Clowning around in the cirque du slaughter
This frantic platformer bears comparison to some of the indie greats of recent years. In terms of core mechanics, Dutch developer Self Made Miracle has taken its cues from arcade gem Super Crate Box, recreating that game’s compulsive blend of speedy 2D traversal and panicky high-score chasing, and in multiplayer, it evokes the pace and tension of a heated Towerfall tournament. Those are some lofty comparisons, to be sure, but it almost stands shoulder to shoulder with these 2D titans. Almost.