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MO: Astray Review
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Posted: A year ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

MO:Astray is a puzzle, jumping and exploration game. Rather than control a character who runs, you control an amorphous blob. To get around you have to use the game's unique movement mechanics to take advantage of the cleverly designed levels.

You wake up in an abandoned laboratory and must piece together what has been happening in this extremely hostile and sinister environment. There's an eerie presence watching from the shadows, and only you can make sense of the mystery.

At first you can only slide along the ground. But by absorbing energy you learn to jump and stick to walls and ceilings. This enables you to work around the walls of the levels taking care not to land on the spikey elements. More abilities are added to this, like double jumping and possessing other creatures.

What starts with exploration soon reveals itself to be something of a horror game as you absorb characters heads to take over their body. It's also hard, so that you are likely to die frequently. When this happens you don't usually lose too much ground, however.

The result is a clever and mature game that feels unique and unusual to play. The controls fit well with the malleable character as you jump around the world. Add to this the meticulous pixel art graphics and smooth animation and it is an impressive experience.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 25/10/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: MO Astray Rayark (@MOAstrayRayark)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 10 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

MO: Astray usually costs £11.39.
 

MO: Astray

Switch Store Switch £11.39
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Was rated PEGI 12 for horror on Android devices, but on Switch this rating has been reviewed and increased to PEGI 16 for strong violence.

In the US, ESRB state: ESRB TEEN for Mild Language, Blood, Violence
Rated 12+ on the App Store for Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence and Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes.

The developer states that "This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages: scenes of blood and disturbing imagery."

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our MO: Astray Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MOAstrayRayark) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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