In addition to this, there are also some original combat mechanics that spice things up in Skul: The Hero Slayer, the most distinctive being Skul’s ability to swap his own head with other skulls you find along the way. Each skull you find gives your different powers and abilities, and you can use up to two skulls at a time. You can find skulls after defeating particularly tricky enemies, or alternatively, you can buy them from an in-game merchant. The game comes with dozens of different skull combinations to try out, making the game’s combat more varied and exciting. While some skulls may inflict poison on enemies, for example, others allow you to steal gold or use a giant mace to do more damage in a fight. However, most of the time there is a trade-off: one skull may provide a weapon that allows you to damage enemies more heavily, for example, but it’ll come with a movement penalty. Another skull may allow you to dash between enemies quickly, but your armour defence stats will be drastically reduced.
Needless to say, the degree of variety and replayability that the skull mechanic adds to the game is phenomenal, and it’s easy to while away the hours with different abilities and power-ups. Skul: The Hero Slayer’s battles are fast-paced and thrilling, and the game effortlessly delivers old-school hack-and-slash fun with a unique combat twist. If you’re a fan of rogue-lites and don’t mind dying many, many times over, Skul: The Hero Slayer is sure to draw you in, one run at a time.