6180 The Moon is a platformer game with a unique mechanic. It offers a fresh, unseen game play style by connecting the top and bottom of the screen. This allows in a mechanic with delightfully long jumps and no fear of “slipping” to death. In addition to the unique gameplay, ‘6180 the moon’ delivers a unique storyline. The Sun has gone. The Moon sets off on a journey to find the Sun. Along the journey will be hazardous courses and deep realizations. 6180 the moon’ is 2nd. commercial game by Turtle Cream. Their 1st. commercial game was Sweetest Platformer, “Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory” available on Steam.
I’ve been playing 6180 over the moon for a few weeks here and there, it surprisingly became addictive offering new challenges every step of the way, when i first downloaded it i thought i was getting something like pong until i realised the top and bottom of the screen connect together this made it easier in some levels and extremely different in others!
The storyline is simply the moon looking for the sun to help the earth warm up again with every planet on the way asking “why would you want to help them, they are self destructive” pointing out that we need to look after the world a bit better, i quite liked this when everything else i’m playing nowadays is about getting headshots or explosions
The gameplay itself see’s you as the moon jumping and using the game mechanics to get around obstacles with spikes trying to block your way, blockages which can appear and disappear and also a jump boost which when collected lets you stop wherever you are and diverts you, which comes in handy with the spikes! i was pleasantly surprised that such a simple design of taking away the “walls” on the top and bottom of the screen can add such a challenge but also make certain aspects of the game less stressful when you’re about to rage quit because of a moving object or because of that one spike that doesn’t know what’s good for it!
I did come across a few negatives whilst playing, the main one being the colour scheme, as it was black and white it did put a strain on my eyes as the white was so bright, i couldn’t sit for any longer than 30 minutes without taking a break, the soundtrack was very ambient which did suit the game but i would have personally preferred a bit of a twist on that for certain levels
6180 The Moon is well worth the price tag of £3.19, the challenge it puts in front of you will have you racking your brains on every other level, it was a delight to review this game and is a must for anyone who loves puzzle games!