Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Fantasy Violence, Use of Alcohol
This is a side-scrolling platformer game in which players control a young character who can change into a variety of creatures. As players traverse platforms, they collect coins and attack “cartoony” enemies (e.g., crabs, fish, bugs, skeletons). Players use swords, fireballs, bombs, and slime to attack characters; enemies generally blink and disappear when defeated. Boss battles depict more protracted combat, loud impact sounds, and screen-shaking effects. One cutscene briefly depicts characters raising frothy mugs in celebration.