Starting from the very first loading screen, Scarlet Stranger is a real joy to play. Here's a quick peek at what you're facing today.
Naturally you can turn off the map at any time, We just wanted you to see the size of the castle first. Here's a better shot of your character.
You're the Scarlet Stranger, infiltrating the mysterious Chameleon Castle to save a lady fair. You can chop things with your Trusted Blade and defend yourself with your shield. You've got a magic ring and the very first person you meet runs a shop where you can buy and sell gems to get cooler stuff. If you've ever played a video game in your life, you already know what this is all about.
The tricky part, naturally, is in the execution. Some monsters you can kill with one blow, others are much tougher. Your shield buys you time, but if you're defending, you can't stab. If you take your gems and wood and stone and whatever back to a shop, you can slowly craft them into something cool, but hunting them up takes time. As you can see from the counter at the bottom, in an hour the castle's gonna change. If you haven't won by then, you'll have to learn the new path… and that's how they trap ya. To DEATH.
We didn't exactly finish the game, but we're not giving up. Scarlet Stranger lets you save your game to your computer or the cloud so you're perfectly able to come back to it and try again later. Which is good, because this thing is gonna take a while to solve. If only we had a long weekend coming up...
Give Scarlet Stranger a shot, see how far you can get, then let us know about your game in the comments. Will YOU uncover the secret of the castle?