Seraph’s Last Stand is a free roguelike game for Windows. You’ll jump into wand-wielding chaos with your wizard’s hat and try to eliminate aerial enemies with powerful blasts. Face increasing levels of difficulty and large numbers of enemies in this ode to classic roguelikes, developed by OddGiant.
Roguelike games are an increasingly popular genre, demanding fast reflexes and quick absorption of simple but challenging gameplay mechanics. If you enjoy the roguelike genre, try Die in the Dungeon or Labyrinth of Legendary Loot for an equally incredible experience.
In terms of visual design, Seraph’s Last Stand is incredibly simple. Reminiscent of the earliest dungeon crawlers and the beginning of the roguelike phenomenon, the game has a simple black and white graphics on a two-dimensional playing field. Spots of colour are caused by the projectiles fired by your wand and those shot by your many enemies.
Seraph’s Last Stand is incredibly simple to grasp. First off, your wand fires at regular intervals. All you need to do is survive an onslaught by aerial enemies by moving around the enclosed space within each level. Avoid enemy fire by jumping to and from various platforms and the ground level. Then, take care that you don’t get yourself stuck in a corner on the screen.
One other helpful mechanic in Seraph’s Last Stand is that your projectiles can render enemy projectiles useless, as well as slowly disable your enemies.
Seraph’s Last Stand also features a broad range of enemies with various weakness grades and projectile strengths. The game feels slightly like a horde battle at times, but with simple gameplay mechanics and controls, most levels are relatively easy to clear if you play them cleverly.
Something quite unexpected about Seraph’s Last Stand is that as simple as the 8-bit-esque graphics are, you can actually alter your character’s appearance to a certain degree. Choose between various headgear and wands to further customise your experience.
Packs a punch
Reminiscent of games like Cuphead, Seraph’s Last Stand is fully engaging. The gameplay is fast-paced at some points, leaving you scrambling out of corners or weaving in between enemy projectiles. As simple as the game is, it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Seraph’s Last Stand is expertly made and unexpectedly addictive.