If you were a kid in the 80’s, you probably had the best children’s viewing possible. Thundercats, Transformers and the almighty He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which evidently, the developer has based their side scrolling monster basher on…
This cartoon got a whole generation of kids screaming at their parents for the whole range of endless action figures, playsets and vehicles, ready to reenact scenes of Teela being tied up by Skeletor and wading in with blonde haired, S&M gear wearing hero… Prince Adam. Only because your Mum couldn’t tell the difference between the two figures. That and using one of your sister’s Barbie dolls because Teela was a bastard to find in the shops too.
bWWd, the creator of the game, has poured his obvious love of the musclebound hero into the game, unlike the many recent attempts to recreate our early years that have fallen flat on their faces. You can twiddle your joysticks while controlling He-Man, Man-At-Arms, Orko and the bird-fancying cosplay girl, the Sorceress.
Each of these characters have their own moves, pulled off by inputting Mortal Kombat style controls to pummel the dastardly minions of Skeletor and for fans of She-Ra, Hordak. Unfortunately, there’s no sign of a lot of the major bad guys at the minute. There’s a distinct lack of Trapjaw and Evil-Lyn although this is just a demo. A big one at that though, featuring nine levels and a boss battle!
If you fancy sitting at your desk, shouting ‘By the power of Greyskull!’ and riding Battlecat into a mob of Mermen, then have a gander HERE on Gamejolt to download the demo for absolutely free for your PC.
I’m just hoping the ending contains at least one reference to not taking drugs or doing what your parents say… It would be fitting after suffering He-Man’s morals of the week for most of my childhood.