Rain Games was kind enough to provide us with a review code for Teslagrad, and you can view below its first 15 minutes playthrough. Teslagrad is described as a puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to go throughout the game, and thereby discover the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower.
Players take the role of a young boy who suddenly finds himself embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy, involving the despotic king who has ruled the nation with an iron fist for several years.
In Teslagrad, players gain new habilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe.
Our first contact with Teslagrad was pleasant enough, and my God does this game look pretty. This is by far one of the best 2D platformers we’ve seen thus far, blending perfectly high-resolution sprites with the ‘nostalgic feel’ of older platformers. I was astounded the moment the game started by its art design, so kudos to Rain Games for what it has achieved.
Teslagrad will be definitely appreciated by all puzzle and platform fans (do note however that Teslagrad does not contain action scenes similar to – let’s say – Contra. You’ve been warned platform fans). Do we recommend it? Oh yes, yes we do. Its art style needs to be experienced, whether you like this kind of games or not.
Teslagrad is currently priced at 8,99€ and comes with a 20% discount until December 20th.