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Flipper Volcano (Sokpop) Review
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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: Andrea Walney and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Flipper Volcano is a pinball game where you play a ghost trying to escape a volcano with rising lava. It's an unusual take on traditional pinball where the idea is not to score points but rise up through the volcano by passing your ghost up through each section using flippers and bumpers.

You only have one ball in this pinball game, which is your ghost character, and therefore only one life. If you fail to flip the ghost when it gets to the bottom of the level it falls into the lava and you have to start again.

The lava rises up gradually as you play so if you spend too much time on a single section the lava could catch up with you. The levels are procedurally generated so the game is different each time you play. If you manage to escape the volcano you unlock an endless mode. There is also a store which has different ghost characters to unlock, with tokens you win by playing, that have special abilities.

It's a simple game, with simple graphics and only 3 buttons as controls. With only one life however, it can be difficult to progress, and it requires really good reflexes to do well.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 31/08/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: Sock Pop Co (@SockPopCo)

Players: 1

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 hours to complete. It is possible to escape the volcano within 8 minutes or so. Completing the game with every unlocked ghost will take approximately 1 hour.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Does not contain violence such as fighting or gunplay. The ghost can fall in the lava which ends the level but this is not violently depicted.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Requires quick reflexes and patience and the ability to cope with failure.

CostsCosts

You can purchase the Sokpop games in different ways:

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Flipper Volcano Accessibility Report documents 11 accessibility features:
There are no tutorials, instructions or practice areas.

There is no control map available during the game or before, and you cannot remap the controls.

There are 20 resolutions settings available from the setting menu.

All audio is controlled with an on/off setting. No option to separate music and sound effects.

Motion blur can be turned on or off.

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