high which will put off some players but if you master the controls then you’re sure to relish the, eventual, challenge.
  4. Feb 16, 2017
    80
    Flywrench is a deceptively simple challenge that requires nerves of steel and a vast reservoir of patience if you want to see everything it has to offer. When the game clicks it’s a fantastic challenge, with the difficulty offset by the short levels that make you feel like a pure ninja master when cleared.
  5. Mar 2, 2017
    80
    Despite its difficulty, Flywrench never lets up. While it’s not casting a particularly wide net, for those that fell in love with the games of its kind it is without a doubt one of the best in its class.
  6. Feb 17, 2017
    67
    Flywrench is best compared to some of the other games that were developed at the start of the indie gaming boom a decade ago. Unlike titles like Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV, I wasn't able to get the same sort of twitchy satisfaction from Flywrench mostly due to its emphasis on momentum. There's still fun to be had with Flywrench but a lot of it depends on how forgiving you are of its difficult color-changing, momentum-maintaining mechanics.
  7. Apr 12, 2017
    60
    Overall I enjoyed my time with Flywrench but wished there was a better process for learning what was right and wrong in terms of mechanics. It starts off so well with elements and mechanics being introduced slowly but surely. By the later stages I was sure I’d be ready for the challenge, and maybe someday I will be. But after a few too many deaths and dumb luck wins I felt put-off. There’s definitely a lot to like with Flywrench for fans of the insanely difficult, rapid-spawning games but for the more casual it will only offer a brief run through 170+ levels that will end in glorious victory, endless deaths, or sheer, dumb luck.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 10, 2017
    9
    I never wrote a review before and never played PC version but i taught, alright, this game is worth it!
    First thing ive knew from it, that it
    I never wrote a review before and never played PC version but i taught, alright, this game is worth it!
    First thing ive knew from it, that it was from the creators of Nidhogg, a cool 1vs1 retro-fighting game, then after being in Saturn level(couldn't finish it yet), i find FLYWRENCH to be my next fav space shotter and can identify some gameplay similatrities to Super Hexagon mixed with Sine Mora (top aswell).
    Gameplay:10
    Visuals/graphics:8
    Sound:8
    Re-playability:10
    Final Score:9
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