In this frantic 2D arena arcade game, you take on the role of our quirky antihero; Willy who, to survive, is forced to run, jump and avoid an array of killer death-traps. Succeed and Willy will become the Champion of Penarium. Fail and he will die in a most horrendous way, much to the delight of the baying crowd.Read full description
Penarium is set in a sinister circus arena, where contestants, much like Gladiators of old, are forced to entertain a sadistic crowd. In this frantic 2D arena arcade game, you take on the role of our quirky antihero; Willy who, to survive, is forced to run, jump and avoid an array of killer death-traps. Succeed and Willy will become the Champion of Penarium. Fail and he will die in a most horrendous way, much to the delight of the baying crowd.
Guide poor Willy through this evil madness in single player and 2 player local COOP and Competitive modes. Every kid wants to go to circus but no kid wants to die in one.
Penarium is not some big masterpiece but it is worth paying some attention to it. You are an ordinary boy who is a victim of being forced to work in the circus and has to do tricks you have not dreamed of. Sounds good, but the reality looks different. In this game is really hard. You will die hundreds or maybe thousands of times. The gameplay is sadly quite average. So it's up to you, I would say, it is safe to buy it once it is on sale.
Penarium is an 8bit story of a boy called Willie who's kidnapped by an Evil mysterious man who runs a Circus and forces you to please his audience, the game features a pretty funny and entertaining dialogue from the mysterious man and his requests are quite hilarious at times making the game has a strong personality for sure. gameplay features platforming and puzzle solving as you pass obstacles on a still stage , where you dodge death traps on the go , you get different threats that may kill you instantly or lead eventually to your death like water pipes that push you towards traps , the gameplay is pretty fast and difficult and sometimes feels impossible like Super meat boy and Rayman series. there's a couple of modes including co op, the campaign is fun and arcade mode is just repetitive and you'll probably wont pass the first level, co op is fun but requires synchronization. visuals are simplistic 8 bit art style which is familiar and soundtrack is fun circus track , if you have the patience then you'll enjoy this game otherwise i recommend you choose a simpler easier game.
This is a nicely made arcade action game. The graphics are pixel styled and well made, and really has some neat detail. The art style is cute and nice to look at. This game is made by Team 17, makers of the popular Worms games. This game has local multiplayer and local co-op. It also has full controller support and nice achievements. The gameplay is simple, it is basically and arena fighter, easy to get into and loads and loads of fun, easpecially if you have someone to play with. There are 3 arenas, with 10 levels per arena. The challenges are initially easy but get harder and harder, which is really fun but can lead to rage quits. The sound is great and fitting too. Overall, a great game for some local fun. Worth the price. Doesn't have online multiplayer yet. 8.5/10.
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