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Tux and Fanny Review

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Posted: 11 days ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Tux and Fanny is a retro adventure game about a two friends who want to play football, but discover their ball has a puncture. The simple set-up, like the pixilated graphics, hide a complex and intriguing journey. You set off to help them inflate their ball, but are soon knee deep in a child-like adventure as strange, varied and weird as children's imaginations often are.

Play is wide ranging but most often you are tinkering around in the world a bit like a point-and-click adventure. You can adjust the ariel on the TV for a better picture. Or maybe play the piano, or a WarioWare style mini game. You can head outside and hunt for bugs and birds. You do this as the main two characters, or if you prefer take on the persona of a bird-eating cat or prophesying flea.

It's a game that opens up more possibilities the more you explore. Every item you find goes straight into your inventory in case it comes in handy later. You can combine items to achieve a range of helpful things.

"When you take a closer look, everything is an adventure," say the developers. They have created a unique game that stands out not just because it looks unusual and plays strangely, but because it creates a sense of intrigue in the player. It's a game that invites investigation and poking-around-in unlike many others we've played.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 09/09/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Genres: Adventure, Open World and Point-and-Click

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Ghost Time Games (@GhostTimeGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 8 hours to complete. When you complete the game there's a strategy guide on the bookshelf that provides advice on what you might have missed that extends the duration considerably.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The core story of the game is very casually paced to be accessible to a much wider range of players, while some of the optional mini-games and side quests may be significantly more demanding. Also, the game offers hits every minute or so, which you can also access via the hint button.

Players should be able to experience the full story without encountering any fail states.

Reaction time is pretty light although you do need to time responses for the WarioWare style boss battle and the fishing minigame. Similarly the only point to lose progress or be under pressure are the minigame sections. A few of the 25 minigames requires a button hold or rapid pressing, but you can still complete the game if you fail these.

Required controls are always on the screen for you.
 
Our Tux and Fanny Accessibility Report documents 16 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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