I got it on Christmas day from my parents. :P Haven't cracked it open just yet (my wife and I are having too much fun with LEGO Rock Band), but I'm only working for a half-day today, so I will give it a go after I get a few groceries. I'm also picking up Little King's Story this weekend.
So I put my copy in this morning before I left for work, and I immediately fell in love with it. The game looks gorgeous on my 32" HDTV. The controls work fine, and while I've only finished the first two levels and the first two challenge levels, I can see that the level design is really clever and that I am going to enjoy the game a lot once I get farther in.
One random question: do the challenge levels have any treasure chests? They don't as far as I can tell, but I just wanted to be sure.
Cool. I played some more at home, and my wife was getting into it too. When I was trying to make the boy whistle to get Blob to float up to him, she said, "Be nice, it's trying!" So when Blob got there, I gave him a hug. Best. Action. Ever.
Finished it tonight, very awesome game. I unlocked / finished probably 70%-ish of the challenge stages while playing through as well, I might go back and unlock the rest eventually, though who knows... my backlog is huge and other games are calling to me.
Tons of charm, awesome puzzles, comes fully Zero recommended.
It actually gets legitimately tough near the end too, both in solving the puzzles and execution. Though the end boss final mode was a bit easier than most of the bosses before it.
And the last power-up you get is well... wow.
After Contra IV and this I think WayForward is a developer you can definitely trust with your retro revivals... what should they do next?!
What is really pissing me off is that all these great games I want have all been on sale for like $20 or less for about the past month or so and Im so broke I cant even afford one of them. Now, next month when I get my refund money from the IRS or by then I will probably be making good money, none of the games will be on sale.
Oh well, if thats the case I will just look for nice used versions.