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Video GameN Plus Plus (Series) Review
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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: Andrea Walney and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

N++ (N Plus Plus) is a physics based jumping puzzle game. You run and jump around each level to collect gold tokens while avoiding hazards and unlock the door. It's unique because the simple visuals let you focus on accurate control, fast reflexes and quick planning. Your tiny character can make wild jumps but you'll get trapped, exploded or lasered to death if you are not in the right place at the right time.

N stands for Ninja and this is the third and final game in a trilogy of running and jumping puzzle games (the others being N and N+) each one bigger and with more features than the previous game. Each level in N++ has a fixed camera view of a uniquely shaped room which contains collectable gold, exploding bombs, lasers and other hazards, as well as a switch that opens the only exit. You make huge jumps which carry you long distances due to momentum.

You get 5 levels to complete in 90 seconds before you can move on to the next set. There are 4340 levels in the game (this is open to expansion), some more devious than others. Collecting gold extends your time, or you can choose to go straight for the switch and the exit. In this respect you can choose your own personal aim for the game - speed or full completion of the level. You can play solo or with friends in co-operative mode or adversarial mode. There is also a level creator for you to make and play community made levels.

The game is simple to understand, with simple graphics, but the gameplay is devious and some levels may take a long time to master, and with the amount of levels available it should keep you busy for a very long time.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/08/2016, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Developer: Metanet Software (@MetanetSoftware)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 40 hours and 90 hours to complete. Full completion of the game, collecting all gold is estimated to take 1000 hours.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. It features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context and contains violence against humans that is not shown but is implied. N++ is all about using your momentum to complete levels and get high scores, but in this sci-fi world, there’s a slew of inadvertently homicidal enemy robots trying to prevent you from completing your goal. Features violence towards tiny stickmen who explode pretty violently upon death.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Rating

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

CostsCosts

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

AccessibilityAccessibility


There are options to change the colour palette of the game which may improve or reduce visibility, however the colour choices are unlocked during play so combinations that may be suitable to improve visibility for certain eye conditions may not be available from the outset.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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