Welcome to the Underworld, where you guide Mutt, the bad luck Litil Divil, through the Labyrinth of Chaos to retrieve the Mystical Pizza of Plenty. Our “hero” takes a fateful step through the Mortal Portal to prowl five hellish levels of treacherous tunnels with more than 50 raucous rooms of gameplay. Beware of killer spiders, bottomless swamps, ferocious furnaces... and crazed bartenders. And watch out! If you can't get Mutt to the Overlord, The Entity and The Servant will drag him to the Torture Room for a little fiendish fun.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2011-10-29 03:26:29 byecamber:
I bought Litil Divil because of the beautiful pixel art in the screenshots and the glowing reviews praising the mix of gameplay styles. However, having given it a try, I would warn others against buying this game.
My first surprise was the complete lack of any story, at least at the start of the game. You simply see Divil dancing around and then are presented with the first challenge.read more No intro, no text, nothing to give me any motivation to play the game further.
Also, the controls are finicky and unintuitive, as you will discover as you spend countless frustrating minutes trying to get past the first monster. As you are pummeled by him you will notice how the low-quality, jerky animation contrasts with the high quality art.
Next, you will move into a drab, featureless maze. The camera control here is really bad, and you will often be looking through a wall at your character, or not be able to see more than 2 feet in front of yourself. How could they mess this up in a 2D game? There are only 4 possible camera positions!
You will find yourself constantly frustrated by huge damage dealt by tiny splotches on the ground of the maze and unavoidable traps littered everywhere. When you finally make it into a room, you are presented with a super-difficult challenge, which you have no idea if it's even possible to complete at this point in the game, as many challenges require equipment to be bought first.
If you leave the room or are killed, your character is dealt massive, permanent damage. If your health runs out, you have to restart the game. I guess saving is theoretically a possibility, but only if you are able to find the hidden room somewhere deep in the maze where saving is possible.
So in short this game is terribly difficult, poorly designed, and has no redeeming qualities except for some nice static art pieces. Don't listen to the other reviews, save your money and buy a better game.
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Posted on 2011-06-21 07:17:29 byNumbers:
Litil Divil is a really odd title. It's a combination of a puzzle game, exploration game, platformer and a... fighting game. How does that work out you can ask? It just does. The game resolves around our hero, Mutt that tries to venture through all of the dungeons, defeating their guardians and solving the devious puzzles.
The said puzzles can range from jumping from bubble toread more bubble, defeating a spider with a can of insecticide (previously bought in a shop), fighting a combatant with a deadly tool (sickle, pin...), playing a game of "Simon says..."
The game is insanely frustrating and insanely hard. But its rewarding! These amazing cartoon graphics just bring a smile to the face and the dark, sometimes violent humor is just charming.
The game was originally released for Amigas and that's where I played it first. The PC version that I later tried suffers from a bit of a control problem (Keyboard just doesn't cut it!), so I advise using a gamepad or a joystick for this one!!!
If you're looking for a real mind-bender and want to exercise your thumbs, this is an A+ title for this. If you lack patience and despise hard challenges, pass on this title.
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Posted on 2011-07-30 16:21:52 bybrotherfrank:
Mind was blown upon seeing this on gog, played this back on my uncle's amiga 32 cd.
Game's more or less same as I remember it, initial nostalgia rush is tempered by remembering that even back then I found the controls a bit tricky sometimes, gamepad helps.
Gameplay is all about exploring a maze and finding a way to the next level, putting the souls of those who have gone beforeread more you as optional objectives.
As you stroll down the corridors leaning how to avoid traps after likely getting hit by a few, picking up items, exploring and picking up gold which you'll need to buy stuff from the shop, you'll come across rooms which will likely contain challenges.
You never know what you might need for a challenge, what the controls do or what your objective is.
One minute you might be fighting a sumo wrestler before finding yourself brewing potions followed by finding yourself in a room with a dragon and its treasure or even have to do some platforming whilst avoiding obstacles or play in some weird kind of chess game.
Variety is one of the game's strength and is old skol in that it's hard but rewarding kind of hard when you beat a room open up a new section of the maze to explore.
Don't worry about exploring new rooms you fear are unprepared for, failure doesn't mean gameover, you have a healthy lifebar upon which failure takes a small chunk out of.
Save rooms restore your health so you can try again or just go off exploring somewhere else, which is a good thing as you REALLY don't want to die in this game and will be treated to a game over sequence where you're tortured in a different manner per level.
The overseer getting interested or bored in your progress is a constant reminder of this fate if you fail.
Amongst the factors that make the game charming, it's worth mentioning the music is good and doesn't get repetitive which is handy as you will be hearing the main theme quite often.
Visuals are functional, cartoony style visuals tend to age better then early 3d games so shouldn't be too much of an eyesore for modern gamers.
If a game of exploration and variety appeals to you then considerpicking this up, game is worth giving a go and will grow on you as you keep exploring the maze and work toward the noble goal of retrieving what must be the most delicious pizza ever.
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