9 Monkeys of Shaolin Indie gameplay review

Hello friends and gamers,

Another indie game has been conquered! This time in the form of sacred art: one thousand lotus palm strike! Just kidding, but I did become a warrior monk for a solid few hours. 9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a side-scrolling action beat-em up game stylizing bo staff martial arts. The game follows fishermen Wei Cheng as he seeks vengeance against Wokou (Japanese) pirates who have raided his village and murdered his grandfather. Join the Game Gush Gamer (that’s me) and let’s review a few gameplay details about 9 Monkeys of Shaolin!

9 Monkeys of Shaolin Indie gameplay review

Youtube No Commentary Playthrough

Since 9 Monkeys of Shaolin is so short, I conceded a Game Gush Review video and instead will be uploading the gameplay playthrough. For anyone interested in my journey, part 1 is uploaded and available on YouTube now. No commentary playthrough so you won’t be bothered by my voice or reactions! My schedule is to release a video each day throughout the week. I would love nothing more than to post all the parts at once, but my internet is trash! It takes HOURS to upload just 15 minutes of footage on YouTube. Maybe one day I’ll live in an area with faster speeds. Drop a like, a comment, and subscribe to the YouTube channel!

9 Monkeys of Shaolin Indie Game

In the quest for vengeance, learn what it truly means to be a Shaolin monk warrior. Master the art of the bo staff. Strike fear into pirates, fierce samurai, and even deadly spirits. Collect boss masks to change your appearance. Find secrets that unlock special gameplay options. Level up all attacks and skills with easy-to-follow skill trees. And lastly, embrace the monk-ism with a friend in co-op play!

Combat & Level Design 5★

What I really loved about 9 Monkeys to Shaolin was the freeflow combat and environment. The intensity of a brawl was always active because multiple enemies would attack at the same time. They weren’t just standing there like stuntmen waiting for their cue to be dropkicked. A lot of hard work was put into the level design too. Lightning storms, fire traps, bamboo snipers—there were a lot of obstacles, but they all fit into the environment so well. Nothing felt out of place for the time period. 9 Monkeys of Shaolin is just really enjoyable at a basic fun level!

Average 2 Hour Completion – 9 Monkeys of Shaolin

Although I really liked 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, an avid gamer such as myself beat every mission (main story and side quest) in only 2 hours! I racked up almost 6 hours playtime though because I was working on the achievements. However, the achievements are bugged. When I was on a random mission in my hardcore playthrough, an achievement popped for beating the game without dying. Only issue is that I was not even in chapter 5 yet. Then when I beat the game on hardcore mode, the achievement for doing that didn’t pop either. So, I don’t know, Xbox achievements are a little messed up for 9 Monkeys to Shaolin, I guess.

What About You?

Anyway, thanks for tuning in to my blog update! I’m working on Grim Dawn, Sniper Elite 5, Guardians of the Galaxy, and other video games. You never know what I might post about next! And now we end with what about you? Tell me about beat-em up or Kung Fu style games that you really enjoy! Thanks again, friends and gamers, I’ll see you soon.

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