Mega Coin Squad is a game that may appear to be perfect for couch coop sessions and only couch coop sessions. So after spending some quality time with the single player Super-Mario-World-map influenced mode, I am glad I was wrong.
MCS’s solo content tasks players with collecting a certain number of coins to proceed. While that may sound simple, there is a time limit and the number of coins required increases rapidly from level to level. Within these levels you will be jumping, firing weapons, dashing in four directions and throwing collected coins into large pink piggy banks. Many levels contain coin-rich structures that will appear and disappear giving you even more incentive to move quickly. Players can also earn diamonds for accomplishing certain achievements within levels such as filling up the piggy bank in one deposit or just completing the levels within the time limit. The precious jewels are used in Super Mario 3 style power-up selection boxes. Hit the box from beneath and you can earn new weapons, time bonuses, dash move augmentations and more.
The couch coop affair in Mega Coin Squad pits up to four players within similar levels with rotating objectives. Deathmatch, hold the rainbow(to get coins and fill up a meter) and collecting regular coins as well as larger mega coins are all fun ways of playing. Mega Coin Squad wears its influences on its sleeve and that’s fine with me because it’s fun. Fun solo and even more fun with others.
Recommendation: Worth a buy – assuming you can make use of the multiplayer mode
Full Disclosure: This game was provided to GameEnthus by the publisher.
Genre: action coin collecting platformer
Developer: Big Pixel Studios
Publisher: Adult Swim Games
Platform(s): Steam, PC, Mac, Linux
Worth a buy – paying full price for fans of the series or genre makes sense – often includes a caveat
Worth a buy on sale – not quite full price worthy but close, – often includes a caveat
No – borrow it if you must play it
Please no – Don’t waste any time and/or money on it