Many of the platform games now are simple. Jump here, jump there, avoid this enemy, jump on this enemy, and then get to the goal and that’s it. That is not the case with Instantaneous Combustion Syndrome 2. This game is a platformer that has a huge twist before you can even get to the goal. Want to find out? Read on!
Instantaneous Combustion Syndrome 2 puts you into the shoes of a brave little adventurer in a post-apocalyptic world. A world where the sun shines harder than a thousand fires making every living thing under it burn, including humans! Saying that, the goal of the game is the same as any platform game; jump from platform to platform until you get to the goal, but adding something a little challenging. You can’t stay under the sun for too long or you will burn to death. If you do burn, you can un-burn yourself using a few areas where there are water. Just walk onto the water and you’ll be refreshed and stop burning, unless of course if the water source is located near an area where the sun shines. If that happens, you will stop burning, but the moment you get out of the water, you will start burning again. You are given a meter when you walk under the sun, and when this meter fills, you will start burning, and then you will be given a second meter that depletes. This is your HP. When this depletes, you will die. There will also be little water bottles scattered throughout the stages. Using this bottle will completely bring you back to the normal status, no burning or whatever. Every time you die, you will be sent back to the start of the stage unless you were able to go through a checkpoint, in which case, you will be sent to the latest checkpoint you went through.
The controls are very simple to learn. Pressing A and D (or left and right arrow keys) will move your character left and right, respectively. Pressing the K Button makes your character jump, and pressing the J button makes you interact with the objects, including the exit doors.
The game’s visuals are pretty good. The game uses a retro style that brings you back to the 16 bit era of games. The character is a pretty badass looking character made with a pixel art style. The backgrounds, along with the levels all look well-made and can pass as a cheap console game. The music is also very good and isn’t like most games. The music is not easily forgettable and is really catchy.
If you’ve been looking for a great RPG looking platform game, you’re on the right track if you’re playing Instantaneous Combustion Syndrome 2. This is a game that is well polished and it’s going to be hard to find a flaw or something you might not like about this game.