[PlayStation 4] Demon Turf Review

by EdEN, Owner

Demon Turf from Fabraz and Playtonic Friends is an old-school infused 3D platformer on PlayStation 4. Learn more about it in our Demon Turf review!

Demon Turf from Fabraz and Playtonic Friends is an old-school infused 3D platformer on PlayStation 4. The game takes place in the Demon World, where everyone is always fighting each other to try and become the ruler of it all. As expected, the lesser demons are way over their head since the aptly named Demon King is the most powerful one, and no one can compare to his might. That is, until Beebz, a young demon that has barely crossed the thousand years old threshold, decides she has what it takes to beat everyone and defeat the ruler so that she can become the Demon Queen.

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The game has an interesting presentation that mixes 2D illustrations with 3D environments, which instantly hits you in the nostalgia feels. It instantly reminded me of the old-school Nintendo 64/PlayStation mid-1990s era, which is definitely a good thing! An interesting twist that Demon Turf introduces is that after you’ve completed a level in its original state, you can go back and explore its second, liberated state, with new gameplay mechanics and some changes to the level’s layout that add some replay value to the whole thing.

For this 3D platformer, you can move with the left analog stick, jumping and double jumping with the X button, spinning with the L2 button, and punching with the R2 button. The spin is very important because you can time things right by jumping, spinning, and then jumping a second time to increase the overall length of your jump. You could also press and hold down the L2 button after a spin and then jump to do a charged-up jump that will help you clear some of the trickier and longer spots.

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You can interact with objects or characters with the Square button, which you’ll probably be using a lot during the initial level that acts as a tutorial, thanks to the many signs up on display. The game allows you to place flags as you progress through a level, which will act as your checkpoints. This means that at any time, you can set a checkpoint before a tricky platforming segment, or perhaps you’ll wait and set a flag as soon as you complete said aforementioned sequence so that you can then carry on from there if anything bad happens.

As you collect more and more of the in-game currency – that is, the sweets you find – you’ll be able to spend it on mods that can be used to change how you approach Demon Turf, combining them to find the right combo to do the job. You could also add some dyes to your collection. Or perhaps you’re more of a pet person? You can never have too many pets, right? You’re going to have to buy everything you can if you want to get all of the trophies in Demon Turf since there’s quite a lot to do in this one!

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Trophy-wise, Demon Turf has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, with a list of trophies split into 25 Bronze trophies, 11 Silver trophies, and 3 Gold trophies. The objectives include beating all levels in each area in their initial state, then completing all levels in their secondary state, collecting all cake and all lollipops in each set of levels, collecting all retro cartridges, surviving through all arena matches, as well as beating all trophies in each section and in the whole game, which will have you trying to speedrun each level to complete it by a set time limit, to name some examples.

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Demon Turf will hit you with nostalgia right from the start, thanks to its presentation, soundtrack, and gameplay mechanics. How the game’s levels change after completing them, offering you a chance to explore them again with some changes here and there is a good way of extending replay value. Collect sweets, purchase mods and pets, take on a photo hunt quest to snap pics of demons and the Demon World, and conquer each turf so that you can become the Demon Queen that this realm deserves. Demon Turf is out on PlayStation 4 with a $24.99 price.

This Demon Turf review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Playtonic Friends.

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