Dandara: Trailer shows how the Metroidvania overrides gravity
What is vaguely reminiscent of the classic 1989 Prince of Persia was actually only released in February 2018 and is called Dandar. As the heroine of the same name, we jump from floors to walls to ceilings and stick like Spider-Man in impossible angles. The result is a skill-based metroidvania with a dreamy pixel look.
Epic Games is giving away Dandara in the extended Trials of Fear Edition from January 28 to February 4, 2021. We give you our assessment of who could be happy with the new free game on Epic. We also reflect voices from the game’s community.
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Who is Dandara suitable for?
As mentioned at the beginning, especially friends of old platformer should enjoy Dandara. In addition to the skill on the gamepad or the keyboard, the game also requires a little brain teaser from you to find the right way through the levels.
Exceptional gameplay: The ability to stick to ceilings and walls makes the gameplay a bit reminiscent of Super Meat Boy. So, if you’re having fun with crunchy platformers with unusual movement gameplay, the new Epic free game could be for you.
The special twist: You always move in straight lines by jumping from one platform to the next. In this way you explore rooms in a zigzag, open up new areas of the levels and, as is typical for Metroidvania, progress through the game into new, previously inaccessible areas.
The fight against enemies is also important: You use abilities like a shot that takes out patrolling enemies that could otherwise be dangerous to you in your next dash position. In addition, nasty boss opponents wait in Dandara, some of which are huge and offer a special challenge.
In addition, Dandara also tells a story about the salt world, whose citizens were enslaved. Heroine Dandara has the task of freeing the people. Coupled with the pixel style, fans of Dead Cells by Dandara should also feel addressed. The whole thing is accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack.
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What does the community say about Dandara?
On Steam, Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition achieved a “very positive” player rating of 87 percent from just 380 reviews, which suggests an insider tip. Among other things, players praise the movement gameplay, such as Soulwolf:
“An unfamiliar movement method makes Dandara a very special game of its kind. Music and sound effects are in harmony with the game world and the protagonist has her own charm. What seems complicated at the beginning becomes all the more ingenious as it progresses.”
Player Diplomatt.ig likes the steadily increasing level of difficulty, but also criticizes the precision:
“Again and again you have to adapt to new areas and opponents. The level of difficulty increases from hour to hour. Unfortunately, the last area was too difficult for me, which is why I activated the cheats integrated in the game. Really precise the shots and jumps aren’t until the end. “
What is the current state of the game?
Dandara keeps his story busy for 5 to 10 hours, depending on the style of play, provided that you are skilled and manage the levels. Because, as mentioned, Dandara is playfully demanding.
Dandara has added three new areas, a new boss and new powers with the Trials of Fear Edition. You will also learn more about the history of the game world and the background of the inhabitants. All of this should keep platformer fans busy for a crazy weekend.