Black Diamond Fever is a good little platformer that fans of the genre should enjoy.
Though he doesn't get much play outside of Denmark, there's a popular children's character there named Hugo the Troll. This Danish humanoid has appeared in countless TV shows and games in his native land. But even if you don't know or care about Hugo the Troll, Black Diamond Fever is a good little platformer that fans of the genre should enjoy.
Hugo's children have been captured, and you'll have to free them, one at a time. To do that, you'll have to take on enemies and collect red diamonds throughout several levels of increasing difficulty. The path of least resistance is to quickly grab the red diamonds. Once you've done that, enemies will turn into black diamonds when they are defeated. After these black diamonds have been collected, they will then free your offspring and let you move onto the next level. If you take too long in a level, enemies get riled up and move much faster, making them harder to beat with Hugo's whip. Each level is more complex than the last, requiring you to pay closer attention to avoid enemies and choose the best possible route through a stage.
Like the game's premise, the control in Black Diamond Fever is also rather simple, but it's also responsive. The game's sound is minimal at best, and the levels, though colorful, don't have much to them. However, there are a lot of levels in the game, which gives Black Diamond Fever a great deal of value.
Hugo, as a character, is very much targeted at a younger audience. But Black Diamond Fever doesn't lean on the character tie-in too much, so its solid gameplay is the real draw here. Even if you don't know or care about Hugo the Troll, platform game fans will have some fun with Black Diamond Fever.