The Aztec Paradise exists, yet no one knows exactly what it is or where it's located, but a certain someone is determined to find it within Central America. The young adventurer El Niņo, Spanish for... the Niņo, has set out to find numerous labyrinths in the hopes that one is hiding the supposedly unattainable, unfathomable treasures. Through forests, across deserts, amidst ruins, and other such remote locations, the sword-wielding "Child" must seek and fend off their wild inhabitants in order to achieve his dream in this Aztec Adventure. But if you think he's up against trivial wildlife like normal, dangerous bears or other such menacing animals then, well, you wish.
As you guide El Niņo across linear, guided paths in an overhead perspective, you will encounter the strangest of creatures, each one more weirder than the previous one. Turtles? Turtles can't be that bad? There are instances where you have to fight several spiky turtles on a single screen. You want bears? How about a rabid b... bear-like creature that moves by teleporting every few steps. Thankfully, these enemy types are short-ranged fighters that can be taken out easily; the ones you should be concerned about are opponents that attack from a distance with projectiles, since they essentially make up the more challenging encounters.
Community review by dementedhut (March 29, 2022)
Alternative header: Rock and a Hard Place
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