_Chakan_ is a somewhat unorthodox platform game with its mix of relentless
difficulty, spell crafting and dark themes. In the game you’re controlling
Chakan whose been cursed to not die. In order for him to rest in peace, he’ll
have to go through many levels of hack and slash platforming. The ultimate
goal is defeat all the primary realms and achieve inner-peace.
Through your travels you have to defeat bosses in each of the four realms of
air, water, fire and earth to proceed and acquire weapons that’ll help you on
progress in other realms. Chakan can acquire the mallet, scythe, grappling
hook and axe along with his standard swords and depending on what weapons is
equipped, different abilities are unlocked. Some weapons allows for double
jumping for instance, while others can tear down walls.
Furthermore, the player is able to collect potions that can be used in
alchemy. By pressing “Start” at any time, one can create various spells that
enhance the character like higher jumping, putting fire on your blades or even
invisibility. Some levels actually requires you to use specific spells to
progress, forcing you to think outside the borders of a normal platform game.
On top of all this, there’s an imposed time limit on each level.