Review: Creature in the Well

September 05, 2019 1 min read

There is one sure-fire way to get me to pay attention to your upcoming game: just tell me it’s something I like with pinball. “It’s a metroidvania…with pinball!” Consider the physical edition purchased. “It’s Senran Kagura…with pinball!” Add it to my collection right now. “It’s Metroid…with pinball!” I will buy a DS just to play it. I have yet to see something combined with pinball that doesn’t make me immediately start throwing money at the screen, as the kids say, so when Creature in the Well was pitched as “pinball with swords,” it shot straight up to the top of my most-wanted list.

Turns out, as enticing as that description is, it doesn’t paint an accurate picture of the game. This isn’t so much pinball with swords, but Breakout with swords. And actually, that might be a better combination.

Review: Creature in the Well screenshot