The objective of each level is always the same: hit the switch and reach the door. Sounds easy right? Well throw in some electrifying robots, death defying leaps, homing missiles and perplexing puzzles and you’ve got yourself hours of fantastic nerve wracking entertainment.
Now for the best part: The multiplayer in N+ can be played with up to four people and is certainly worth the £1.99 you’ll spend on crisps and dips to entice your friends round for a few hundred levels, some of which will take you minutes, others will take countless retries. Despite my little stickman getting violently mutilated on more occasions than not, there was never a moment where I was not having fun. Perhaps this is why the multiplayer is so special, having a bunch of friends fall around laughing every time your limbs get plastered to the wall somehow makes losing completely painless, a feat which is very rarely achieved by any game.
The level designs and puzzles are a work of genius. The difficulty curve is sloped perfectly, with most levels playfully toeing the line between ‘challenging’ and ‘down-right impossible’. The moment you think you’ve got it nailed is often the moment a laser beam slices your little guy in half, leaving you to look on as your friends try to complete the challenge (whilst secretly hoping they fall to their doom so you get another shot at winning the level).
Visually the game is a far cry from the polished 3D models we are used to in our 7th generation console games, instead N+ is embellished with slick, clean, vector-style graphics, which really emphasise how design dependant the game truly is.
Overall N+ is a MUST for any gamer remotely interested in platforming, puzzles or ninja stickmen. For a mere 800 points the game can be yours right now, so pick up a few brewskies, invite some mates round and be prepared to stay up until 4am watching tiny ninjas explode.