Don’t be put off by the nonsense title, 140 from Double Fine and Abstraction Games is the digital equivalent of one of those delicious macarons we all love to put away - short lived, yet satisfyingly sweet.
It’s as though you’ve transcended to control the world at your whim when everything’s coming up roses. You’ll feel more like a toddler with a tambourine when it’s not.
You mentioned it was short, how short are we talking?
It’s not very long at all, sadly. It took less than two hours to complete the game’s three levels, as well as two of the three mirrored versions that flip perspective and feature no checkpoints.
If you’re masochistic enough to tackle the final mirror stage, expect a significant boost, but most will have the smarts to concede to the final boss without continues on their side.
Bosses, you say?
Yep, one awaits you at the end of each stage and they’re all uniquely brilliant. We won’t spoil any specifics.
When all’s said and done, would you recommend 140?
If you don’t have two left thumbs, definitely. It’s an engaging mix of genres that has a small price tag to offset its little lifespan.
Whaddya know, you also play as a square in Inversus, the last game we took for a quickie. Check it out if you’re a fan of regular polygons in general.