Pikuniku Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.


Pikuniku is an adventure where you play a red creature, Piku, on a mission to harvest the colourful world's resources. You interact with different objects to trigger switches and open doors. You can also lasso your legs to swing from hooks or curl into a ball and roll to get to new areas faster.

As you progress you find villages where you can buy items to wear. Touted as a "delightful dystopian adventure, about making people happy" it's all a little bizarre, but good intriguing fun. But more than this, it's the sense of other-worldliness and visual narrative that makes this stand out from other games for kids.

The theme of helping the people you meet continues throughout the game and extends to the co-operative mode where you need to work together to win.



Release Date: 24/01/2019

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation.



Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. There's a cooperative mode with 9 levels, where both players must cooperate to negotiate themselves to a boat at the end of the level. There's also a competitive split screen race mode where you can set traps and trip up the other player.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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This game has been rated PEGI 3+.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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