Ratalaika Video games has revealed a reasonably quirky little platformer that is springing its means onto Change subsequent week. Go! Go! PogoGirl, developed by Ohsat Video games (which consists of simply one particular person, Andrej Preradovic!), follows a pogo champion whose prize pogo stick is stolen, and he or she should use one other with a purpose to monitor it down. The sport launches on the eShop on tenth February, and it is giving us some critical Sega nostalgia.
Wanting prefer it sits between the Grasp System and the Mega Drive, Go! Go! PogoGirl ranges are themed across the 4 seasons and are all designed round PogoGirl’s pogo-jumping abilities. Every season could have 5 ranges every for a complete of 20 ranges. And, nicely, should you take a great have a look at the degrees, you would possibly spot some similarities with a sure blue hedgehog’s Inexperienced Hill Zone… these flowers look awfully acquainted.
Solo developer Andrej Preradovic has acknowledged that his inspirations come from his favorite Sega video games rising up corresponding to Sonic the Hedgehog, Citadel of Phantasm, and Rocket Knight Adventures. It seems like a barrel load of bouncy enjoyable, and the sport has been getting constructive evaluations on Steam because it launched final 12 months. For more information on the sport, here is what writer Ratalaika has to say:
Isn’t She pretty?
PogoGirl is a pogo champion residing on Pogo Island. She’s fun-loving, glad and easy-going however one fateful night time, her favorite pogo stick is stolen from its case. Distressed, Pogo Lady grabs a spare pogo stick and provides chase, bouncing after the thief all through the night time and day – throughout the entire island with a purpose to get her treasure again and try to do the appropriate factor by serving to others. So the thrilling journey begins and a powerful problem unfolds.
Straight to the Level
Go! Go! PogoGirl takes place throughout the 4 seasons, with every season comprising 4 ranges plus a boss stage.
Intelligent design work is applied in such a means that gamers can discover good routes for speed-running and issues are by no means that straightforward. Those that need to take their time exploring will discover hidden gems behind pretend partitions and plenty extra. Exploration is inspired as care has been taken in order that gamers can freely discover the degrees with out concern of getting misplaced! As the sport performs take a look at a few of the acquainted backdrops, impressed from traditional 90s titles. As soon as you’ve got crushed the final boss, an extra bonus world with 5 extra ranges is unlocked however there’s a lengthy solution to go earlier than you get to this stage.
Extra Than Simply Leaping
As is acquainted for traditional 2D platformers, the principle aim is simply to succeed in the top of every stage. Nonetheless, the sport employs a process system for added challenges. In every stage you’ll be able to obtain three additional objectives:
1) Accumulating all 100 gems in a stage
2) Discovering all 3 hidden gems in a stage
3) Beating the extent with out dying.
Every of those objectives will award gamers with a pogo medal, and should you gather all of the medals within the sport (together with the bonus ranges you unlock after beating it as soon as), you’ll unlock a low gravity cheat, making PogoGirl bounce tremendous excessive. Lastly, gamers may allow a timer within the sport to speedrun it.
Winner Takes All
In addition to finishing all of the set ranges and going onto unlock further ones there are many different unlockables, surprises on provide. In reality, identical to some old fashioned video games which have thriller finds and hidden cheats, Go! Go! PogoGirl recreates the joy of discovering secrets and techniques you didn’t anticipate!
Controlling the Music
Slick and responsive controls are the order of the day and a few good music and sound results current a stomping-retro expertise available by all!
Go! Go! PogoGirl is a pogo-powered platformer that can bounce you again into the 90s with gems, enemies, spikes and secrets and techniques.
Whereas it wears its inspirations on its sleeve, we predict this seems like a pleasant little platformer that can have you ever bouncing up and down with pleasure.
Go! Go! PogoGirl launches on the eShop on tenth February for under £4.99 / €4.99 / $USD 4.99. Will you be checking this one out? Pogo on all the way down to the feedback and tell us!