Review: Jet Kave Adventure – Games & Tech Movies
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As it begins, a caveman with a jetpack from outer space is a pretty solid catchphrase. So it’s in Jet Kave Adventure, where you play as the titular Kave as he explores his prehistoric world – which also has dinosaurs, by the way – in search of an alien who crashed near his village. . It is from this alien that he acquires his mysterious jetpack, giving him a little boost to his jumping abilities and inexplicably allowing him to traverse steep rock walls face first without suffering major head trauma. With Kave, players will have to navigate 2D platforming footage, battle dinosaurs, and dodge environmental dangers, hoping to catch up with the alien visitor before they can trigger a volcanic eruption that would destroy Kave’s house.
At first glance, most players will notice that Jet Kave Adventure is not particularly original, both in terms of design and mechanics. The platform is one of the oldest genres of video games and the general premise hasn’t really changed since the original Donkey Kong in 1981, but while it may seem like a stagnation, there is a very good reason for that: they are really fun to play. .
In that regard, Jet Kave Adventure nails it. The controls, while a little hard to get used to on PC and clearly better suited to a controller, are responsive and precise, and the levels are both challenging and varied enough to keep the game engaging. In keeping with the genre’s style, the gameplay remains relatively straightforward, with clear and quiet tutorials presented whenever a new mechanic is introduced. While it might not be for everyone, if you’ve enjoyed other 2D platformer games, you’re almost guaranteed to get something out of the experience.
Even without being revolutionary, the developers of Jet Kave Adventure have made a substantial effort to make their game stand out, with special attention to detail and variety of content. Along with the standard platform expected of this type of game, Jet Kave Adventure features chase sequences, boss fights, and glide and flight sections among others, and the range of content on offer keeps the game going. engaging long after you expected. uses his welcome.
Adding challenges and collectibles further extends its longevity. These are available in each level and require players to complete the course within a set time, collect certain items, or get to the end without taking damage. To help players complete these challenges, Jet Kave Adventure offers a sort of leveling tree, in the form of purchasable items that expand your inventory, health bar, or jetpack fuel. While the main game never strictly requires players to obtain such upgrades, they can certainly lend a helping hand once the difficulty begins to increase.
Aside from the mechanics themselves, this game has one truly remarkable feature: Jet Kave Adventure is magnificent. Each of the levels has its own location and environment and it is clear that enormous efforts have been made to make the game dynamic and alive, with spectacular results. The developers have designed a series of stunning backdrops that make the world of Kave a true joy to explore and, combined with the cartoonish art style used to create models of players and enemies, the in-game visuals are one of his greatest achievements.
Jet Kave Adventure isn’t perfect, of course. On the one hand, the game is surprisingly short, consisting of just 36 levels, each of which only takes a few minutes at most. This is mitigated somewhat by the inclusion of challenges and collectibles, but it does mean players will be able to see all the game has to offer in a matter of hours.
The most frustrating flaw for me was the music. As with other games in the genre, Jet Kave Adventure features a simple backing melody that plays across the menus and sometimes during the game itself, which I initially appreciated as an effort was clearly made to make it happen. ‘adapt to the prehistoric setting. However, after spending some time navigating the ‘world map’ menu for challenges and upgrades, it quickly becomes apparent that the main theme loop is extremely short, and as a result it starts to get you. get upset very quickly. This is by no means a critical failure, but if you’re trying to aim for 100% completion, you’ll probably want to push that volume slider down.
Overall, Jet Kave Adventure isn’t going to surprise you, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good for a few hours of fun. If you like 2D platforms, or just want to look at some really awe-inspiring prehistoric environments for a nice and friendly change, you could definitely do worse than that.