Aug 31, 2016
Leather underoos aside, I loved He-Man. Bulging muscles, a cool sword and a transformable pet. He-Man wasn’t just another ordinary man, he was (is?) the man.
Hey, taking on the enemies of the universe takes a man of action.
In He-Man Tappers of Grayskull, the player gets to partner with our famed champion at least one more time.
The graphics are bit more modern than the original, which should appear o newer fans. The game uses a host of gentle colors to frame the gameplay, and the main game incorporates a lot of animations. The sounds are reliably haughty, and in a lot of ways, the looks and sound are the some of the best aspects of the game.
The storyline stays right about where fans of the cartoon would expect it be: mega-villain Skeletor is nothing if not a schemer, and right at the onset of this saga, he’s plotting to take over Eternia. Nothing uniquely new; Skeletor is always the epitome of dissatisfaction.
Skeletor does have a new process to effect victory, by way of misappropriated magic that enlarges his minions to otherworldly proportions. Now, He-Man has to take on enemies several times his size.
He-Man does one thing well: fighting. The player, as He-Man, takes on hoards, individually, by tapping. Enemies pop up, and one reduces the lifebars, on and on. It helps to be quick, and gold coins are the reward for doing well. Gold coins can be used to improve attributes, and down the line, bosses need to be dealt with.
Allies can be summoned, and it does take a bit of thinking to get through some boss levels. There are also achievements one can garner via gameplay.
The game works well because one need not necessarily be a He-Man feen to enjoy it. The clicker mechanism is universal and fairly intuitive, and stands on its own. The host of characters and such will be a cherry on top for fans of the franchise.
On the other hand, it is a lot of the same; some folks might prefer a bit more complexity.
In the end, it does its thing, doesn’t stray too far into details, and can be played in a pinch.
You have the power…