You can probably guess what is going on in the latest little 1-bit inspired action platformer to hit Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC. After all, if it’s not dealing with ten rooms in ten seconds then TEN – Ten Rooms, Ten Seconds has got its marketing all wrong.
Available to purchase and download on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC right now, TEN – Ten Rooms, Ten Seconds is from the development team of The Bworg and the indie publishing kings at Ratalaika Games. It’s a game that is priced extremely well – a mere £4.99 – and will give you the opportunity to prove your gaming skills over and over again, some ten seconds at a time.
Promising to deliver addictive, satisfying and gameplay, TEN – Ten Rooms, Ten Seconds tasks you with making your way through an undergound facility. The catch is that there are ten floors here, with each of those containing ten rooms; rooms that are sealed with you inside of them for ten seconds.
Nothing wrong with that you may think, but each and every room is full of traps – each of which has been put in place to kill you. It’s here where the ‘learn from failure approach’ comes in, as whilst each will play as a puzzle, you’ll only get access to the solution by failing. There’s also a token system which can be cashed in at any safe room, giving you upgrades and special abilities.
Sold to the unsuspecting world as a Super Meat Boy crossed with Souls-like styled game, we’re not sure that TEN – Ten Rooms, Ten Seconds is going to be for everyone. Thank god then for an easy/casual mode which switches on invicibility – if you’re after the achievements which Ratalaika dish out easily, you’re going to want to hit that switch.
Alternatively, if you’re an absolute masochist then a Hell mode will sort you out.
Key features include:
- * Frantic 2D indie platforming action
- * A rewarding and satisfying challenge that will put your skills to the test
- * An epic, adrenaline fuelled original soundtrack by the legends at dBXY
- * Includes accessibility mode to avoid damage for a relaxed gameplay
You’ll find TEN – Ten Rooms, Ten Seconds over at the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC through Steam.
TEN is a challenging platformer in which you face a relentless gauntlet of ten-second deathtrap rooms in a desperate struggle to escape your fate and uncover the truth! Collect tokens, purchase upgrades and learn how to overcome each floor’s onslaught of saw blades, cannon fire, lasers, bizarre monsters and more. Every room is a test. Every death is a lesson. Evolve and master every obstacle as you die, try, die and try again. Conquer various environments and triumph over escalating threats, challenges, and deadly bosses as you make your way to the surface – and to your freedom.