I love it when indie titles show up that I’ve never seen or heard of and they end up being a pleasant surprise. That’s precisely the case with Starlit Adventures, a game that looks almost too cute for its own good but quickly demonstrates it packs in some fun arcade-style play in akin to the likes of the classic Dig-Dug or Mr. Driller… but with some of its own flair as well. The gameplay is a mixture of puzzle and action as you dig your way down, trying to grab keys, coins, and stars as they appear as well as taking out enemies when necessary. While this as a base is pretty enjoyable what then livens things up a bit is that there’s also a pretty wide variety of gear you can choose to run levels in, giving you some quite a number of different perks that can be critical if your goal is to grab every star on every level. The mixture of classic play, some smart puzzling, a variety of fun surprises along the way, and a great (though perhaps a bit sickeningly cute) art style really made this game sneak up on me and made me a fan!
Justin Nation, Score: