Good day folks! Are you a fan of Peaky Blinders and puzzle games? Then this game may be for you, if not don’t worry because you’re probably still going to enjoy it….for the right price.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind uses clever time related top down gameplay combined with the infamous characters of one of the most exciting period dramas of the last 10 years and offers up a pretty enjoyable puzzle game, however it isn’t flawless.
The idea of the game is to play with each character in unison to get through the level by using them to get through doors, barriers, past guards etc. However you must control them at separate times but then rewind time to make them perform their actions at the same time….. makes sense? No, not really…..As an example a lot of doors take 2 people pressing separate switches at the same time, so you’d send Tommy off to press the switch then rewind time and take control of Arthur (for example) and then play as him to then go and press the other switch, whilst the Tommy you’ve just controlled is pressing his.
Everything is tracked on a time line at the bottom so you can ensure that your characters are working in unison. Obviously it’s not as simple as just going along and pressing switches, there will be obstacles in your way which each character can tackle with unique abilities. Ada can distract guards, Tommy can bribe people, Arthur can kick down doors and so on. Using each character’s abilities you must work together to get through the level using these abilities in as quick a time as possible. The game is quite clever in it’s use of time as you’ll find yourself constantly rewinding time to shave the minutes off to beat your overall score, ensuring you’re not wasn’t time walking down the wrong corridor or talking to the wrong person. Anyway if I’m still not making sense you can see my gameplay here:
IS IT A GOOD GAME THOUGH JAVIER!! Well I’ve honestly really enjoyed this game, it’s made me use my noggin and it took me a while to get my head around how to play it and how to best use the abilities to beat the levels as quickly as possible. However aside from the gameplay there are some downsides, the whole thing is only about 5 hours long and it’s gonna set you back £20. Also the Peaky Blinders branding is simply that, branding, the story is from season 1 or 2 (can’t remember) and you’ll get nothing new as a peaky fan. The cut scenes are just pictures with text and the story is pretty much what you’ve watched before! Like I say though the game itself is really enjoyable and I say fair play to them for whacking a famous branding on it to sell some extra copies! I highly recommend picking this up in a sale as you’ll get a few nights of great enjoyment out of it.
I give Peaky Blinders: Mastermind a:
You can also watch my flash review for this game here: