Reviews for Stealth Bastard Deluxe

86

They can't see me

Seibitsu | June 7, 2014 | See all Seibitsu's reviews »

If you enjoy platformers and stealth be sure to check this game. You are a clone that has to scape from deathly traps without beign seen. Use the enviroment to hide and find the exit to the level. It gives you challenging enough levels to prove your skills and it also has Trading Cards.

77

Fun for a while

Gmen | April 7, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »

This indie game started out life as a free platformer that was supposed to be a parody of the Stealth genre. The truth is that most stealth ‘em ups or sneakers are too slow paced, and so Stealth Bastard aims to bring the speed and platforming action of something like Duke Nukem II to the table. The way to look at this game is in the following way: it’s a fast paced version of Splinter Cell, but it’s also a side-scrolling 2D platformer.

You control a man, known as Bastard, who has to make his way through missions without being spotted by cameras, drones, and without being cut in half by dangerous laser beams.

Graphically it’s not going to impress, but it does possess that old charm that games like Abe’s Oddysee had back in the 1990’s. I dare say the controls are a bit better though limited to running left or right and jumping, although Bastard can perform actions like pushing objects and interacting with things like turning lights on and off.

There is no multiplayer feature as such, but there exists a leaderboard which shows the fastest times missions have been completed in. And once you've gotten through the main missions, there are the downloadable fan-created missions to wade through as well, seeing as the game comes with a level editor. You can even create and upload your own!

Overall it's one of the better and more challenging indie titles I've played. If you're looking for something more story-driven and deep though, you've come to the wrong place.

78

Challenging stealth platformer

Neonberry | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Neonberry's reviews »

Even though platforming is not really my cup of tea I have to acknowledge the solid gameplay Stealth Bastard Deluxe delivers. The levels are well designed, the graphics is fairly good (at least it serves its purpose since most people wont expect AAA graphics from indie games anyway) and the gameplay is solid, entertaining and captivating. Besides the stealth part of course there is a fair deal of platforming and puzzle solving to do (I guess this is what the Bastard part refers to). The game is enjoyable and rich, you get a lot of fun for your money. I recommend it to everyone who is up for some cartoonish but pretty though challenges.

90

Great game and challenging too

Freako | Jan. 6, 2014 | See all Freako's reviews »

I have played finish the game in 7 hours .

All i have to say i played it within a day. I couldn't stop playing Stealth Bastard Deluxe. There are 8 chambers and all you have to do is be stealthy, there is no weapon for you to use to kill someone only gadgets and utility.

Each round makes you beg for more action and unlike certain platforms this has crazy good dynamic lighting. I love it. The lighting can affect how you stand, where objects are placed. Basically even the enemies flash light is dynamic lighting. The interesting thing i love about this game is in stealth games you avoid the enemy. Here you do avoid the enemy but the enemy also serve as a gadget for you to get through a certain place or gate.

Love this game worth it totally.

75

Enjoyable

YYS1995 | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all YYS1995's reviews »

This game provides the player with great puzzles (some of which are of a rather difficult level) The game itself forces the player the take into account stealth elements (otherwise it would not be called Stealth Bastard, right? ). Now here comes the hard part. You have to balance the stealth game play... and solve the puzzles together, at the same time. The controls are easy to use, that said, you may need help tinkering about the first few stages to get the hang of it... but it should not be too difficult. The graphics itself are okay.. for an indie game. But I got some bugs on certain levels with the graphics (it started flashing), so windows 7 users might want to take note...it may not run all the well that smoothly. 7/10

80

An Experiment in Stealthy Precision

CrimsonWizard | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »

Scientists in video games love making death traps, don't they? Luckily for you they make them into fun puzzles in Stealth Bastard. Unlike the typical hop and bop sort of platforming, your goal is to sneak through each stage alive. How so? The shadows, careful timing, and many bloody restarts. Thankfully, despite the challenging puzzles, the game gets you back in the action very fast with each level having a few checkpoints to help you. In addition, you have an arsenal of gadgets you can earn to make stages even easier like decoys for the cameras and robots, and so on. Many will compare this to the other recent stealth platformer, Mark of the Ninja,and while two are wonderful indie games, Stealth Bastard focuses more on stealth puzzles, while Mark of the Ninja offers stealth and many ways to kill soldiers. That said, I highly recommend Stealth Bastard. With all thrilling death trap puzzles and extras to play for (extra stages and gadgets), this is an indie game well worth the price.

80

Stealthhhhhhhhhhhhhh Goggles

doubttom | Aug. 25, 2013 | See all doubttom's reviews »

This is a great indie game. This is a great game period. The puzzles are varied as all get out and the art style is pretty cool. Yeah it has the indie moniker but this is just as addictive as any other stealth game out there. It will hook you and make you want to sneak past just one more lazer before you realize it's been longer than you anticipated. Drop a few bucks and enjoy the ride.

