Luckslinger PS5, PS4 Evaluation | Pure PlayStation


Luckslinger is a cowboy recreation with a twist, the one drawback I’ve seen is that the twist is wholly pointless. However with out it, the sport wouldn’t be known as Luckslinger. Simply… Slinger.

Luckslinger is old-school in each approach. From the Amiga-style graphics to the beeping hip-hop soundtrack, all the pieces about Luckslinger says it ought to have launched again approach earlier than I born.

The retro-ness of all of it received’t be for everybody. Earlier than beginning the sport, it wasn’t for me and I used to be positive I wasn’t going to take pleasure in it in any respect. However the opening minute of the sport hooked me and I used to be enamoured by its appeal. And it’s a charming recreation and I truly got here round to its presentation fairly shortly.

Luckslinger’s hook is that there’s luck in its world and in case you’ve bought a few of it, you will get by a bit of simpler. When you don’t, you’ll have a tougher time.

Luck manifests itself as quirky options in the course of the recreation’s ranges, like platforms that seem to avoid wasting you from falling to your doom, to enemy bullet diverting themselves up and away from you. No luck means the world is simply as harmful and depressing because it all the time was. Platforms will buckle beneath you, which means you’ll must hop shortly or die. Bag man bullets received’t transfer out of your approach, both, and different unlucky occasions usually tend to occur, such because the blades on a windmill immediately falling from above.

Whereas it’s a pleasant concept, the luck mechanic feels pointless. The truth is, I didn’t actually pay a lot consideration to it as I cowboyed my approach by way of the sport’s ranges, looking down the bosses and their fortunate charms. I handled the sport as if it was some other side-scrolling shooter and it was enjoyable, however not as a result of my luck was in, however as a result of the sport itself truly stands up rather well. It’s charming, the graphics are cool in the identical approach a Delorean is a horny automobile, and gameplay is easy however subtle, particularly with the fight and the necessity to duck, bounce, dodge, and handle your reloads. It didn’t want the luck gimmick in any respect.

An actual spotlight for some could also be the truth that the sport doles out its achievements and trophies in lower than an hour of play. I managed to bag the Platinum trophy in just below an hour. As a person with a comparatively sparse Platinum assortment, I didn’t thoughts this one bit. My on-line road cred has grown by 1%.

Luckslinger is a enjoyable little motion platformer that has extra coronary heart than it lets on. If the opening 60 seconds don’t seize you then that’s a disgrace. In the event that they do, you then’ll benefit from the subsequent couple of hours that the sport delivers. Plus, extra westerns is an efficient factor, even when they arrive with a hip hop soundtrack. I’ll take what I can get.

Luckslinger PS5, PS4 Evaluation

  • Total – Very Good – 7/10



Luckslinger is retro and it makes no bones about it. It’s a enjoyable shooter/platformer that anyone over the age of 40 will really feel immediately snug with, whereas younger weapons might have a little bit of time to see the enchantment. The luck mechanic doesn’t have that a lot influence and the sport may have gotten by with out it.


  • Appears retro however positively feels fashionable
  • The hip-hop/western soundtrack works rather well
  • The gunplay/platforming is an efficient problem and the luck mechanic generally performs into this


  • Poor checkpointing, particularly earlier than boss fights
  • Luck isn’t as prevalent as I believed it will be and the sport may have executed with out it


Evaluation Disclaimer: This evaluate was carried out utilizing a duplicate of the sport offered by the writer. For extra info, please learn our Evaluation Coverage

Major model examined: PS4. Reviewed utilizing PS5, PS4 Professional.

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