Twitch has announced the next game to go free with its Prime scheme. Headlander, a Metroid-style game from Psychonauts and Brutal Legend developer Double Fine, is now free on PC for those who subscribe to Twitch Prime.
Twitch’s announcement blog did not state when the game would go back to its usual price of $20 / £15. Previous Twitch Prime free games have been free for as little as just a few days, so be sure to grab this one fast–check it out here. It’s free to anyone with a Twitch Prime membership, and that includes anyone who subscribes to Amazon Prime.
Headlander launched for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in July 2016. It’s a retro-futuristic side-scroller, and was met with a positive critical reception upon its release. In our review, critic Peter Brown awarded the game an 8/10.
“The 10 or so hours it takes to beat Headlander are packed with glimmering visual effects and great tunes that range from light-hearted lounge music to overbearing synth tracks,” he wrote. “It’s a weird and infectious world that feels like the perfect playground for Headlander’s quirky and engaging action. Minus one boss fight and an odd instance of major slow-down in a treacherous labyrinth filled with bouncing lasers, there’s rarely a bump in the road that proves significant enough to disrupt the joys of flying around as a head, decapitating robots, and taking over bodies against the game’s absurd and colorful backdrop.
“From its odd mechanics to its captivating presentation, Headlander’s parallels to Metroid bubble under the surface; it’s the game’s fresh qualities that grab your attention and make it one of the most delightful takes on the well-worn formula in years.” For more on the game, check out our full Headlander review.