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Pitfall Planet Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: Ben Kendall and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Pitfall Planet is a cooperative puzzle game that forces you to think outside the box as you collect gold, fight enemies and escape levels. If features challenging levels that
Teamwork is central as you grapple, throw and create pathways together. It's a simple but deeply involving game.

Stranded on an alien planet after your ship crashes, you and the other player must explore and collect gold to summon an elevator to the next level. Along the way, you can find hidden and mysterious diary fragments from someone called Kate that begin to tell a larger story.

As well as running around the levels, you can throw the other player across gaps, allowing you to reach more areas. You can also grapple the person behind you across if you're the one ahead. To advance to the next level, you must collect all the gold.

It's a fun experience that connects people of different ages and levels of experience with its novel and easy to understand gameplay, intriguing backstory that can be discovered.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9-12 year-olds

Release Date: 02/05/2016, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Genres: Adventure, Platform, Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Adam Gryu (@AdamGryu)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Single-player and online multiplayer modes aren't supported, so you'll need to play with a friend. You can use one Joy-Con half each.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

9-12 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The text throughout is large and high contrast, and you can zoom in if you want the gameplay to be larger.

On the Switch version, you can play with the Joy-Cons either horizontal or vertical, and each mode has a separate control scheme.

You can enable a warning that alerts you if you get too close to the edge.

While the actual game doesn't require sound, you'll need to communicate with the other player in some form in many locations, and sometimes when your attention is on the game itself.
 
Our Pitfall Planet Accessibility Report documents 18 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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