Don't Look Back

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Don't Look Back is a moody platformer, entirely drawn in a colour palette of black and red, with parallels to the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice from Greek mythology.

Starting at a grave, players control a character who ventures into the underworld to bring back his lost love. The controls are basic, with arrow keys for movement and jumping, and an additional key to shoot. Rather than side-scrolling, it is a fixed series of screens and when failing the character immediately restarts the screen, with an unlimited amount of tries.

To progress, classic platform obstacles need to conquered, including disappearing platforms, moving objects need to be dodges and there are opponents to be shot. Every now and then, a larger enemy appears that requires multiple hits to be taken out.


Don't Look Back Windows One of the first boss characters
Don't Look Back Browser Just finished blasting a bat away.
Don't Look Back Browser The title screen
Don't Look Back Browser I know they look 8-bit, but even that spider gives me the creep.

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Softonic Windows Mar 18, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digitally Downloaded Ouya Aug 19, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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