Posted: 2 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
You play Welltaro who decides to explore the depths of the well in a local park. He finds monsters lurking and straps on his gun-boots to start his trip downwards. You kill enemies with three basic controls: left and right movement, jump, fire down while jumping. These unusually simple control scheme matches the stripped back visuals that are made of just three colours. The art style draws on the games Spelunky, Cave Story and Rick Dangerous before them.
The well is different each time you play but you always find an increasingly difficult set of enemies, most of which can either be shot with or stomped on. Later on you meet foes who are resistant to being stomped and can only be killed with bullets. During the descent, you can find time pausing "timevoids", which often lead to caves that provide a large amount of gems, or alternate weapons. After each set of three levels you get a choice of three upgrades for the next challenge. You can also buy ammo upgrades or shop purchases.
On the Switch and PlayStation Vita version of the game you can play in portrait mode which enables the screen to match the orientation of the deep well and enhances the experience considerably.
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 15/10/2015
ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for fantasy violence and mild blood.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
No Reading: No reading is required.
High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.
Any spoken content has subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
1 Button & Single Stick: Can play with button and stick.
Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.
Two Taps Targeted: Play with touchscreen, two simultaneous taps in specific locations.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.
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