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  • Summary: Flat Heroes is a minimalistic, super intense action game starring squares for 1 to 4 players. It features a delightful control that allows players to move around the scenario in a super fluid way allowing them to beat all the challenging scenarios that its cooperative mode offers.
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    Flat Heroes is a minimalistic, super intense action game starring squares for 1 to 4 players. It features a delightful control that allows players to move around the scenario in a super fluid way allowing them to beat all the challenging scenarios that its cooperative mode offers.
    The game also features four completely different versus modes for players to compete against each other or against the AI, each mode highlighting a different set of skills.
    The graphic style is based on the latest graphic design trend, keeping a simple but direct aesthetic and polishing all the animations and transitions to create an eye candy experience.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 6, 2018
    90
    Who could have thought a game focused on squares would be so much fun? Simple on the surface but underneath its minimalistic presentation lays the beating heart of a challenging and extremely satisfying platformer. One packed with content that can be enjoyed whether you’re playing alone or in a group. If you’re on the search for a new eShop purchase then I cannot recommend Flat Heroes enough. An absolute must for fans of the genre.
  2. Jul 30, 2018
    90
    Flat Heroes is a great. Addictive, simple but challenging and tons of fun with friends.
  3. 90
    Looking at screenshots of the game, one might think they have played this type of game before, but Flat Heroes is much more content-rich and thoroughly satisfying. The challenge ramps up gradually, and there is a great sense of accomplishment in completing later levels, especially the boss stages.
  4. Aug 25, 2018
    80
    Flat Heroes is a surprisingly addictive hazard-dodging platformer but don't expect its multiplayer component to provide any more enjoyment than playing solo. If you're looking to test your 2D gaming skills then Flat Heroes surely won't disappoint.
  5. Oct 28, 2018
    80
    You could easily think that this game is too simple. You would be wrong: there are a lot of perfectly polished platform levels in Flat Heroes to play alone or accompanied and good and fast multiplayer modes.
  6. Aug 27, 2018
    80
    Overall, Flat Heroes is a fun little game that I recommend in short micro bursts. You may get bored during longer play sessions, but this is the sort of game you can return to again and again. That is, of course, if you can get past the entry barrier of the primitive and simplistic presentation style. But I have always been a gamer about fun first and foremost. I will play a simple looking fun game over an incredibly looking mediocre game any day.
  7. Dec 3, 2018
    60
    The multiplayer aspect is a bit of a mess, there’s not enough meat on its bones to really keep me interested and then, even if it did, it would all be over too fast. The quick-play style it boasts is definitely a plus but on the other hand, if I only had a few minutes to play a game like this I could never see myself popping on Flat Heroes over N++. And because of that, I unfortunately just cannot recommend it, when the clearly superior title is available on all the same platforms, including the Switch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Aug 4, 2018
    10
    Didn't know much about the game except for the few reviews I saw around giving high praises. They were not wrong, the game has really tightDidn't know much about the game except for the few reviews I saw around giving high praises. They were not wrong, the game has really tight controls, awesome enemies and is incredibly fun to play, my biggest surprise on Switch so far. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2019
    10
    Flat Heroes is fantastic! The single-player game has plenty of creative levels, the bosses are fun and challenging, and the gameplay is simpleFlat Heroes is fantastic! The single-player game has plenty of creative levels, the bosses are fun and challenging, and the gameplay is simple yet smart. The multi-player is great also with both collborative and competitive options. This game is hard to put down yet easy to jump into. So great! Expand
  3. Aug 3, 2018
    10
    I had a BLAST with this game, tried the demo and bought it immediately! I know it doesn't look revolutionary, but man, the controls are almostI had a BLAST with this game, tried the demo and bought it immediately! I know it doesn't look revolutionary, but man, the controls are almost perfect and further than that all the situations the game offers are innovative, intense and always surprise you. Finally the best part: the boss fights! Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2019
    7
    Flat Heroes has sort of a Super Meat Boy feel with minimalistic design. The gameplay is challenging where you basically try to survive for 10Flat Heroes has sort of a Super Meat Boy feel with minimalistic design. The gameplay is challenging where you basically try to survive for 10 or so seconds each .

    Pros:
    - Cool gameplay concept where you try and survive in short time
    - Tight controls

    Cons:
    - Some the of the randomness can be frustrating
    - Getting a new tactic on the very last boss was frustrating after learning the game all the way through
    - The game is not pretty to look at
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  5. Aug 3, 2018
    4
    I’ve been looking forward to Flat Heroes for about a year now, because it looks exactly like a multiplayer version of Super Meat Boy, one ofI’ve been looking forward to Flat Heroes for about a year now, because it looks exactly like a multiplayer version of Super Meat Boy, one of my favorite games. Sure it’s been on Steam for a while, but when we’re talking couch multiplayer platformers, I’ll always prefer to play on the portable wunderkonsole.

    Looking at the title screen, you will note two curious features. The first is that there’s no options to speak of, not even volume. The more striking feature is that there is no **** online multiplayer. At all. When I see that in a game like this, it registers the same way as a noose and a handwritten note.

    Read the full review here: http://kanjooschat.com/2018/07/31/flat-heroes-demo-review/
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