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Pup Champs is a puzzle game about positioning your football player to score goals. However, you can only move a certain number of spaces and must avoid the obstacles and other players on the field. It stands out for this delicate balance between minimising distance and avoiding hazards that create a surprisingly strategic puzzle.

Play involves moving your anthropomorphic dog football player around the pitch to collect the ball and kick it into the goal. In each level, you get a set number of moves and kicks. You also have to work around cones and bushes that obstruct the most direct route.

Complexity increases as you are put in control of multiple players, requiring you to both move and pass the ball to score. Also adding to the challenge are players on other teams, who try and take the ball away from them and are also able to move around the pitch. This forces you to adapt your strategy on the fly to avoid them and introduces a level of unpredictability that rewards creative and flexible problem-solving.

The result is a game where experimentation and forward-thinking are key. Piecing together how to approach each new stage and obstacle, from roadblocks to opposing players, is an engaging and involving brain tease where thought-through actions are key.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Pup Champs 4 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game game with Puzzle, Sequencing and Sports elements. This is a single-player game.

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

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

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Provided younger players have the critical thinking, patience and are willing to try, fail and try again, they can enjoy this puzzle game. The puzzles do get very hard, but the learning curve is not steep and every element is well introduced with very simple examples.


Pup Champs

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game (Puzzle, Sequencing and Sports)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Grid

Developer: Afterburn Games (@AfterburnGames)

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