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Video Game Lifeslide Review
Lifeslide (2019) is an adventure where you fly a paper plane through an ever-changing landscape. It's a metaphorical journey through the stages of life as you learn to use eddies and up-drafts to soar higher and further.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Lifeslide 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.

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Lifeslide is an adventure where you fly a paper plane through an ever-changing landscape. It's a metaphorical journey through the stages of life as you learn to use eddies and up-drafts to soar higher and further.

You control your paper plane to gather momentum by using the terrain and the currents it creates to explore the world. It's simple to control with a direction stick, but nuanced to get the most out of every breeze. "Simple input, refined outcome" is the motto behind the flight mechanic which creates a blend of arcade and physics-driven gameplay.

Like classic flight games (Virus and Zarch) there are tilt controls you can use that work well on the AppleTV and iOS version of the game. You hold the remote like you are holding the paper plane in your hands, and guide it with tiny flicks and rotations of your wrist. Reminiscent of the Wii, but with higher definition visuals and more accuracy.

There is no narration or texts. But the game tells a story through the environment. Dive deep to find the meaning through the 28 levels or simply enjoy an atmospheric experience - this is your journey and you decide what to make of it. Along the way, an original score that combines electronic, rock and orchestral elements will keep you company.

In the Story mode, you are racing the clock as you try to maintain the right balance between Time and Matter. Each time you fail, you can use Matter to improve stats such as aerodynamics, steering and lift. Collect pieces to unlock 5 paper planes with different base stats.

In Zen mode, you can revisit your favourite moments in an endless loop. Toggle randomization to get new experiences unseen in Story. There are also weekly challenges to buzz mountains and architecture to earn points and climb leaderboards.

Nintendo Switch version planned for next year. PlayStation and Xbox could be possible.


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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race and Traversal game with Collecting, Narrative and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

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Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete. Players enjoy this for many more hours with the Zen exploration mode daily challenges.

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Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Rated 4+ on Apple Arcade.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

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Lifeslide usually costs £7.19.


Steam Store PC £7.19
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/09/2019

Out Now: Apple TV, PC, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Race, Traversal (Collecting, Narrative and Simulation)

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Hand-Made and Open World

Developer: Dream Teck Studio (@DreamTeckStudio)

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