In kaboom miasma he burst into hero! Fight injustice he only place
value on combustness! Explodemon get creamy with Vortex!
OK, we cannae keep that up – but our hero Explodemon sure can. His
manglenation of English makes ‘all your base are belong to us’
sound positively Shakespearian – and it’s ace on toast with
marshmallow plentiful. Shit, we can’t stop!
“Yeah, three paragraphs in and we still know fuck all about
Explodemon!, save for his inability to construct coherent
sentences”, you may murmur. Fair call. Explodemon! is basically a
wondrous paean to classic 16-bit plat-ooters like Mega Man and
Vectorman, except rather than shooting he does as named and explodes
all over the shop – and the planets, the bridges, the caverns,
If it sounds akin to XBLA boom-fest ’Splosion Man we hear you, but
believe it or not the two were in development at the same time with
neither dev knowing of the others’ plans. Be it cosmic mind-fuck or
just bizarre fluke we don’t care, ’cos Explodemon! is different, funny
and bloody challenging enough to existence be justified.
You combust through 12 levels aiming to defeat the nefarious
Absorbemon. Powers increase as you progress, and more can be
purchased in-between levels until you’re one ultra-powerful
True to its inspirations, there are oodles of collectables to
collectinate, many of which are secreted in utter bastard
convoluted-via-near-impossible places. You don’t need to get all the
stuff, but we needed to get all the stuff.
Alas, also true to Explodemon!’s (grammar checker say “kerfizzle!”)
inspirations are frustrations – notably with tedious battles against
Absorbemon that are only just tolerable ’cos you know more aceness
Explodemon! is so fantastically old school it does detention with Molly Ringwald.
Mega Drive fans especially existential quandaries no, do not