A dead ringer for the likes of Golden Axe and Ghosts n’ Goblins, Cast of the Seven Godsends is an interesting hark back to the classic 2D action scroller.
You assume the role of King Kandar, and embark on a quest to rescue your son from the wretched clutches of emperor Zaraaima. Unfortunately, this lad is a bit harder than you so Kandar has to call upon the seven gods of Dareca to give him a hand.
A sweet fit
Cast of the Seven Godsends dropped on Steam in 2015, but its presence feels much more welcome on the Switch. While the controls are a little wacky at times, the gameplay alone isn’t punishing enough to give you any real problems.
The controls are kept simple, akin to the Megadrive titles it’s so obviously inspired by. Your standard form can only take a couple of hits, but you’ll collect armour, weapons, and power ups as the levels progress.