If you can remember back to the 1990s, you’ll no doubt have found memories of the platformers of the day. The decade was full of them and it is Kaze and the Wild Masks which has found inspiration from the best to deliver an old-school platforming experience, whilst mixing in modern ideas, to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, Stadia and PC.
Available to purchase and download right now, Kaze and the Wild Masks hits Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC through Steam (that’s all the bases covered, format fans), to allow you the chance to travel through the Crystal Islands.
Priced at £24.99 and working that 1990s classic platforming style, you will take on the role of the titular Kaze as you attempt to save your little mate Hogo from a curse that has infected the islands. In order to do this you’ll be found facing many enemies, but you have a trick up your sleeve – wild masks!
It is the power of the masks which will allow you to pounce like a tiger, soar through the sky like an ealge, sprint like a lizard or rules the waves like the fiercest of sharks. With more than 30 levels to make your way through, a ton fo additional bonus stages and some seriously hot platforming elements, Kaze and the Wild Masks has everything you could want from a title that has been inspired by those of yesteryear.
- Unleash the skills of the wild masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark
- Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels
- Relive your childhood memories of classic platformers with high quality frame by frame pixel art
- Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer
- Refresh your ears with 25+ tracks inspired by the musical themes of the 16-bit era
It’s in our full review of Kaze and the Wild Masks in which you’ll discover how this platformer plays. We urge you to give it a read and then head to your favourite digital store in order to pick up the download of your choice. The £24.99 price that is asked at the Xbox Store for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S editions seems pretty tempting.
In Kaze and the Wild Masks, you journey through the Crystal Islands in 90’s classics platformer style. Play as Kaze and save your friend Hogo from a curse that spread chaos around the islands. Face enraged living vegetables by invoking the powers of the Wild Masks. Pounce ferociously like a tiger, soar through the sky like an eagle, sprint fiercely like a lizard and rule the sea like a shark.