Lovely platformer Pikuniku, which our John was gushing about solely the opposite day, immediately launched for all of us to take pleasure in. Which is nice, as a result of it’s good. Great legs on this lad too. A cracking kick. “Oh gosh, this is lovely,” is our John mentioned in his Pikuniku review, and what I keep in mind of enjoying an early model yonks once more traces up with that. Though I don’t keep in mind a dance-off in opposition to a robotic.
“It’s silly yet brilliantly implemented, funny without being zany, cute without being cloying, and it all moves along at a splendid zip,” is Wot John Thinks. “One moment you’re traditionally platforming your way up into the clouds to find coins, the next you’re plotting the downfall of a corporation with a rag-tag group of rebellious leaves in their underground metro station, and after that you’re taking part in a completely one-off Dance Dance Revolution-style dance off with an arrogant robot.”
Usually I simply inform hoity-toity robots that their mom was a snowblower; I suppose that is extra civil.
Pikuniku is out now for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It prices £10.29/€13.99/$13.99 on Steam, Itch, and GOG – and free right now for Twitch/Amazon Prime subscribers. (And it’s on one thing referred to as a ‘Switch’?) Pikuniku made by Sectordub (Rémi Forcadell, Arnaud De Bock, Alan Zucconi, and Calum Bowen) and printed by Devolver Digital. And the cease movement on this beautiful launch trailer is by Kirsten Lepore.