Hoo boy do I love me some Slayaway Camp. For those unfamiliar, developer Blue Wizard Digital released the original Slayaway Camp way back in 2017, and at the risk of oversimplifying its greatness, it’s a block-sliding puzzler with a campy horror (and overtly gory) theme plastered over the top of it. But man, the campiness was just so spot on, like it’s a game that fully understood its ’70s and ’80s slasher flick inspirations, and the puzzling itself was world class. We gave the original game 5 stars in our review from way back then. Well Slayaway Camp got plenty of updates over the years, but as we found out a few weeks back, Blue Wizard has teamed up with Netflix for a full-blown sequel. That sequel, amusingly titled Slayaway Camp 2 Netflix & Kill, is now available for Netflix subscribers.
If you’re seeing this game series for the first time and thinking “Whoa, this would be perfect as an actual licensed Friday the 13th game!" then you are correct, and Blue Wizard actually went down that road in early 2018 with the fantastic Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle, but sadly the game was pulled this past January due to the inability to relicense the Friday the 13th IP, so unless you already own that one and have it downloaded it’s dust in the wind. However, this new sequel definitely softens that blow as it looks like this time around they are touching on all sorts of classic slasher flick stereotypes, and it looks like there’s a multitude of playable characters with different abilities and such to spice up the sliding and slashing gameplay. I am absurdly excited to fire this one up, so if you’re got a subscription there’s no better time to kick back with your mobile device to Netflix and kill.