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HackyZack Review

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Posted: 9 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Hack Zack is a running and jumping game where you also have to hit a ball through the level to win. Because the game simulates real physics this can be quite a challenge. It's an unusual game that requires planning as well as careful execution.

The 100 levels start quite easy but soon ramp up the challenge. There are stickers to collect along the way to unlock optional time-trial challenge levels as well as extra playable characters. You can play modes where you are collecting all the coins with the ball, or getting the ball to the exit. Different balls have different qualities that can help you progress, like extra-bounced and slo-motion.

It's a game where you need to embrace the frustration. But when you master the mechanics and complete a level it's very satisfying.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 23/08/2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Platform, Puzzle, Simulation and Sports

Developer: @SpaceboyGames


Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete. Will take longer to collect all the hidden items.
Players: You can play this with 2 players online. On the Switch you can take on Hacky Zack with a friend.


HackyZack usually costs £7.99 to £8.99.


PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99
Switch Store Switch £8.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our HackyZack Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SpaceboyGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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