Stranger Things is coming back on October 27th, and as if people weren’t amped up enough, Netflix has released “Stranger Things: The Game.” Stranger Things is a Netflix original show with sci-fi and horror elements, as well as strong pop culture nostalgia. The show is set in 1980s Indiana and centers on strange occurrences during the search for a missing boy. The show became a huge hit, forming an enormous fanbase and receiving critical praise, including quite a few Emmy nominations. The second season is coming soon, and it’s been confirmed there will be a third season, the announcement coming before season two is even released. Stranger Things is certainly popular, so it only makes sense to play off of the show’s strong nostalgia and release a video game.
The game was just released this week, and it’s free to play on mobile devices. The game is available through the App Store from Apple and through Google Play for Android. It’s from Netflix and BonusXP, Inc., and it’s a retro game for teens and adults who are fans of the show. The action adventure game lets you explore the Indiana town the show is set in, visiting familiar areas and places you may not have seen before. The game also features puzzles, and it incorporates characteristics and abilities from the characters seen in the show. The 16-bit graphics and old-school music and sounds will make anyone who’s played 80s video games, either in the 80s or maybe more recently in an arcade, feel like it’s a blast from the past. The trailer for the game features fighting, a car chase, and creepy creatures. “Stranger Things: The Game” has two different difficult levels—Normal and Classic—and an important aspect of the game is collecting different items, including Eggos. Collecting items could unlock special content, and there’s even the possibility that players could unlock special content from the upcoming second season.
The game has excited a lot of people and is already receiving good reviews; it’s rated 4.9 out of 5 stars on Google Play and 4.8 out of 5 in the App Store. If you want to see what all the fuss is about and join the fun before the second season premieres, check out “Stranger Things: The Game” in Google Play or the App Store.
(Featured image: Google Play)