Amazing Princess Sarah

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Amazing Princess Sarah
Amazing princess sarah boxart.jpeg
Developer(s)Haruneko[1]
Publisher(s)Haruneko
Designer(s)Giovanni Simotti
EngineXNA
Platform(s)Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox One
ReleaseXbox 360
July 9, 2014[2]
Microsoft Windows
August 15, 2014[3]
Windows Phone
December 9, 2014
Xbox One
January 29, 2016
Genre(s)Platform-adventure, action role-playing, Metroidvania[4]
Mode(s)Single-player

Amazing Princess Sarah is an indie platform-adventure video game developed and released by Haruneko for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Indie Games, the PC Windows (Steam and Desura), and Windows Phone 7/8 platforms in 2014. On June 17 of 2015, it was announced that the game was selected to become a part of Microsoft's ID@Xbox program.[5]

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay involves 2d platforming with limited combat while navigating though several castle stages. It has some comparison to DokiDoki Panic in involving throwing certain enemies will have different affects. Additionally, each stage has a boss fight with some being out run sections with other evolving actual combat. The game unlocks new modes each time the game is completed, changing the design of the princess, title screen, and adding new challenges to the playthrough.

Plot[edit]

Demon queen Lilith has seduced and kidnapped the king of Kaleiya. Princess Sarah embarks on a quest to destroy Lilith's forces and rescue her father.

Reception[edit]

It took the game only 10 days to be Greenlit on Steam.[6] Alex Carlson of Hardcore Gamer gave the PC version of this "underdog...competent, if uninspired indie platformer" a review score of 3/5, opining, "Amazing Princess Sarah is well-worth five bucks if you love old-school gems like Castlevania but if you’re not into that classic retro scene, [it] will do as much to convince you of the genre’s flaws as it convinces you of its strengths."[7] Crystal Steltenpohl of Diehard GameFAN wrote about the Xbox 360 version, "The (mostly) fun level design, interesting gameplay, and strong visuals bring together an experience that will remind you of older Metroidvania games while keeping it fresh. (...) The game is only $1. It’s practically a steal. If you like these types of games, this is one I wouldn’t recommend passing up on."[8] According to Rob Hamilton of HonestGamers, who gave it a 8/10, "The game's not perfect, but thanks to its low asking price, it's a great way to enjoy a flashback to the games you may have enjoyed during your childhood."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazing Princess Sarah Is Another Game From The Developer Of Akane the Kunoichi". Siliconera.com. 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2015-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Amazing Princess Sarah Release Information for Xbox 360". GameFAQs.com. 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2015-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Amazing Princess Sarah Release Information for PC". GameFAQs.com. 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2015-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Review: Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox 360)". Diehargamefan.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29. The (mostly) fun level design, interesting gameplay, and strong visuals bring together an experience that will remind you of older Metroidvania games while keeping it fresh. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Amazing Princess Sarah will soon be available on Xbox One via ID@Xbox". haruneko.com. Retrieved 2015-06-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Amazing Princess Sarah Now Available on Steam - oprainfall". Operationrainfall.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Review: Amazing Princess Sarah (PC)". Hardcoregamer.com. 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2015-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Review: Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox 360)". Diehargamefan.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox 360) review by Rob Hamilton". Honestgamers.com. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2015-05-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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