Last Updated on June 15, 2022
The latest Evercade VS Gme of the Month is available, and it is indie NES game Reknum Souls Adventure!
Set to be released as part of the forthcoming Indie Heroes Collection 2 cart, Reknum Souls Adventure is an indie game for the NES and Sega Dreamcast, and available in physical format for those platforms from Nape Games.
Reknum Souls Adventure is an action, exploration and 2D platformer videogame for the NES, it is the latest installment in the REKNUM saga but one of the first in the REKNUM Timeline. What would you do to mend the past? Is facing your fears the solution to become stronger?… or perhaps the key to making amends? change or protect the future, what would you do to make up for an injury done to a loved one?… Let’s look for answers in this classic platform adventure full of challenges, puzzles, combats and more!
Explore the thematic levels, unlock new weapons, fight fearsome bosses inspired by classic gameplay, decipher the poetic words of the ancestors when you travel through the kingdom of Drissol and reach Cheri’s final outcome.
The protagonist Cheri in Reknum Souls Adventure is not the same as the one we will find in Fantasy of Dreams or in Cheri’s Dreamland. This Cheri is many years in the past, when the timeline has barely divided from the PLOIDS and the fantasy universe begins to be created.
In the kingdom of Drissol there was a great battle in the lust for power and it was where Cheri lost her family. After the war ended, she follows her desire to bring her family back based on village rumors, said rumors say that if she manages to get the 4 sacred souls she will be able to open a portal to the underworld and bring her family back … Here is when our adventure begins!
The Evercade VS Game of the Month is a bonus service for VS owners, providing a sneak peak at the Indie Heroes Collection 2 cart (released in December 2022) by providing a title from the cartridge on a monthly basis via a system update.
To get the Game of the Month feature, boot your Evercade VS, go to Settings > System > Update and grab firmware 2.1.2. At the time of writing, the latest firmware available was 2.1.1. Then simply select the star icon on the left of the screen to launch Reknum Souls Adventure.
We’ve had a look at the game and it is a straightforward retro-feel console explorer. It’s fun enough, although note that gameplay shifts from a top-down view to a side-scrolling view when the main character, Cheri, enters a non-exterior location. This brings the ability to jump, which provides a welcome switch in gameplay (although there is no noticable change to the graphics).
If you have an Evercade VS, you could do worse than check our Reknum Souls Adventure during June 2022.
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