Simplicity can work in either direction for budget games, either getting what it manages just right so it's a success or not quite putting the pieces together so it's only middling at best. Spooky Chase does at least have a novel approach, working as a platformer where you're able to change directions and jump as you try to get to flags placed around multiple platforms in the stage. What sets it apart is that you'll need to do this on multiple passes, with the challenge being that you're able to run into the previous versions of yourself. As you can imagine, once you're on the fifth run and above things can get crowded. This does remain challenging, and at least at first feels fresh, but unfortunately the further along you go the more the novelty wears off and without much outside of that central hook to distinguish it even with a budget price the game quickly becomes forgettable.
Justin Nation, Score: