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Video GameYardlings (Sokpop) Review
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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 10 days ago.

Author: Andrea Walney, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Yardlings is a strategy fighting game where you are a team of vegetables. Your task is to dominate the play area with your troops. It's a cartoony, vegetable twist on classic real-time strategy games like Command and Conquer or Halo Wars.

In Yardlings you command a vegetable team, and the idea is to create more of your vegetables to dominate the field, and/or attack your opponent vegetables and capture their home. The battle area contains flowers and plants that you can capture by attacking them, and they, once captured, create troops for you. Capture enough flowers and you win.

You can also attack vegetables from other teams to advance on their home base. Unlike other games of this genre you are a character in the field of play rather than a god-like cursor directing troops, which makes it a little more difficult as you can only direct units you are close to.

The game has a campaign mode and a battle mode where you can have multiple computer controlled foes. You can also play this as a local multiplayer with up to 4 players in a free-for-all or 2-versus-2 Cooperative Battle.

The game has a hand-drawn aesthetic, and a retro gaming feel. The simple premise gets harder with every level of the campaign, and requires strategic thinking more than brute strength. A good starting point for children wishing to play battle simulation games.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Release Date: 04/05/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Fighting and Strategy

Accessibility: 13 features

Developer: Sok Pop Co (@SokPopCo)

Players: 1-4

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 1 hour to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

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

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Game is based on battle tactics but the opponents are vegetables and there are no guns or blood involved.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although you do need some forward thinking and quick planning, even very young children will enjoy the silly challenge. Playing with or agains parents is also a nice way to play.

CostsCosts

You can purchase the Sokpop games in different ways:

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