Earlier this year, fans of gory sliding puzzler Slayaway Camp were treated to a somewhat similar – yet at the same time, quite different – experience in the form of a new game. One starring everyone’s favourite slasher, Jason Voorhees. You know, the guy from Friday the 13th. Oh, and the initial release of Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle happened on… Friday the 13th. Yeah. Won’t be the case for its upcoming Switch port though, and that’s not the only difference either.
With more than 150 levels of slide-to-kill puzzling murderlicious mayhem, horror fans are in for quite a treat here, as they unleash the wrath of Jason – in a multitude of alternate versions – on oh so many poor, unsuspecting victims. None must remain standing to complete a level, and since you can only slide in cardinal directions, planning ahead is bound to become a necessity. Because if Jason can’t reach his target(s), he shall be forced to restart the entire level from scratch. This would make him very grumpy, and no one wants to experience that.
Solve murderlicious puzzles to rank-up and unlock new weapons and special attacks. Help Jason terrorize victims from the campgrounds of Crystal Lake to the high-rises of Manhattan, from supermax prisons to space stations… and beyond!
But seriously, obstacles range from physical objects to craps, cops, land mines and telephones to… well, cats and even SWAT teams. As such, you’d likely do well to treat this puzzling murder simulator more like a game of Chess, planning several moves ahead, taking everything into account before that first slide. Only then will you successfully be able to slice, gut, smash and bash every last mortal on the screen. Ah, each victory also puts Jason one step closer to unlocking more weapons and special animations, allowing for even more brutal and/or unique killings in future levels.
One thing to keep in mind, however, is that while desktop and mobile versions of Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle are free-to-play, a portion of the story locked behind paid DLC, this upcoming Switch port will be a premium title, featuring the base game and all DLC… in one. Just in time for Halloween too!