Blast from the Past: N+

While in Wal-Mart the other day, I found N+ for $10. Remembering it was in IGN’s Top 25, I picked it up with excitement, removed Spirit Tracks from its well-deserved place in my card slot, and popped in this simplistic platformer.  Let me say, if any of you have not picked up this game, DO IT.

In N+, the N stands for Ninja, and all you do is run and jump (see gameplay footage). There are HUNDREDS of levels, plus a level editor and online access to a community of players. After playing it for a couple of hours, I am realizing how incredibly challenging this game is. I can’t tell you how many times my little guy has exploded as he hit the explosives scattered throughout the levels. Just recently I screamed in a room of friends and family when a barely missed passing a level. Its intense.  I love this game.