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Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Summary: Timespinner is a story-driven adventure, inspired by classic 90s action-platformers. Timekeeper Lunais is on a quest to avenge her slain family, using time-bending powers to explore an interconnected world.

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Timespinner - Official Gameplay Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 27, 2018
    90
    Timespinner looks great, plays great, and feels like what a modern take on Metrovania should be, spiced up with some time manipulation mechanics that feel a bit underutilized in the grand scheme of things.
  2. Sep 28, 2018
    90
    Beautifully trim, transcendently polished, and unexpectedly inclusive, Timespinner is among the most capable endeavours to spring from Castlevania’s picked-over carcass.
  3. Oct 31, 2018
    90
    It's plain to see I adored my time with Timespinner. Its little niggles couldn't prevent me from going back to New Game Plus, or even experimenting with the level cap mode or higher difficulties. I stopped everything for Timespinner and in return I was rewarded with tight gameplay, a rich, beautiful world and all the queer representation I've ever wanted.
  4. Games Master UK
    Nov 1, 2018
    81
    With quality platforming, you should definitely give this time-twisting adventure a spin. [Issue#336, p.71]
  5. Sep 24, 2018
    80
    Aside from a few mishaps in dialogue, Timespinner distinguishes itself with an absorbing story with interesting underlying themes. It stands out with a refreshing time travelling spin on combat that reflects the diversity of the level designs. Exploration, sans the tiny map, is enjoyable, with the past and present boasting unique music and mechanics to keep things fresh. Overall, this solid adventure is a great use of your time.
  6. Sep 28, 2018
    78
    I can’t deny the allure of the formula Timespinner is aging, and if its pixelated font and damage numbers give you nostalgic shivers, don’t hesitate to give it a shot. It doesn’t escape its genre trappings, but its combat, late-game exploration, and interesting plot make for a strong foundation that hooked me long enough for it to all come together.
  7. Oct 14, 2018
    70
    Timespinner is good callback to the 90s and games that inspired it. It has some solid combat, decent exploration, and a great soundtrack. The story and side quests are a bit dull, and the time mechanic never delivers on its potential, but it’s still an enjoyable adventure overall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 19, 2018
    10
    A sweet metroidvania game and it hasn't a very cool upgrade system and has pets and a good story
  2. Apr 1, 2019
    9
    A nostalgic side scrolling rpg. Beautiful, simply beautiful artwork that will leave you wanting more. It had length, a nice storyline,A nostalgic side scrolling rpg. Beautiful, simply beautiful artwork that will leave you wanting more. It had length, a nice storyline, inspiring characters, unique bosses, and an excellent trove of abilities and passive abilities. I am a sucker for level up rpgs myself. One minor downfall was that, in my opinion, it was not as challenging as I had hoped. Wonderful job Lunar Ray Games! A real treat! Expand