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Pikuniku

Pikuniku review

Armless fun

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2 months ago

Feature: Music to your ears

The best game soundtracks you can listen to for free right now

Another month, another big video game publisher puts a great big dollop of video game music online for zero pennies. This time, it's Bandai Namco, who have just uploaded every single Tekken soundtrack onto Spotify because, well, apparently everyone loves Tekken. I've never partaken in a Tekken, but with track names like "Massive Stunner" and "Lonesome City Jazz Party 1st", I'm already 100% convinced the…

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11 months ago

Joyous jump ’em up Pikuniku is out now

Lovely platformer Pikuniku, which our John was gushing about only the other day, today launched for all of us to enjoy. Which is good, because it's good. Great legs on this lad too. A cracking kick. "Oh gosh, this is lovely," is our John said in his Pikuniku review, and what I remember of playing an early version yonks again lines up with that. Though…

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Feature: Armless fun

Pikuniku review

Do you remember those jelly-like toy octopuses you had when you were a kid, which you throw at a window or wall? They'd half-stick/half-walk their way down the surface, their legs glooping on and off as they rolled in a semi-controlled fall. That's what the character in the ridiculously delightful Pikuniku most immediately reminds me of. It's just the way he walks. It's the most…

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Pikuniku’s world of adorable dystopian anarchy arrives January 24th

Platform puzzler Pikuniku looks adorable, like a Mr. Men book squashed down into even more sharp, geometric simplicity. Beneath the surface apparently lies discontent, some mean-spirited characters and "a deep state conspiracy", although even that seems cute and cuddly given that aesthetic. There's also ghosts and a robot dance party at some point. Developers Sectordub are a small collaborative group including folks who worked on…

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1 year ago

Feature: Blobby blobby blobby

Pikuniku is an absurd world of armless, funny Mr Men

Oh no, the village bridge is broken. But that's okay, I'll ask for help from the spider in this tree. Come down mister spider, and help me fix the bridge. “Did you break it?” he asks. Yes, I say. I walked across the bridge – really just a piece of string – and it snapped. “Fix your own damn mess!” I consider his words carefully.…

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2 years ago

Pikuniku is a colourful dystopian puzzler

The excellently-named Pikuniku [official site] might just be the most colourful dystopian adventure ever. You're a red blob with gloriously wobbly legs exploring a bright world, partying with other blobs and solving environmental puzzles. But there are murky undertones, with the promise of "deep state conspiracies", giant underground worms and, er, "aggressive toast". Yeah. It's coming out sometime next year so, for now, check out the…

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