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Drink More Glurp Review

Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Drink More Glurp is a wacky sports game where you take turns to play athletic challenges. The twist is that you have to control your over-long arms with a separate joystick and your body is a wheel you can roll along on if you lift your arms right up. You can move and grab with each arm using a button and stick for each.

It's a mix of simplicity and complexity that becomes actually quite intuitive to use as you get used to it. Still, you do have to wrestle with the real world physics. Executing the right move takes both precision and timing.

Run, jump, throw and compete with up to 20 people in the Party Mode or aim to score on the online leaderboards in Challenge Mode. Each time you play the activities and your abilities change depending on the sponsor. This might add low gravity or super-strength throughout. Or maybe sticky arms or exploding fists.

The funny physics and enjoyment of watching other people grapple with the controls makes this a great game to play together. Also, because it's turn-taking there's none of the usual pressure to perform at the same time as each other.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 06/08/2020

Platforms: PC and Switch

Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: Catastrophic OL (@Catastrophic_OL)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. Depending on how many players are competing.
 
Players: You can play with 20 players in the same room and up to 1 player online. Take turns with up to 20 people locally, or compete in online leaderboards. Players can drop in and drop out at any time and you only need one controller.

CostsCosts

Drink More Glurp usually costs £7.99.
 

Drink More Glurp

Switch Store Switch £7.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3+.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

AccessibilityAccessibility

It's an intentionally difficult game, although some of the sponsor's effects can help mitigate this. You can only remap controls on the PC.
 
Our Drink More Glurp Accessibility Report documents 9 accessibility features:

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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