Lichtspeer | PC
Lichtspeer release date for PC:
27 September 2016 | Worldwide
27 September 2016 | Europe
27 September 2016 | USA
0 Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 10 players' votes.
Lichtspeer | PS4
Lichtspeer release date for PS4:
29 September 2016 | Worldwide
29 September 2016 | Europe PAL
29 September 2016 | USA NTSC
Lichtspeer | PS Vita
Lichtspeer release date for PS Vita:
11 April 2017 | Worldwide
11 April 2017 | Europe PAL
11 April 2017 | USA NTSC
Game mode: single player
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition | Switch
Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition release date for Switch:
07 September 2017 | Worldwide
07 September 2017 | Europe PAL
07 September 2017 | USA NTSC
Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen
Although Lichtspeer for Switch is based on a simple concept, it is an incredibly addictive, arcade game requiring the player to throw luminous spears at enemies approaching from the right side of the screen. Lichtspeer stands out with its visual design and absurd humor. This is the debut of Lichthund - an independent Polish developer.
The game is set in far future (the year is 3026), in a world that resembles germanic mythology, though it looks rather unique thanks to several futuristic elements included. Furthermore, a layer of absurd humor is placed on this abstract combination.
In Lichtspeer for Switch, the player assumes the role of a bright-haired warrior who traverses this amazing world, slaying different mythological creatures. As mentioned above, the player throws luminous spears at enemies trying to reach the protagonist - usually, he stands by the left side of the screen. A visible flight-path of spears helps in aiming at the targets; enemies have to be taken out before they manage to reach the protagonist. Having defended his position, the protagonist moves on further to take a new one and defend it against the next wave of enemies.
The gameplay is diversified with special powers, such as the rainfall of spears that encompasses the entire map. The powers are developed as the player progresses. Both the locations and enemies are largely diverse here, which makes it even more difficult to exit the game. Among the creatures the player encounters, it is worth mentioning zombies, ice giants, pegasuses, bomb-throwing penguins and seals that attack from underwater. Also, the player fights powerful bosses from time to time. In order to defeat them, adequate tactics have to be applied.
Lichtspeer for Switch stands out with its graphic style as well. Two-dimensional objects made of simple blocks are combined with bright colors contrasting with one another (pink and blue are dominant here). It is also worth mentioning the pleasant music, which accompanies the experience.
age requirements: 16+