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Review: Freedom Planet (Wii U eShop) Wiiu_s41

Developed by Galaxy Trail Games Freedom Planet pays homage to fast-paced platformers of yesteryear, namely Sonic The Hedgehog's SEGA Genesis outings, however elements of certain other classics from the Genesis era are also present!

The gameplay itself is quite hectic and will test your gaming skills. The bosses are also quite impressive and will quickly remind gamers of the classic titles from Treasure Games. The stages themselves are basically Sonic The Hedgehog at heart and soul, but overall their design is actually better than what Sonic's Genesis titles possessed.

This game did start as a Sonic The Hedgehog fan-game after all, but the game takes the classic formula and makes it better in every conceivable way! There is no doubt in our mind that if this were a Sonic The Hedgehog title it would shift millions of units!

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The controls are smooth and easy to learn, and the Off-TV-Play works flawlessly with this game! Now for the negative aspects of the game. First of all the game has quite a few minor glitches as well as a major game-breaking one that occur if the game is downloaded directly to your Wii U menu, so using a compatible hard-drive for your Wii U is highly recommended if you plan to download this game.

Graphically the game is gorgeous and the authentic Megadrive/Genesis visuals will definitely impress retro gamers. The background has many layers of details which go beyond the scope of most indie games which gives the game a very polished look. The music in Freedom Planet is among the best we've ever heard from an indie title, in fact it's easily as good as Shovel Knight's soundtrack! Overall the game is perfect by an audio-visual standpoint and is nearly perfect in every other aspect as well!

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With superb retro-style gameplay, exceptionally good controls, and flawless visuals as well as one of the best soundtrack's we've ever heard in an indie title, Freedom Planet is one of the very best games on the Wii U eShop, though it has a few minor issues, however regardless of those issues we still give Freedom Planet a perfect recommendation!

Price: $14.99

Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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October 5th 2015, 2:33 pmGuest
Beautiful review @Ichigofan! I love you
This looks like such a fun game! I love you
October 5th 2015, 2:48 pmStaroceancrazy
Awesome review! Very Happy
Freedom Planet is my favorite indie game this year Exclamation
October 5th 2015, 8:39 pmRagnarok
Great review! That perfect score is well deserved.
October 5th 2015, 11:09 pmOrionJZed
Sweet! I'm looking forward to trying this one, as is @BurstDashV8! Happy
Aqua Cherry Blossom
November 14th 2015, 7:12 pmAqua Cherry Blossom
Nice review lol. Smile
Rena Ryuugu Fanboy
February 20th 2016, 5:27 pmRena Ryuugu Fanboy
Why so few comments? This game is one of the best on the Wii U retail or otherwise!
March 7th 2018, 10:59 pmKain
@Rena Ryuugu Fanboy It's baffling really. @Reanfan excellent review! @GalaxyTrail awesome game y'all! Smile
March 8th 2018, 11:09 pmStaroceancrazy
@Rena Ryuugu Fanboy @Kain I'm also surprised by the lack of interest in this game. pale
July 11th 2018, 9:25 pmNintendobuddy64
Good review. Was the dlc ever released in the Wii U version of Freedom Planet?
July 15th 2018, 5:25 pmKeAfan7
Thanks for the comments you guys! king
Warlock in love
July 15th 2018, 5:40 pmWarlock in love
@Nintendobuddy64 Yes it was surprisingly. Anyway great review as always @Reanfan! Wink
July 16th 2018, 7:33 pmKeAfan7
@Warlock in love Thanks and a cookie goes to you for answering @Nintendobuddy64 's question. Wink
July 3rd 2020, 12:28 amKeAfan7
@BurstDashV8 You have been summoned! Alternative Thumb's-
July 3rd 2020, 1:18 amOrionJZed
@Towafan7 It'd be easiest for @BurstDashV8 to comment on the Switch version, as he doesn't own a Wii U. However, he definitely owns the latter, and it's one of his favourite indie gems by a margin so wide it'd take Sonic weeks to get across it. sonic

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August 18th 2020, 10:53 pmKeAfan7
@GeekyGamerJack Noice! Alternative Thumb's-
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