At first sight, Mega Coin Squad looks like a complete Super Mario ripoff. But once you start playing, you’ll realize it’s fairly different. It’s basically a platformer in which you go around in one area and collect enough coins to complete the level. If you play with friends, its actually quite fun. However, playing alone isn’t exactly the same story.
What I Liked
- Its fairly challenging once you get a few levels in. Challenging enough where I got frustrated, but in a good way.
- The multiplayer portion of the game is very fun. It’s way better than the solo part.
- Even though playing through the levels twice can get repetitive, there are different characters you can play as that’ll help mix it up a little. Each of these characters has a different skill set, so you will face new challenges with each one.
What I Didn’t Like
- Although playing through it with multiple characters can be fun, it gets fairly repetitive on your first play through. It may not be this way for everybody, but personally I was bored with it before I ran through all of the levels once.
- To add to that, the game is also really short. Because of that, some people may not feel the repetitiveness, but will be disappointed at the lack of content.
- There’s no online multiplayer, so while it is fun to play with other people, if you don’t have someone to play with you’re going to be out of luck.
Mega Coin Squad is a game that could be great fun if you have a group of people to play with. However, if you are more of a solo gamer I would recommend skipping this one. The only exception being if you are a huge fan of platformers, but even then know that this isn’t your classic platforming game. And remember that the multiplayer is really what makes this game.
Developer: Big Pixel Studios
Publisher: Adult Swim Games
Original Release Date: August 15, 2014
Platforms: Xbox One (Reviewed), PC, Mac, Linux
ESRB Rating: T – Teen
*A copy of this game was provided for review.