Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Pepper Grinder 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
You are a shipwrecked pirate whose treasure has been stolen. You use your trusty drill to traverse the levels, reclaiming your treasure as you go. You burrow through terrain and water while also triggering other mechanisms to let you progress.
As you progress you encounter mysterious beings who stand in your way as they emerge from the shadows. You'll need to take them on these enemies and make use of the various mechanical artefacts. As you go you cash in the jewels you collect to power up Pepper, open up new paths on the world map, and snag collectible stickers for your sticker book.
The result is a game that's a novel idea. What makes it really fun, is how the drilling traversal is implemented. What starts as a way to dig up treasure soon becomes a flowing method to swim through each level.
When you drill into enemies to kill them, they are dismembered into skeletons with skulls and bones and then disappear.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to cope with making quick decisions with fast reactions to traverse the levels and deal with enemies.
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