70

Nice Indie

simodeso | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »

It's a nice puzzle- platformer that can give a few hours of fun. It's an indie so it doesn't cost a lot, and it is a good point for this game.. If you enjoy this type of games of course. It's very hard too, so another good point, because you will have to sneak throught many enemies, and obviously if you get caught you will die.

84

Very Fun Game

borgiswa | Aug. 2, 2013 | See all borgiswa's reviews »

This game managed to impress me on multiple levels. I appreciated the stealth-platformer elements, while the atmosphere was on the level of some of the greatest stealth games out there. The controls are tight, and this game always leaves you wanting more. Stealth Bastard Deluxe is a must buy - especially when on sale.

80

Basically mark of the ninja but in a different art style

boyschraverus | July 31, 2013 | See all boyschraverus's reviews »

This is a great game, with a high difficulty. And stealthy gameplay that I love! Also there are a lot of puzzles that can be pretty hard. If you liked Mark of the ninja, be sure to check this game out!

79

2D Stealth Done Right

F4T4LV0iD | July 27, 2013 | See all F4T4LV0iD's reviews »

Stealth Bastard Deluxe offers some of the most fun 2D stealth puzzling yet to be offered. The only 2D game that uses stealth that I'd say would top this game is Mark of the Ninja, but that's like comparing apples and oranges, as Stealth Bastard Deluxe is more focused around the puzzle aspect and finding the exit while avoiding robotic sentries.

The premise is simple but effective. There is a door that you must open and escape. Sound easy? If only it were that easy. You typically need to find consoles which will unlock said door, and then you can make your escape. But what fun would that be without throwing puzzles in your path, and dangerous robotic sentries out to make your day a little more difficult?

I kept going back to this game time and time again and found it difficult to quit, I always felt like "just one more level". None of the puzzles are so painfully difficult that you'll throw your hands up with defeat and never play the game again, but you are presented with enough of a challenge to make you feel like you accomplish something meaningful each time you complete a level, and as the subtitle says, you feel like a total tactical espionage arsehole as you sneak through the shadows and avoid pesky security cameras.

I got more than my money's worth out of this game, and if you like fun platformers with a stealthy puzzle twist, I suggest picking up this excellent indie title.

85

Meat Boy + Metal Gear = Meat Gear?

YggdrasilsSword | July 6, 2013 | See all YggdrasilsSword's reviews »

Stealth Bastard is an interesting combination of hardcore 2D platformer and hardcore stealth. This isn't the kind of stealth game where you slowly crouch-walk through the whole level and snipe all the guards with a silenced tranquilizer sniper rifle. Instead of taking it slow, you have to observe your environment, plan your movements, and then leap into action like a ninja. As in Super Meat Boy, you will die often, only to instantly respawn anew. Succeeding in the later levels of the game requires foresight, skill, and perseverance.

86

A Stealthy Version of Super Meat Boy

thegaminglyfe | June 20, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

Stealth Bastard Deluxe is a hardcore platformer where you have to sneak into a place and must get pasts lots of enemies and things like security cameras. The way this is similar to Super Meat Boy is how the game is extremely hard and frustrating but makes you determined to finish the level. And by the end of the level you are so proud of yourself that you move onto the next level. If you love platformers this is a must buy.

80

An interesting stealth/puzzle

Cavalieroscuro | June 13, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

Stealth Bastard Deluxe is an amazing, little stealth games, full of puzzle of course. The game stars to be hard as soon as you press enter, and complete it will be a real challenge. If you loved Mark of the Ninja, give this a try too.

78

Quite Difficult!

DanielZo0 | June 11, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »

Steatlth Bastard was a new platform game from Curve Studios conceived primarily to be signed death. But the truth is that this contract may not necessarily be the victim, who just holding a pen. When the Bastard quick, skillful, uncompromising precision and foresight, can defeat death.

Speed ​​is all but over. Curve of her gray-green arcades literally did speedrun. It is a discipline at progaming in which the player level or multiple repetitions of the game in record time can overcome obstacles and establish that either their own or straight world maximum.

67

Free Indie creation

KellinCore | June 8, 2013 | See all KellinCore's reviews »

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79

For hardcore platformers!

Liverpool1971 | June 7, 2013 | See all Liverpool1971's reviews »

It’s a game that drives you crazy. It can be compared to Super Meatboy (yes, it’s a hard but addictive platformer with instant restarts, and plenty of messy deaths ) The stealth game that isn’t about being slow. Stealth Bastard was actually a freeware game (on sale is the deluxe version), so you can try it out first.