[PS4] Super Rude Bear Resurrection Review
Super Rude Bear Resurrection from Alex Rose Games is a hardcore platformer in which every death brings you closer to the goal. Learn more in our Super Rude Bear Resurrection review!
Rude Bear is asked to help defeat a wizard who has taken over the world of a floating magical hat thing. That’s all the setup needed for the game, and you’ll quickly be transported to the realm you’ll be tasked with saving. The first handful of levels will act as the game’s tutorial, teaching you the basics. You move around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, and jump with the L1, R1 or X buttons. You can also wall jump by hugging a wall and continually pressing the jump button as soon as you touch another wall – or even the same wall you’re currently moving up on.
A very important item is the coffin which will act as a checkpoint. When you die, and trust me you’ll die a lot, you’ll be magically resurrected at a coffin so that you can continue with your adventure. When you die, your old body is left behind exactly where you died, which means you can then use it as a stepping stone to reach a higher ledge or to avoid the deadly spikes and hazards you’ll find in your path.
But if you die a lot and your corpses end up getting in the way, you can use the right analog stick to make your magical companion shoot a laser beam that will disintegrate them. On top of this, you can hold the L2 button to directly take control of your companion to, say, go over a barrier that is held in place by a corpse sitting on a switch. And if you want to do this faster, you can press the Square button to destroy every single corpse on the screen.
As you play each level you might be able to find a golden wizard hat at a hidden and seemingly out of reach location. Grab one and you’ll open the way to an alternate level speedrun level where you’ll need to be fast and nimble to get to the exit as fast as possible… but you probably won’t be able to the first time around.
The game also includes some very clever bosses which you basically need to trick into killing themselves since you Rude Bear has no attacks of his own. This means you’ll need to learn their patterns to stay alive long enough to kill them. And even if you die, you don’t have to worry too much since the progress you’ve made in the boss fight is saved thanks to respawn coffin.
Super Rude Bear Resurrection includes a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and it’s probably one of the hardest Platinum trophies on PlayStation 4. The list asks that you complete the tutorial (easy!), defeat the game’s bosses (no problem!), complete specific tasks in a very short period of time (takes practice, but doable!), that you complete every stage in the game without dying (say wha?), and that you defeat every single boss in Boss Rush Marathon without dying (OK, that’s ridiculous!). That’s only a sample of the 53 trophies on the list, so if you’re up for the challenge, Super Rude Bear Resurrection is ready for you!
I had a lot of fun with Super Rude Bear Resurrection. After the tutorial in which it teaches you the basics, the game will not hold your hand at all. You’ll need to learn from a lot of trial and error as you try to find the best solution to each of the tricky hazard-packed areas in the game. Since every time you die you leave behind a corpse, players of all skill levels will eventually be able to get to the exit. If you’re looking for a challenging release on PS4, you’re definitely going to love Super Rude Bear Resurrection.
This Super Rude Bear Resurrection review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Alex Rose Games.