Wolfchild is a platformer created by Core Design and released in 1992 for the Amiga and Atari ST.
Wolfchild is a platformer created by Core Design and released in 1992 for the Amiga and Atari ST. Later it was ported to Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Master System, and other platforms.
Artist and game designer Simon Phipps, also known for Rick Dangerous and Switchblade, created the graphics and the game design of this fantastic title, often compared to Strider and Altered Beast. It's visible that Core Design wanted to create a full "arcade" experience on the Amiga, and they totally did it. Technically speaking, the game is perfect. The visuals (reminiscent of H. R. Giger's works) are superb, music and sound effects excellent. Controls and collision detection are programmed perfectly; the 8-direction scrolling is fluid and fast. It's tough to find problems in this game.
Phipps also did vast work when porting the game to other platforms. The game was programmed originally for the Amiga, but Phipps spent more than 18 months on improving the images to port the game to the Sega Genesis (which was able to display more colors). The difficulty level is just right, substantial until the end.
At the time of its release, Wolfchild didn't have much success, but now it's time to discover this little gem.
Note: the Amiga version supports a second button of the joystick for the jump. While for the Genesis version, don't forget to configure the controller with Alt+Shift+1
Review by: Manu
Published: 13 March 2020 6:53 pm