The Adventure Pals PS4 Review: Giraffe Helicopter
I mean, you already read the title, that should be plenty enough to sell you on the game.
The Adventure Pals is essentially a puzzle-platformed version of Castle Crashers, complete with couch co-op and all kinds of goofy artwork. Long story short, your dad gets dad-napped on your birthday and it’s up to you to solve puzzles, collect stuff, and stop the bad guy (and get your dad back). Luckily for you, for your birthday, you got a giraffe that conveniently fits in your backpack, and acts as the Kazooie to your Banjo. You can use him to extend your jumps, where he adorably uses his huge tongue as a helicopter blade.
The whole game throws a plethora of enemies and puzzle elements at you that mainly use Sparkles the Giraffe as the main form of movement. He can be used as a helicopter as mentioned before, a grappling hook, he can spit explosive shots, and more! What’s nice about it is that it works just as well in co-op as it does in single-player. Taylor and I played together for a good amount of the game and had a real blast trying to out-do each other. Trying to collect more gold than the other person, killing more enemies, and such isn’t required, it’s just kind of silly fun.
The game as a whole doesn’t present much challenge, outside of finding all of the collectibles in each level, and even those are pretty easily found with mild exploring. If you’re picking up this game looking for an extremely compelling, challenging, thought provoking platformer, you aren’t gonna find that. The visuals are cutesy, the music is catchy and goofy at the same time, bosses aren’t much to scoff at, and never once did I think it was difficult. It’s a great game to play with a buddy when you just want to have some mindless fun running around, fighting, and collecting stuff. I wish that there was more to say about the game, but I feel like I’d be redundant if I kept going. The game doesn’t do anything new, really, it just does some old-school platforming well and looks and sounds cute and fun as hell! The game is weird, absurd, and fun, that’s the best way I can think of to describe it. It’s above average and worth the purchase especially if you have someone to play with, like I did!
“Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”