Defunct Games reviews A Hole New World from Mad Gear Games, available May 19 on Xbox One and Steam (coming soon for PlayStation 4).
If you can get beyond the punishing difficulty, A Hole New World offers a fun and authentic experience with a lot of charm. I like most of the levels, memorizing the boss patterns and the effective pixel art. I think the developers at Mad Gear Games has a lot of potential and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. This is a retro-inspired action game that not only makes the most out of the old school theme, but also reminds you that games from the 1980s can be insanely frustrating at times.