The Forgotten Caves of Foolish Linger is a free 2D platform game that has similar mechanics to RUN and Passing By. It features a small creature that wakes up in a cave wanting to escape it and see the outside world. Along the way, it faces plenty of obstacles that refuse to let it leave.
The gameplay involves jumping onto and over objects and meeting other creatures along the way. There are no checkpoints, so falling inevitably means making your way back to where you were before. Ultimately, you’ll need to pass each level until you find your way out of the cave.
The game features side-scrolling mechanics where you’ll view the scenes in a two-dimensional setting. As you progress through each level, the stages form large puzzles and mazes to complete. You can move left and right, up and down, depending on where the tunnels lead you.
Jumping to the end
Most of The Forgotten Caves of Foolish Linger entails jumping to complete objectives or to make your way to the end of a level. There are platforms to land on, while you’ll also need to cross over obstacles in your way. If you die or fall down, you’ll head back to a previously saved point where you’ll need to try again.
Retro graphics and sound
The visuals have a retro look, appealing to gamers who enjoyed the platform cartridge-style games. You’ll see pixelated textures and lighting, while there are some pasted images of statues and other objects. The sounds and effects also have an outdated atmosphere to match the graphics.
You won’t spend too long playing The Forgotten Caves of Foolish Linger once you master the jumping mechanics. If you don’t fail the levels too much, you can complete the platform game in about an hour. If it is too challenging on the first run, you can expect to travel in the dark tunnels for a bit longer.
Find your way out
The Forgotten Caves of Foolish Linger presents an enjoyable 2D game where you’ll need to find your way out of the darkness. It’s an adorable tale that will keep you busy for about an hour or more, depending on how fast you can overcome each obstacle.