Tanglewood (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Thomas King (2)
Written on  :  Aug 27, 2018
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

Finally, a proper modern retro game.

The Good

Tanglewood is a joy to behold. Instead of being a retro styled game, which actually does far more than any retro console could, Tanglewood is an actual Genesis (Megadrive in my land) release. Built from the ground up on original Sega development hardware, the game takes what was good about the classic platformers of the day, and works in many gameplay elements from modern times to keep things fresh and entertaining. Wonderful graphics (character animation is so smooth) for the hardware, and inspired sound design.

The Bad

Very occasionally the jumping wasn't as responsive as I'd like. That's about it. The rest is solid.

The Bottom Line

A puzzle platformer which borrows elements from Another World, Flashback, Limbo, and The Lion King, bringing them all together into a complete and original package. A true modern retro game for a classic system. A great evolution of the mascot platformer that takes itself just seriously enough.