[Nintendo Switch] Anyaroth: The Queen’s Tyranny Review

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2D action platformer Anyaroth: The Queen’s Tyranny from Firenut and Yggdraseed is ready for you on Nintendo Switch. Come check out our Anyaroth: The Queen’s Tyranny review!

2D action platformer Anyaroth: The Queen’s Tyranny from Firenut and Yggdraseed is ready for you on Nintendo Switch. As the name suggests, the Queen’s control over the land and its people has gone too far. With everyone feeling the weight of her oppression, you decide to join the Rebellion. You’ll be outfitted with a range of weapons, objects, and special abilities that will allow you to stand a chance. Your quest will take you through all three layers of planet Anyaroth – Surface, Mantle, and Core – as you shoot at anything that moves.

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As Avestas, you’ll dive straight into the action after someone tries to control your mind to carry on the Queen’s order. After disposing of the scientist-looking individual that had hooked your helmet to the wires that were transmitting the virus, you’ll be greeted by the helmet’s OS, who mentions that the Rebellion is eagerly waiting for you. It’s then time for you to escape from imprisonment so that you can meet with your new companions, who are more than ready to fight against the Queens’ regime. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, you used to be part of the Queen’s Royal Guard.

You’ll control your character with the left analog stick, jumping with the ZL button. If you press and hold down the ZL button, then you’ll be able to jump higher. You can use the right analog stick to aim so that you can shoot with the ZR button. You can dash with the R button to avoid incoming attacks – once you unlock that ability. Dashing will make you immune to damage. The L button is for a melee attack when enemies get a bit too close. You’ll run out of bullets, so you’ll have to press the Y button to reload as needed. You will also automatically reload if you try to fire again after running out of bullets.

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While your main pistol can slot a set number of bullets per reload, it will have unlimited ammo. Other weapons that you obtain will have a limited amount of ammo, so you’ll have to collect ammo cases for them. You can change weapons with the X button. If you have any consumable items, you can use them with the B button. If you grab a Vital Injection, be sure to use it when you’re running low on health! The A button is for interacting with things such as levers to open doors, signs that you can read, or even to talk to other characters.

As you defeat enemies and smash open boxes, you’ll get to collect many coins. These coins will be added to your total, which you can check on the upper right corner of the screen. Once you complete a level, you’ll get a chance to spend them at Zornn’s Shop, conveniently located inside Zornn’s Bar. While in there, you’ll be able to use your hard-earned coins to purchase new weapons, new equipment, as well as a variety of improvements for your character.

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The weapons include the Bomberg shotgun, which is a modified shotgun based on those used by hunters. It’s slower than your pistol and has a smaller magazine capacity, but it packs a punch when used at close range! You might also want to purchase a companion droid, which, once activated, will look for enemies nearby and automatically attack them. Do keep in mind that the companion droid needs to recharge for a few seconds after you use it! Or perhaps you’d like to invest in a Vital Injection upgrade to boost the number of uses from a single dose to three of them.

Since all of your memories were wiped out when you broke free from the Queen’s mind control, you’ll need to keep an eye out for the many helmets that you’ll find during your new journey. These helmets can be taken back to Kheismani’s workshop at the rebel base to examine them. Doing this will allow you to learn more about its former wearer, as well as perhaps allow you to find some information about yourself and your old companions. You’ll need Khesmani’s help because the information in the helmets is encrypted. To decrypt said information, you’ll have to take on a short rhythm game to gain access to the helmet’s data banks.

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Anyaroth: The Queen’s Tyranny is a pixel 2D action platformer with an old-school style and simple gameplay mechanics that make it an easy one to pick up and play. As the latest member of the Rebellion, it’s up to you to make a difference in the good fight. As a former member of the Queen’s Royal Guard, you’re the best soldier the Rebellion has ever had. Are you up to the challenge? Anyaroth: The Queen’s Tyranny is out on Nintendo Switch at a $14.99 price.

This Anyaroth: The Queen’s Tyranny review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Firenut.

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