Escape now! Grab 5 fingers and get to the pub! Cogs & Marvel released Banshees: The Game, an homage to the multi-Oscar nominated movie. This collect-and-run escapade boasts a nostalgic late 80s gaming vibe. Now you can experience the chills and spills of Irish cultural repression in pixelated 8-bit glory.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a dark and atmospheric world with Banshees: The Game! With Martin McDonagh’s movie, The Banshees of Inisherin, making history as the most nominated Irish film at the Oscars, it’s the perfect time to experience this gripping piece of storytelling. Let’s dive in for a quick review.
This collect-and-escape adventure in which you play as Colm Doherty, Brendan Gleeson’s soulfully misanthropic character whose refusal to stay friends with Pádraic (played by Colin Farrell) serves as the film’s primary conflict. With each level, a new antagonist joins the chase as Colm makes his way to the pub for a quiet pint.
But it’s not an easy journey. On your way to the pub through the rocky roads, you must elude your former best friend, dodge the local gobshite and avoid the annoying neighbour. To top it all off, you must collect your severed five bloody fingers along the way.
An amusing aspect thus far is that when Colm is caught by one of his enemies, his final words are “I don’t fancy you anymore.” It’s likely that at some point in the game, Colm will have to confront Pádraic’s cherished donkey, the unforgettable Jenny.
Banshees: The Game is a celebration of Ireland’s most notable cinematic export of recent years. It’s a wild and wacky piece by Cogs & Marvel, showing how far you can stretch the boundaries of storytelling. Tap to experience an unexpected and totally unique take on a classic tale.
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