Nightmare Creatures Review

It's a fast-paced, occasionally chaotic game--just like a good action game should be.

Nightmare Creatures, a side-scroller staring a caped monster slayer, owes more to the classic brawler Final Fight than to the vampire adventure game Castlevania. It plays more like a fighting game, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Our hero plays through a half-dozen levels slicing up flying gargoyles, rising zombies, and flame-tossing dragons. The level areas, from graveyards to sewers, are suitably creepy, and the demonic end-level bosses, which take up a third of the screen, are surprisingly intimidating.

However, the fear is cut by hilarious, Scarface-ian dialogue like "It's too late. The city is mine," which is pretty funny when coming from a 20-foot green hell-demon.

The real strong suit of the game is variety. There are three difficulty levels, all with noticeable differences. You also learn several new fighting techniques, like the double-jump attack, as the game progresses.

It's a fast-paced, occasionally chaotic game--just like a good action game should be.

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  • First Released Jan 12, 2004
    released
    • Mobile
    It's a fast-paced, occasionally chaotic game--just like a good action game should be.
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    Developed by:
    Gameloft
    Published by:
    Gameloft
    Genre(s):
    Survival, 3D, Action, Adventure
    Theme(s):
    Horror