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Adventures of Pip (2015) is a running and jumping where you play Pip, who can transform between three different of himself (1-bit, 8-bit and 16-bit), each with different abilities. As you fight monsters and traverse the deadly terrain, you need to pick the best version of Pip to progress effectively. It's this combination of fast-paced platformer action with the tactical deployment of your limited transformations that makes the game unique.

You play Pip, who starts as a lowly single red pixel. But when his realm is attacked he sets out to become the hero and discovers as he kills monsters he can grow in pixels - from 1-bit to an 8-bit, then a 16-bit character. Aside from the visual differences, each version has a unique set of skills that prove helpful in different environments.

The 1-bit pixel form of Pip is small enough to fit through tight gaps and is light enough to ride on enemies over huge chasms unnoticed. The 8-bit Pip is quick and can hang from walls. The 16-bit version wields a sword, allowing you to defeat enemies more easily.

Although you can transform back to less advanced versions at any point but can only transform up by killing specific enemies. This means you need to be mindful of when you manually transform back down to ensure you don't get stuck. As you progress you unlock new abilities and upgrades that help you fight the ever harder bosses and allow you to traverse the harder levels, as well as return to the earlier ones to find alternate paths and secrets.

The result is a game with familiar platforming challenge and fast-paced action, but with an additional level of thought and strategy in knowing when to change your form and which form to take.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Adventures of Pip 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Adventure, Fighting, Sequencing and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. The violence depicted in the game is regarded as non-detailed towards either non-detailed human-like characters or fantasy characters. Regardless of the type of character being subjected to violence, when hit they will briefly flash and if defeated they disappear immediately. There are no audible cries of pain etc.

Rated 12+ on the Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References and Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You quickly attack and dodge enemy attacks. Sometimes the path forward requires simple problem solving to discern.


Adventures of Pip usually costs £2.87 to £11.99.

Adventures of Pip

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £2.87
Steam Store PC £7.19
Switch Store Wii U £11.79 Unavailable On Digital Store
Switch Store Switch £7.69
Steam Store Mac £7.19
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/06/2015, updated in 2020

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Fighting, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Tic Toc Games (@TicTocGames)

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