If you’re a big fan of getting your butt kicked by a title you may enjoy Charge Kid… though be warned that the challenge isn’t always the kind you may appreciate. The most notable element of this retro platformer is that pretty much from the moment you start playing it starts by pushing your limits before you’ve even had an opportunity to become familiar with the game’s mechanics, let alone master them. This makes for a weirdly masochistic situation where you’ll need to experiment and grit your teeth to figure out how to tackle the section you’re in before repeatedly attempting to execute your plan. It’s just weird to demand so much precision without you even getting your feet wet with a taste of success first to drive you, which I would imagine will make it tough to love even for hard core challenge fans.
Justin Nation, Score: