“Surfing on sharkboards in the desert? Check. Having a punch-on with sickly coloured, tuba-playing apparitions? Double check. You’d be forgiven for thinking a game like Super Daryl Deluxe is something born from another dimension. Technically, it is.”
Hopelessly awkward Daryl Whitelaw attends multidimensional Water Falls High School, where classrooms become portals to alternate worlds and the principal is a figure shrouded in mystery. It’s up to our underdog hero to figure out why monsters are prowling the halls of his school and send them packing.
With the aid of a self-help book, Daryl can learn more than 45 supernatural abilities, from shooting rubber duck arrows to swinging rhinoceros hammers. The game’s 15-hour campaign is accompanied by side quests that can increase Daryl’s social standing, help him acquire passive abilities, or craft ammunition.
Super Daryl Deluxe will be available on PC and PlayStation 4 in Spring 2018.