Are you impatient? Easily frustrated? 1001 Spikes is not for you. An uncompromisingly difficult throwback to 8-bit platformers, 1001 Spikes looks like an NES game and feels like being repeatedly kicked in the teeth. As Indiana Jones-alike Aban Hawkins, you’ve got 1,001 lives to spend delving through an ancient, trap-filled temple – and you’ll likely need every last one of them (and more) if you plan to make it to the end. It’s a trip worth taking, as the retro aesthetic hides a huge assortment of inventive challenges made more fun and interesting by the precision it takes to overcome them – but it’s a brutal one.