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Posted: 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Islets is a running and jumping game about a small mouse exploring a sky kingdom to reunite a fragmented world. You play be defeating enemies in each area to gain powers that let you delve further into the world. It's like other Metroid-style games with a large interconnected map, but here the focus is on the quirky cast of Studio-Ghibli-inspired characters and fair fights rather the super hard sci-fi enemies.

As Iko you adventure through the beautiful hand-painted islands slowly finding letters from the characters you meet. Hopping from island to island on your airship lets you work to reignite each location's magnetic core to expand the world with new places to explore as the separate island maps are joined together. Over the course of the game you scour every nook and cranny in order to collect as many upgrades as possible to be ready for the increasingly challenging enemies.

All this is a nice twist on Metroidvania games, but here not everyone you meet is as they seem. There's a tour guide with some rather weird vibes. There's a pretentious warrior classmate. There's a suspiciously friendly frog. Figuring out who is helpful and who is less so is all part of the fun.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/08/2022

Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Traversal (Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Puzzle)

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Kyle Thompson Dev (@KyleThompsonDev)



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Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to cope with not being able to get to parts of the map at the beginning. Fights are fair but do tend towards dodging hundreds of bullets at the same time which (although fair) can be really hard for younger players.


Islets usually costs £14.99 to £16.75.


XBox Store Xbox One £14.99
Steam Store PC £16.75
Switch Store Switch £16.75
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


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

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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