Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.
Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.
Release Date: 10/02/2022, updated in 2022
Price: 50% off
Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Genres: Action, Platform (Collecting, Puzzle and Traversal)
Accessibility: 32 features
Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Pixels
Developer: Jo Gribbin (@JoGribbin)
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8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to work with the swinging mechanics but young children will enjoy that.
You can turn on Infinite Jumps to make traversal easier. You can turn on No Damage to make it impossible to die from enemies. However, you still need to progress through the level by making jumps and avoiding pits.
There are checkpoints every couple of minutes in the game. If you die you go back to the last checkpoint with what you had at that point. Falling in a pit doesn't send you all the way back to the previous checkpoint, but starts you back on the last safe piece of ground.
You can turn off layered backgrounds to minimise motion sickness and aid visibility. You can also opt for a single coloured background. Text is generally large and high contrast. There are a few numbers that are smaller and some descriptive text, but these aren't essential to read.
When you press a button to open a door you are provided a sound to indicate it opening and a visual arrow to lead you to it. Also, sound is generally directional in the game. When you are aiming the grapple, the targets are generous. So you only need to aim nearby to make the required contact. You get an audio confirmation when it attaches.
Holds aren't generally required, although you can hold to skip cutscenes and more quickly restart levels.
Planned for the next patch (tentatively late March 2022):
- Viewing controls during play.
- Full remapping keys, buttons and sticks.
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