Daniel Mai

1001 Spikes

You are dead

“You are dead”: Three words that I’ve been seeing a lot in the past couple of days. They’re from a game called 1001 Spikes, a difficult game with brilliant level design that I can’t seem to put down once I start it up. The pacing seems just right, in the same way that Super Meat Boy nailed it.

As I played the really hard levels the game has to offer, it reminds me that as long as I perservere through the unknown and learn from the many mistakes that I’m bound to make, I will succeed. If I don’t try, then I won’t get anywhere, so it’s best to keep on trying, even though I may fall into some spikes every now and then. No pain, no gain, as the saying goes.

If you’re in for a challenge, I highly recommend it.