LifeisXbox’s Egg King review | Somewhere around the start of this December AO Games decided to release their new game. A short platformer where you play as an egg. The game we’re talking about is called Egg King. During this short but challenging game, you will embark on a journey to find the lost crown of the king so you can become the new ruler of Eggland. Do you have what it takes to jump and roll around through different environments? Let’s get this review rolling.
Most Memorable Moment
My most memorable moment in this game is unfortunately a negative one. During the game, you have to jump from platform to platform in order to progress. But your jumps can’t be enormous or you fall because you will go too hard and your egg will break. But at one point there is an obstacle where I can jump from one side of the screen to the other and survive, while right after that I have to drop 1 centimeter and my egg keeps breaking. I was stuck here for a good 20 minutes which is way too long for a game that takes 1 to 2 hours to complete.
ℹ️ Reviewed on PC | Review code provided by PR/publisher, this review is the personal opinion from the writer.
What we Liked!
- Graphics | Egg King uses a nice kind of graphical style which looks really simple but they’re a good fit for this simpel game, I think. The different areas that you play through are very easy to recognize, and the obstacles that you have to overcome are well designed. Would I have loved to see some more advanced and and more creative graphics? Sure, but it’s important to remember that this is a small game that is focused on the gameplay elements, so in my humble opinion, the graphics and gameplay here are a match.
- Story / gameplay | As stated in the intro, in Egg King you embark on a journey to find the king’s stolen crown. The first one to find it can crown itself the new king of Eggland. In order to find the crown you have to go through some platform obstacles where you use basic jumps to survive. Some platforms may break so you will have to advance quickly and swiftly. It’s a real plain game that is not that easy to play. The controls are really simply and get perfectly explained at the beginning of the game and even while playing you have a jump indicator on where you are going to land.
- Replay value | Egg King is a relatively short game that takes around 1 or 2 hours to complete. Which, for the way it’s priced, is very good. Luckily for us the game doesn’t have to stop after you completed it once. You can do speedruns in the game since you can exactly see how long you did over checkpoints and even if you were faster than your last try. The game also offers a hard mode where there are lesser checkpoints, thus making it harder for you to reach the end.
- Sound | Sound-wise there isn’t anything really special about Egg King. There is a background tune that’s playing but it isn’t anything memorable and there are the expected sound effects of when you jump and land your egg but that’s about it. The soundtrack and sound effects are there, they’re okay and that’s pretty much all you can say about them. Super simple.
What we Disliked
- Breaking eggs | One of the things that frustrated me most about Egg King is the break chance of your egg. If you try to skip some platforms or you fall too far your egg will break which, of course, is not a good thing. But sometimes this feels really random. I already mentioned it in my most memorable moment but this is something that kept returning. You can jump from one side to the other and fall down a lot and survive and when you try to jump to a platform 1 centimeter lower you fail and have to redo. I personally can’t tell what is too far and what not when jumping around and this is something you don’t want to see in a platformer. For me, this is what ruined the experience the most in Egg King.
How long to beat the story | 1 to 2 hours
How long to achieve 100% achievements | There are no achievements for this game.