Sparkle Corgi Goes Cave Diving – Games Review
Help Sparkle “Indiana Jones” Corgi descend into the bowels of the earth in search of a thrilling adventure, shiny treasure and of course, crazy tales to tell in this exciting endless arcade game, Sparkle Corgi Goes Cave Diving!
In this game, you play as Sparkle (Who else? The slime on the wall?) the adventurous, adorable and shotgun-toting Corgi which is wearing a signature “Indiana Jones” hat. On a side note, if you don’t know what a Corgi is, well, do you know the hugely popular rendition of Call Me Maybe by a “Corgi Rae Jepsen”? Well, there you go and you’re welcome! Back to the topic, the controls in this game are easy enough – there is a round button on the left, which serves as the movement button, and allows you to swing Sparkle around while she’s being tethered to the surface by a thick rope.
Exploring the sunken depths is not without its dangers and it is up to you to help Sparkle the Corgi to battle her way through to get to the treasures hidden below! As you rappel your way down the endless cave, you will need to use your trusty shotgun to exterminate evil yucky slimes, greed goblins, purple bats and more! To shoot, you’ll need to use the buttons on the right side of the screen. You can also upgrade your weapon using the in-game currency you’ve earned to increase the firepower of the shotgun, improve its range as well as damage!
However, there’s a slight limitation here, you can only shoot at a 90 degree angle unlike the enemies that are shooting blobs at you. Another annoying feature is that the shoot buttons are grouped too closely together. “Mis-taps” happen and your Corgi may just shoot in the wrong direction, resulting in the all too familiar game over! An upgrade to get rid of this limitation will definitely be welcomed by fans of the game.
Anyway, not everything hostile can be shot at and dealt with in this game! Besides creatures, the underground environment is not exactly friendly either! There will be plenty of spiky and rocky outcrops that will hurt you real bad if you don’t see them or avoid them in time! At the beginning of the game, you’re given 3 white bones (lives). Every time poor Sparkle got hurt, the white bones will be reduced until they are gone. Once you ran out of bones, it’s time to restart the game and start afresh! Nonetheless, there are several ways you can earn back the bones you’ve lost while adventuring! For instance, killing bats can sometime produce an extra bone for you.
Let’s not forget about the real prize in this game – the treasures! There are treasure chests that you can collect, which are filled with goodies, including parts of power-ups like speed boost, damage boost, firepower boost and extra lives. You will have to collect enough parts of the same power-up and to fill up their respective meters before you can use them though! Moreover, at the end of every playthrough, your score will be tallied up and you will be awarded different bone badges, depending on your performance! Procedurally generated game levels further ensures that every experience is different as well!
In short, Sparkle Corgi Goes Cave Diving is a pretty solid endless game that features a cute corgi by the name of Sparkle! She is after the rainbow bone badge and only you can help her get it – the question here is… will you?
e-Rapid Games rate: 8/10