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  • Summary: Three slimetastic adventures!!! Slime your way out of a giant worm! Take down bosses with surgical precision!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 7, 2017
    90
    Looking for a fast-paced, patience-testing, platforming challenge that may well make you want to throw your Nintendo Switch across the room in frustration? Then Slime-san is for you! Fans of Super Meat Boy and its ilk will be right at home with this addictive, excellently presented piece of gaming goodness that will have players tearing their hair out, but unable to put down until every drop of juice (or 'slime') has been squeezed out of it.
  2. Aug 16, 2017
    90
    Slime-san is a brilliantly snappy, charismatic and challenging title that manages to deliver a satisfying core game with tonnes of bonus extras to play around with besides. The controls are spot-on, the environments are varied and engaging, and while other platformers may have tread similar ground before, Slime-san weaves together so many different elements into a finely-crafted experience that it deserves a place among the best in the genre.
  3. Aug 22, 2017
    90
    Slime-san is a surprisingly refreshing twitch-based platformer that will put a smile on anyone’s face. Its sharp controls mixed with brutal but balanced difficulty, as well as some well-done pixelated graphics, makes Slime-san a must buy for anyone looking for some platforming goodness.
  4. Aug 10, 2017
    84
    Hands down, Slime-san is the best super-tough 2D platformer that I've ever played (yes, even better than Super Meat Boy). So, if you're looking for a new experience to test your gaming skills then you can't do much better than this.
  5. Oct 2, 2017
    80
    Slime-san is a fun and well designed platformer that exudes a retro style of ages gone by and whose varied content and lifespan are certain to keep players entertained for long periods of time, regardless of occasional controller difficulties.
  6. Sep 3, 2017
    80
    Consistently surprising, challenging and delightful, Slime-san is totally worth a look.
  7. NF Magazine
    Oct 30, 2017
    55
    I wish I liked Slime-san more than I did, but the platforming is hampered for me severely by the confounding views combined with my dislike of the floatier controls and frustrating dash ability. [Issue #30 – November/December 2017, p. 23]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 17, 2017
    10
    This is a truly great game that has a great mix of gorgeous pixel art style graphics and fantastic and hard level designs that are fair (forThis is a truly great game that has a great mix of gorgeous pixel art style graphics and fantastic and hard level designs that are fair (for the most part) and fun. I enjoy how throughout the game they continue to add in new things instead of reusing older parts of the game just harder. I like how you can change your playstyle such as walking slower but jumping higher in exchange for apples. Apples are the games main collectibles which allow you to purchase different forms of slime san allowing different playstyles as mentioned above, hats and a few other accessories, borders of detailed art and shaders that can make the game look like it is an old vhs tape or like you're playing it on a gameboy. There is also coins to collect by finding secret exits and new, funny characters that are often references to other games or movies and you can guide them back to slumptown, the place where all previously mentioned items can be purchased. You can use these coins to purchase minigames which act as fun little distractions from the main game. Nothing to write home about but fun nonetheless. You purchase these minigames in an arcade where you can meet a hedghog who's known for his speed called cinos and a speedrunner. There is also a set of challenges which task you with destroying all of the targets in a pre built stage in a set time. The reward for success is an apple. This takes place in a dojo where you also meet red shadow who is your biggest fan and is mentioned throughout slumptown.The morphing ability that slows down time is innovative and fun and opens up all sorts of new opportunities in level design which the developers had no trouble siezing.

    A stunningly good game for just £10.
    10/10
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  2. Jan 19, 2018
    10
    I love this game! Everyone who has a Nintendo Switch should buy this game!!!
  3. Mar 9, 2020
    10
    Slime-San is one of the best platformers I have ever played. It is full of charm and life. If you like the genre you MUST play this game.
  4. Oct 31, 2017
    8
    One might at first glance write off Slime-san as a simple Super Meat Boy clone, but they'd be a bit off. Where Super Meat Boy was all aboutOne might at first glance write off Slime-san as a simple Super Meat Boy clone, but they'd be a bit off. Where Super Meat Boy was all about the ultra-precise jump, Slime-san demands less in that aspect, in exchange for forcing you to balance your jumps with air dashes and wall phasing in quick succession while a wall of digestive acid threatens to melt you in every level if you don't act quickly enough. It is like Super Meat Boy in the sense that both are frantic and precise twitch platformers with ultra-tight controls, smart level design, great collectibles and speed challenges, quirky charm, and tons of content at the price point, and like Super Meat Boy, it's a must-have for those who love a brutal, but fair test of precision platforming prowess. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2017
    8
    Pro
    - Super Meatboy-esque
    - So many levels + Free content in the future - The game is challenging Con - Graphic (not my taste) - Some
    Pro
    - Super Meatboy-esque
    - So many levels + Free content in the future
    - The game is challenging
    Con
    - Graphic (not my taste)
    - Some level is too difficult
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  6. Apr 11, 2018
    8
    I was not sure about this game, but I downloaded the game and thought it was pretty fun! I went ahead and bought the game (30% off) and I justI was not sure about this game, but I downloaded the game and thought it was pretty fun! I went ahead and bought the game (30% off) and I just completed it last week. There are so many different mechanics and so many levels. The levels are not really long, but quite challenging. It gets frustrating at times, but I never felt it was unfair. You cannot take your time when you enter a level therefore you have to ''master'' the controls and memorize the patterns. The bosses were kind of cool for this type of game. I personally don't mind the graphics, but don't really like them either. I mostly care about the gameplay and mechanics of a game, not necessarily the graphics or the story or the music. I now started the Blackbird's Kraken DLC which seems very good so far. This game is worth the asking price on the Switch. I wanted to give it a score of 7.5 out of 10, but I feel it deserves an 8 more than a 7. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2018
    7
    Slime-san is a great platformer, it's up there with Celeste. With tons of content, awesome collectibles, mini games, character accessories,Slime-san is a great platformer, it's up there with Celeste. With tons of content, awesome collectibles, mini games, character accessories, and so on, this really is the definition of "getting a bang for your buck." I would recommend this game for any platform lovers. Expand

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