Duo Princess – Beat ’em up? More like, cast and watch!

duo princess

…and somehow,a pumpkin is involved.I DON’T KNOW!I haven’t played the original game “Threads of Fate”,also known as “Threads of Fate”,”Dewprism” and also as “Threads of Fate”.I don’t know much about the characters and the original story,but hey! – That is something to look forward to in the future I guess…

So “Duo Princess” is a pretty old Doujin game based on “Threads of Fate”.You play as Mint or Maya and you get to beat various mobs and bosses throughout few stages.Each character has her own style of playing,with Mint being more tanky and direct approaching,while Maya relies on ranged attacks and…

Well,regarding the spells that the game will grant you through the whole playthrough via scrolls,their effectiveness goes something like that – The First scroll grants you a good spell for both characters,if not “A-must-have” for Maya to be able to deal with the mobs and bosses in the later stages.Every other spell that you get after that is pretty much useless,due to its cast time,range or damage input.Except maybe for the fire-based-whole-screen-barrage spell for Mint,which is pretty much as effective and important as Maya’s first additional spell that I just mentioned.Then you get the last scroll,which grants the exact same spell for both characters that pretty much destroys everything on the screen,turning the endgame into a “Run and cast” situation.

For a title from 2003, the graphics in the game are quite alright.The CGs in the game are pretty neat as well.The music is fine too I guess… Although,the desert stage is a master of sending the player to Dream Land.Both the music and the layout… Then again,I don’t really remember ever playing a game with a desert stage that would do otherwise.Deserts… they are not too fruitful and exciting in terms of information that would keep out attention and conscious ticking for too long…

Duo Princess DONE!

The variety of enemies and bosses is quite decent,but it tends to quickly lean towards the “recoloring sprites” formula.There is also a boss rush towards the end game,but it feels really pointless,given the fact that the game gives you the scroll of “Let’s make sure you won’t have trouble finishing this game…”

There is also a 2 Player co-op mode!Grab a friend and have some fun!This is a good pick for those who seek some co-op videogame action,when “Goof Troop” can’t cut it anymore!Steal all the scrolls for yourself and watch your friend struggle against the masses of generic mobs!This is probably the jerkiest thing you can do in this game.That and maybe stop in your tracks when your friend is trying to jump over a pit,so the screen can freeze,making his/her character fall to her doom.I have no idea why I’m giving advices like that…

BE NICE TO EACH OTHER,JUST LIKE HOW MINT AND MAYA ARE!

P.S. I learned what the pumpkin is all about…

NEVERMIND,go back to playing “Goof Troop”…

My score for this game is a solid 6.4 out of 10.It’s pretty looking,fun and simple to play,but it lacks a good replay value and it’s on the easy side of difficulty.

…and I like Maya more than Mint.That’s related to how good the game is somehow…