Blood of the Werewolf is a game that pays homage to the hardcore platformers from the early days with nods to classics like Castlevania, Mega Man, Super Mario Bros.. The classic genre elements are modernized through frequent checkpoints, platforming elements that challenge your reaction speed and pattern recognition skills; and it has infinite lives so you can start back where you left off.
The game is about skill. It is about learning the tricks in each level to make your next speed run as fast as possible. The game highlights speed runs as well, giving both a grade and a time each time you run through each level and pitting you up against your friends and others on global leaderboards for each map.
Blood of the Werewolf's setting is a blend of classic horror monsters and their respective kingdoms in the midst of a monster civil war. As Selena, last of the wolf clan, you are on a mission to rescue your only child from the clutches of the evil Dr. Frankenstein. You battle through ten levels and five boss arenas, facing off against classic boss monsters like Dracula, Mr. Hyde, and more. You switch from human to werewolf form frequently, relying on the strengths of each form to help you get through numerous platforming challenges.
Next to the main story there are collectibles in each level to help power up the character and hidden upgrades found in each level to further boost the abilities as both human and werewolf. Two additional game modes can be unlocked: Score Rush and Endless. In Score Rush, you grab gems and defeat enemies as quickly as possible to get the highest possible score in each level. In Endless, you platform through progressively more difficult procedurally generated rooms to try to set the record against your friends.