Published on April 17th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner0
BEST Apple TV Games: Lichtspeer
Lichtspeer is a somewhat difficult game to introduce. I think perhaps if you crossed the iOS app Bowmasters with the Adventure Time cartoon you could end up with Lichtspeer. How else to explain a game that has you chucking spears at penguin Vikings, stormdwarves, and hipster ice giants?
There’s a bit of a story behind the game should you need it. You—as Helga or Hans (“more glorious Germanic names available”)—have been summoned to please the lichtgods and restore balance to the universe. You do this by throwing your lichtspeer at things, killing them in a splash of blood. You have to do this because they’ll otherwise kill you.
This introductory video explains it all with a bit more style.
Although the action is frenetic, controls are pretty basic; you simply need to drag your finger across the Siri Remote’s touchpad to aim. The longer you hold down your finger, the more powerful the throw. Properly timing and aiming your throws can prove difficult, but that’s the natural challenge of the game. You may also find that it’s easier to play on the Apple TV than on your iPhone or iPad because your fingers aren’t getting in the way of the action.
Lichtspeer offers over 60 levels of gameplay with 6 “uber boss battles” to win along the way. It likely won’t take you more than around five hours to complete your initial run-through, but there are achievements to go for and increasing difficulty levels to beat if you want to keep playing.
Also, it looks great all the while. The colorful, stylized graphics give a cartoony feel to the game’s violent proceedings and the varying landscapes help the game feel fresh when the gameplay starts to get monotonous.
Lichtspeer available now in the App Store for $1.99. Your purchase will get you the full game with no ads or in-app purchases, and you’ll be able to play it on both iOS and Apple TV. As developer Noodlecake Studios says, “Embrace the future, eat Strudel, play LICHTSPEER.”