MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE: A Action/Platform Game that Homages one of the Worst Movies Ever Made
Manos: The Hands of Fate is an indie action, adventure and platform game produced by FreakZone Games and published on June 29, 2015, but which curiously became free on March 31 of this year, and updated on April 4, on indie gaming platform "itch.io". Manos: The Hands of Fate is based on the independent film of the same name, released in 1966 and considered by many to be one of the worst films ever produced, as well as receiving cult status. In Manos, you control Mike, who along with his family travels through the desert to reach the mysterious Valley Lodge. Being welcomed by a strange man named Torgo, they find a place to spend the night, but paranormal things happen and Mike needs to find his family, who have mysteriously disappeared, as well as search for the truth about the Hotel and the existence of a macabre cult that haunts that place.
Manos presents itself as an homage to the '80s era, as well as to the many NES games that adapted movies from that era. The look is really good, the soundtrack has a great level of production and creates a fun and scary mood at the same time. The cutscenes are well done and tell the movie's plot, but in a dynamic way. The gameplay is pretty typical of 8-bit action games of that time. You have a jump button and a shoot button. During the game, you encounter the hands of fate, which increases your energy bar. They are spread out on each stage, and there is a need to get them all to (probably) reach the true ending.
Being an excellent tribute to the cult works of that era, as well as the 8-bit games that adapted many movies, Manos: The Hands of Fate is an excellent game, which captures all the essence of that time. Check out the gameplay of the game on this link here and enjoy downloading it from the page below: