Action Henk | Review
Run, jump and butt-slide into the glorious toy-filled world of Action Henk! Become a master of momentum and defy physics as you race against a band of ragged 90s action figures to once and for all prove that Action Henk is the fastest of them all!
The lightning fast, nostalgia loving Action Henk began as a simple prototype released into the wild in 2013. As a direct result of the overwhelming reception, RageSquid widely expanded Action Henk throughout Steam Early Access, coming to full release on May 11th 2015. Action Henk is now even playable on Xbox One and Playstation 4 with polished visuals, much-requested local multiplayer, and a full cast of fancy ragged 90’s action figures.
Challenging levels: Tackle over 70 unique levels filled with jumps, slides, and tricky shortcuts. Can you master every twist and turn to beat your friends and gain your rightful place on the leaderboards?
Challenge your friends: Load up your favorite levels and race against your friend’s ghosts to see who is truly the best! Beat their times and instantly send them a notification to rub in your newly gained victory.
Unlockable characters: Play as the slightly out-of-shape Action Henk or any of the five unlockable action figures, and play through the singleplayer campaign and bonus levels to earn a full toy wardrobe of distinctive skins!
Local multiplayer: Get fully old-school with your friends or enemies on the couch! Pick your favorite character to scream, shout, and high-five your way to the finish line.
Bouncing beats: A pumping soundtrack by demoscene musician Wiklund, a profesionally voiced cast of ragged 90s action figures, and sound design by the critically acclaimed Power Up Audio.
Butt-slide to victory !!!
Not something that you hear everyday in the gaming world is it ?
Action Henk is first and foremost fun. It is also in equal parts, challenging, addictive and frustrating.
There is a sort of storyline involved but it actually doesn’t matter at all. As Henk you are tasked with getting from the start of each level to the end in the fastest time possible……………it really is that simple !!!!
You run…jump…and slide on your ass in the pursuit of a speedy finish. There are the usual bronze,silver and gold times to aim for and each level has a Rainbow medal for the experts among you.
I found it really easy to pick up and play and the replayability factor depends on how competitive you are. You’ll either fall in to the category of ‘well that was fast enough to get me through to the next level’ OR (like me) you’ll be ‘well that was fast enough to get me through to the next level..BUT NOT AS FAST AS (insert friends name here) I HAVE TO BEAT HIM !!!!! ‘
The levels start off easy enough but as you progress the difficulty increases and the things you need to remember (jump..slide…swing) get harder to do. Timing of jumps and slides are critical for the fastest times and when you master that then it’s very satisfying.
Graphically Action Henk is very colourful and most times you are moving too fast to sit back and take in the scenery. Picture a massive hot wheels track and substitute the cars for an overweight action hero and you have a majority of the levels right there.
The dialogue is cheesy and the soundtrack is nothing to shout about but nonetheless Action Henk is extremely addictive and has that ‘one more go’ factor to it.
All in all I would say that this game would be a good addition to anyones collection and I will give it a solid 7/10.