Floripondis (2023) is a party battle where you use just left/right thrusters to move your flower around a level and collect sweets to win. Play is a simple fight to get to sweets first. However, other players and the dynamics of each level get in your way and turn the game into a knife-edge battle. It stands out for this simple compelling play along with the Monty-Python-style paper cutout visuals. After a brief warm-up level, you compete with the other players in a series of challenges. These add different ways to win, like collecting items or stealing items from other players. They also add different physics that help and hinder movement.
The result is a really approachable game that develops into a real test of skill. The variety of the quick-to-start levels makes it ideal for groups to play together whether at a party, at home or at school. Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Floripondis 13 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
This is an Action, Collecting and Traversal game with Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play on one computer in a web browser. You can also play via Air Console so each player uses their phone to control their character.
6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Really young players need to get used to the unusual controls, where each of the two buttons powers a left or right booster. The buttons need to be used together to achieve the movement you need, which can be a little frustrating at first (but is part of the fun).
You can only play this on older systems (Web Browser) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.
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