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  • Summary: Jason is Back in the Goriest. Puzzle Game Ever Made. Become horror icon Jason Voorhees and stalk campers across 150+ levels in the most gruesome puzzle game ever! Solve murderlicious puzzles to rank-up and unlock new weapons and special attacks. Help Jason terrorize victims from theJason is Back in the Goriest. Puzzle Game Ever Made. Become horror icon Jason Voorhees and stalk campers across 150+ levels in the most gruesome puzzle game ever! Solve murderlicious puzzles to rank-up and unlock new weapons and special attacks. Help Jason terrorize victims from the campgrounds of Crystal Lake to the high-rises of Manhattan, from supermax prisons to space stations... and beyond. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is developed by the twisted minds behind the darkly hilarious indie hit SLAYAWAY CAMP. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 29, 2018
    90
    Friday the 13th: Killer puzzle is a great combination of the Friday the 13th franchise and the puzzle game genre. The game has a good premise and entertaining gameplay, which may leave you not wanting to put it down. The variety of weapons and costumes make things more charming, and kept things fresh. The game should take at least a couple hours to beat as well.
  2. Oct 31, 2018
    80
    Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is what happens when one of the world's most iconic horror movie series is given a hilarious gaming treatment. A game that's full of comedic moments which will get the players to grow fond of it immediately, this is a surprising work to be found in the Nintendo Switch eShop and which should be quickly claimed by players and fans of the series alike.
  3. Oct 25, 2018
    80
    While Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle doesn’t stray too far from the template of Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut, it does offer some much-needed adjustments to its gory puzzle formula. With 12 chapters to work your way through and 150 different scenes to drench in gore, plenty of costumes to unlock, and all manner of implements to wield (complete with grisly death animations), this cartoonish puzzler offers a fitting way to ring in Halloween on Nintendo Switch.
  4. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle might have a simple concept and an even simpler look, but it manages to be a bloody (pun intended) good game, with many stages to complete, and with the puzzles getting progressively harder and more complex at the best possible pace. Apart from a very low replay value, fans of the genre are definitely advised to give it a shot.
  5. 75
    Fans of puzzle games, Slayaway Camp, and Friday the 13th will find a lot to love about Killer Puzzle. There are so many things to love. Jason’s first outing on Nintendo Switch is an entertaining and challenging time. It displays the iconic killer in a new light, and I think it can introduce the character to a younger crowd thanks to the PG filter. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is a fun treat for the Halloween season. If you’re looking for puzzles, gore, and cute animation, this is a great game for you.
  6. Oct 25, 2018
    75
    Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is built on a good foundation as a simple yet fun and addictive puzzle game. The idea is basic and strong as the fifteen puzzle, but presented with the strange mixture of horror and cutesy.
  7. Oct 25, 2018
    65
    A perfect game to dose in various days that for sure we will end up playing with no limits due to its addictive and simple mechanics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 25, 2018
    8
    An enjoyable puzzle game with all the fashion sense of a horror movie. It is fun, challenging at times and it is a great time to be had.
  2. Dec 18, 2018
    4
    I'm not familiar with the source material. Slasher films with guys wearing masks was never what appealed to me about the horror genre. I'veI'm not familiar with the source material. Slasher films with guys wearing masks was never what appealed to me about the horror genre. I've never sat through an entire "Jason" movie.

    This is like LEGO Friday the 13th, except it's a puzzle game. There are cute little versions of Jason and his mother and some other characters I don't recognise. There's a bit of humour, I guess... I don't know who Jason is or why his mother is important. So, I don't understand any of the references.

    The collectables in the game are meaningless. You can change Jason's weapon and costume, as you progress through the game, but it's entirely cosmetic. The weapons don't do anything... They don't even have different cut scenes for the different weapons as far as I can see. Although I skipped through the vast majority of videos of LEGO Jason killing random LEGO people, for some reason. Maybe I'm crazy.

    I downloaded this game because I don't care about any of that as long as the puzzles are good... But they aren't good. This game is like so many other puzzle games and segments in non puzzle series. Like many of the puzzles in the original Tomb Raider and most of the over-world puzzles in Mario & Rabbids, etc. It's basically a push the block game.

    I like challenging puzzle games. This isn't challenging. I figured maybe it just took a while to get going, so I played through forty or fifty levels. But, it's all just more of the same.

    The problem with the challenge (or lack thereof) is most of the time there's only a couple of paths you can take on the grid. When you walk left, you keep going until you hit an obstacle. So, if you happen to be in a corner, there are only two directions to travel... and if you're against a wall, you can only either travel down the wall (to each corner) or away from the wall towards the other side of the grid.

    This game is like a Rubik's cube with four panels on each side instead of nine.
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