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Adventures of Pip

 

 

SCORE: 74

Adventures of Pip 

 

Adventures of Pip shows what creativity is out there in the modern day indie retro video game movement. Players start as a block. Think of yourself as a giant pixel. Then you morph into a hero who can wall climb, and punch. Finally you morph into a hero with a sword. As you can probably imagine certain skills are needed to get past certain obstacles in this downloadable only video game.

Family Friendly Gaming was provided Adventures of Pip on the Wii U about a week before it officially launched. This is a longer video game that fits the Wii U nicely. I see no reason why Adventures of Pip can't be ported over to the Xbox One and/or Playstation 4. Adventures of Pip might even work just fine on the Playstation Vita. I know it will also be releasing on the PC (via Steam).

A couple of things families will want to know about Adventures of Pip is the highly divisive word evolution is used. I do not believe Tic Toc Games is trying to promote the religious belief of evolution. They just picked a really poor word to describe the characters morphing abilities. The second thing families will want to know is there is at least one ghost character in Adventures of Pip.

The music in Adventures of Pip is really nice. It reminds me of music from other franchises but nothing I can place. The graphics are definitely retro. There are many pixel related puns in Adventures of Pip. There are many levels for families to work their way through. Money can be acquired from treasure chests and from defeating certain enemies. Save up for nice improvements back at the original town.

There is a really cool feature in Adventures of Pip. We save villagers. Certain villagers will repair buildings and offer services in the original town. There are three villagers hidden in each of the levels of Adventures of Pip. Expect a challenge from the bosses in Adventures of Pip. It will take some practice to beat them. Possibly even saving up to purchase improvements.

Adventures of Pip is a good solid retro title released in the modern day. Adventures of Pip shows some interesting ideas. Expect to drop from the hero with the sword to the hero, and sometimes down to the block. Then find the right enemies to grow back. Certain areas in Adventures of Pip need the player to be in a certain form to progress forward. There are often visual clues as where hidden items, characters, and chests are.
- WMG

 

Graphics: 60%
Sound: 80%
Replay/Extras: 80%
Gameplay: 80%
Family Friendly Factor: 70%

System: PC/Wii U(tested)
Publisher: Tic Toc Games
Developer: Tic Toc Games
Rating: ‘E10+’ - Everyone TEN and OLDER ONLY
{Fantasy Violence}
Company provided product
Value/Cost of the review is greater than value/cost of provided product

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