Originally called Tcheco in the Castle of Sarney, and adapted for Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio is a Brazilian game made by artist and programmer Marcelo Barbosa originally released on Steam on June 22, 2015.
there are more than 65 levels, in which you have to go through obstacles, take the key and then go out a door (or a window, or an elevator, or a hole in the middle of the floor) to go to the next one. To win the challenge, you only have ten lives - if they run out, it's game over and you have to start all over again. And throughout the game, you have only two movements: jumping or walking back and forth. It sounds simple, but at the same time difficult - and it is.
Colors are purposefully limited, and the soundtrack features a nice selection of Mega Man.
But Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio is not a game that calls you a donkey; each time you die, the structure of the game explains as obviously as a slap in the face what you did wrong. If you die again in that same place ... well, it's your fault. It's annoying? Yes, especially if you are a contemporary video game player and are used to games that explain all your steps. But if you remember how fun it was to play Mario and Sonic, you will probably have a lot of fun with this post-belly-water Alex Kidd. After all, throw the first stone who went unharmed by Alex Kidd's jo-ken-po in the Miracle World.
The mention of the guessing competition of the classic SEGA game is no accident: Tcheco is a game to play, make mistakes, learn and start over: after a few matches, it is easy to memorize the path you need to take in each of the ( insane) levels. But don't believe in a totally simplified gameplay: sometimes, the correct path is very far from what could be conventional, as befits a game full of funny artistic interventions.
This is what happens in the early stages, when the game mentions Toniolo (an urban artist from Porto Alegre whose main brand is to leave his name spread around the city with political-controversial phrases), or shows a misrepresented Monalisa or policemen shooting at Tcheco. Our hero can also be a football player (and score a great goal) or skate in a room that mixes Sarney, Bowser and an icon of Brazilian games. Conveniently, the game lets you pause with the enter button so that you can laugh at each scenario with due calm.
However, despite the excitement of this text, it is worth noting: Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio is not a game for everyone. His “no save” and “no second chance” game model can frustrate contemporary players, and, although ironic, his mood may sound clueless (too much) for some users.
this is a game for platform lovers and retro games worth a lot just play it
Console versions launched on June 5, 2020