ElecHead (2021) is a running and jumping puzzle game where you control a character who is a source of electricity. With this power, you activate the platforms you need to progress in unusual and puzzling ways. It introduces unique scenarios where you need to carefully consider where you need to be and what you want to power. It's a unique twist that combines intuitive, simple controls and short varied level design to make ElecHead stand out.
You progress through the levels by running and jumping over chasms, activating levers to make new areas accessible and dodging deadly obstacles. Unusually, when you stand on platforms you charge them with electricity to extend them and open new ways to traverse the level. But when you jump off a platform, it retracts back to its original size. At the same time, you need to take care about connecting platforms to dangerous obstacles that will kill you if electrified, meaning you have to be sure that what you are about to touch is safe.
It's a unique and brain-stretching puzzle that is further extended because you can throw your head, the source of your power, onto impossible-to-reach platforms to make them expand. Here though, you only have 10 seconds before your body explodes without its head and you have to start the level again.
This unique set of gameplay mechanics, as well as its cleverly designed levels, offer a fast-paced and balanced challenge.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall
, first checked ElecHead 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 6 months ago.