The Forgotten Caves of Foolish Linger is a free side-scrolling platform game where you’ll need to follow tunnels and overcome challenges to leave your dark home. Alternatives like Insignia and Passing By offer a similar experience, but with a different story and mechanics.
The story involves a small creature who wonders what life would be like outside the cave. Unbeknown to it and the player, there are several levels to work through before accomplishing this mission. For some reason, every resident of the abysmal abode doesn’t want you to leave.
Levels and obstacles
The game features several levels you’ll need to complete to find your way out. You’ll meet some challenges, puzzles, and residents along the way, all determined with one goal, to stop your progress. It’ll take you about an hour to complete the entire story if you don’t get stuck in an area too long.
In most cases, you’ll be jumping around in The Forgotten Caves of Foolish Linger. There are platforms you need to reach to cross treacherous gaps, or you’ll need to fall down a pit to avoid spikes. There aren’t any combat mechanics, so you’ll need to overcome how to get over and past obstacles.
Graphics and effects
If you’re a fan of retro 2D graphics, The Forgotten Caves of Foolish Linger doesn’t disappoint. It uses pixel art as the base, while you can see some images in a few locations. The effects are also faithful to the nostalgic rendition and themes.
Interacting with objects
There are some items you can interact with that will help you progress in the game. For instance, you can speak to the busts you find along the way. There are picture panels to click on to get out of an area. For the rest of the stage, you’ll need to use your best jumping skills.
Dark tunnels everywhere
The Forgotten Caves of Foolish Linger is an interesting title about a small creature who wants to leave the darkness. In some ways, there’s a small lesson to be learnt with how people deal with life and troubles. The game is not for a young audience as the developer cautions about mature and adult themes.