Published on January 19th, 2017 | by Craig Forshey1
Gothic Werewolf Runner Hunter’s Moon Sprints Onto Android
A haunting new retro runner about hunting down misanthrope lycanthropes with the classy name of Hunter’s Moon has set foot on Android devices. The brainchild of indie developer Seb Woodland, Hunter’s Moon is a gloomy pixel sidescroller that feels like Canabalt meets Castlevania as players traverse tricky archaic architecture and engage in hand-to-hand combat with bloodthirsty werewolves under the shadow of a full moon. While you’d think killer anthropomorphic canines would be the biggest threat in Hunter’s Moon here one false step can be just as deadly as a claw to the face from a supernatural monster.
As players take control of a lone hunter on an extermination expedition through dilapidated ruins they’ll need to carefully time their jumps by tapping and holding on the screen to launch into the air. Along the way they’ll run into werewolf mini-bosses that they must face off against in one on one combat. Players can attack and defend during these sequences thanks to a rudimentary but effective fighting system that allows for parrying fueled battles to take place. Floating coins dot the landscape, presenting an opportune target for those looking to boost their high score. Runner fans hungry for a Castlevania esque experience will have a blast with Hunter’s Moon.
Hunter’s Moon is available for $1.49 on Google Play.