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You're Pulleying My Leg Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: Ben Kendall and @GeekDadGamer.


You're Pulleying My Leg is a running around puzzle game where you move mirrors to reflect a beam of light down into a mine, destroying blocks and letting you reach the secret within. While it sounds simple, it requires a great deal of persistence, patience and determination as the solution is not as simple as it first appears.

You start at the entrance to a deep mine, and must move the angled mirrors to guide a beam of sunlight down into the mine. You use a series of pulleys and lifts to move them vertically, and push them horizontally. If the beam of sunlight hits one of the squares that blocks your path, it is destroyed, allowing you to access new areas or unlocking alternate pathways that allow you to push mirrors in new directions.

While it's a simple concept, and indeed is straightforward to understand, the solution to the puzzle is far more opaque; often one approach seems like it's working, only for it to suddenly leave you stuck halfway through with no recourse but to restart. This leads to a unique iterative gameplay process, where in each new attempt you learn from the past and do things differently, each time getting steadily closer to the end.

It's a unique game that challenges you to solve its difficult puzzle by a process of trial and improvement, as you gradually come to understand the simple mechanics and the clever ways you can use them better with each subsequent attempt.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 28/04/2014

Price: Free

Platforms: Web

Genres: Brain Game, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: Draknek (@Draknek)

Players: 1




Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 1 hour to complete. It's quite a complicated game to get started in, and will often require lots of experimentation and restarting to beat, which can increase the playtime.

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.


You're Pulleying My Leg

Web Free
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You can play for free on the You're Pulleying My Leg web page.


Our You're Pulleying My Leg Accessibility Report documents 21 accessibility features:
You can undo as many moves as you want at any time, and you can also restart if you want. Because every in-game event happens because of your actions, there are no time pressures of any sort. You only need to press one button at a time.

While it is a web browser game, you need to use a keyboard to play, so it won't work on a phone or tablet unless an external keyboard is connected.

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