Spy Chameleon (XB1) Review

Ken McKown

The color of fun.

Spy Chameleon is a game that can be summed up in one sentence. It is a stealth game featuring a chameleon who can change colors to better shield himself from view. There really isn’t much else to it, but developer Unfinished Pixel has taken that simple concept and made an extremely addictive title for the Xbox One, that is more fun than it should be. Especially at $5.

Our stealthy friend trots through cleverly designed levels from an overhead perspective. Spots on the floor are marked with four different colors, and enemies vision cones are clearly visible. The concept is simple: get from point A to point B without being seen. Along the way there are flies to collect, times to beat, and plenty of replay with the game’s hard mode. The colors are brilliantly represented by the colors of the buttons on the Xbox One controller, making it muscle memory more than anything else.

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MSRP: $4.99
Platforms: XB1, Wii U, PC
Price I’d Pay: $4.99

The levels are quick, designed to be played over and over again to best the leaderboards. Seeing just how fast I could get from one end of the level to the next was addicting. Beating my friends times, even more satisfying. It is a game that stands on one simple concept, and perfects it.

The visuals are simple and clean, making the pinpoint actions required much easier to accomplish. The soundtrack is also great, mixing a wide variety of genres, while still retaining that spy feeling. The game reminds me of Undercover Gecko, but in a good way.

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Spy Chameleon is simple and easy to recommend to players. What it does, it does well, and the price point is spot on. There isn’t much to the game, but there is plenty to keep me coming back. Earning better times is fun, and competing with friends is a blast. This is the perfect solution to one of those “I have no idea what to play tonight” moods. Snag it for $5 and thank me later.

Review copy of game provided by publisher.

Good

  • Simple and fun
  • Addictive game play
  • Great price point

Bad

  • There really is nothing else to it
7

Good

Ken McKown
Ken is the Editor-in-Chief of this hole in the wall and he loves to troll for the fun of it. He also enjoys long walks through Arkham Asylum and the cool air of Shadow Moses Island. His turn-ons include Mortal Kombat, Metal Gear Solid and StarCraft.
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