A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
A pair of spirits -- an angel and a devil -- float above Ray's shoulders and spew out a variety of liquids, including vomit (which appears as orange goop) and slime (green goop). Players can coat enemies and the environment with these yucky fluids.
Positive Role Models
Ray tries to do the right thing, be a worthy successor to the throne, but angel, devil spirits keep him from being a great role model.
Ease of Play
Simple controls, easy to learn.
Violence & Scariness
Players attack non-human enemies by either spraying them with a small arsenal of fluids (which includes water, vomit, and slime) or hitting them with Ray's little sword. There's no blood or gore; enemies simply disappear when defeated.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is an adventure game designed for kids that features a pair of spirits -- an angel and a devil -- who spew various liquids from their mouths, including water, slime (green goop), and vomit (orange goop). The game is light-hearted, and the spraying mechanic is clearly intended to tickle the funny bones of youngsters whose sense of humor cues to burp and fart jokes. Violence involves attacking non-human enemies with both spewed liquids and the protagonist's sword. There is no blood or gore, and enemies simply disappear when defeated.
Is It Any Good?
The vomiting mechanic, crass as it may be, is undeniably SPRay's primary attraction, and it actually enables some fairly clever play scenarios. For example, the antimatter that covers much of the kingdom is toxic, and the only way players can walk overtop of it is to either clean it away with water or cover it with another of the materials emitted by their angel and devil helpers. Plus, there are lots of simple but engaging puzzles that can only be solved via the spraying ability, such as one in which players must use vomit to blot out a series of eyes engraved on the floor to open a cage door. And some of the enemies we fight -- such as a large, flaming golem -- must be doused with a particular liquid before they can be safely attacked with Ray's sword.
However, clever spraying system aside, the game often feels as though it's been carelessly cobbled together. There are several grammatical errors and typos in the text dialogue, and it's not always clear how certain tasks are supposed to be undertaken. What's more, players are forced to do a little too much backtracking through previously explored areas as they head out on new missions. This adds length, but also dampens the sense of excitement players derive from exploring fresh, new environments. SPRay is a moderately fun game, but it would have benefited from a little more care and content.
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