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36 Great Games Like Aurascope on Nintendo Switch

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Aurascope and have found the following:

Aurascope is a retro running and jumping game that combines elements from other genres. The platform action is central but you also have a lot of collecting and exploration to do. As much as the gameplay, the game stands out for its fast skill-based action and rich ways to interact with the world as you run, jump and puzzle your way around. The result is a game that harks back to classics like Turrican, Fire and Ice and Sonic, while also offering new twists of its own.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Collecting and Puzzle)

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Aurascope Game (@AurascopeGame)

Costs: Purchase cost

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18 Similar Games Long List

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7 Younger Content Rating than Aurascope

If Aurascope is not age appropriate for your child, here are similar games ordered by age rating so you can find an age-appropriate alternative that’s also a game they will love.
 

 

7 Easier Skill Rating than Aurascope

If you like the sound of Aurascope but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

16 Video Games Like Aurascope Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Aurascope. This includes games from the Puzzle, Action, Platform and Collecting genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

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