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Entwined (2014) is a rhythm-action game where you play a bird and a fish dancing to the music on a quest to unite their souls. Unusually, you control each character with a different joystick on the gamepad and must move them around the screen simultaneously to collect energy and avoid hazards. It's a tricky concept to master and creates a unique, skill-based challenge to overcome.

You play the souls of a bird and a fish, two beings in love yet eternally separated. Directing their movement with only a stick, they automatically move forward as you aim to collect energy to bring their souls together and transform them into a majestic dragon.

As you progress you learn to direct the fish to collect the orange energy and the bird to collect the blue. The more you miss, the further the two souls move apart. The level is complete when the souls converge and become the dragon until the start of the next stage. It can seem like an impossible ask, but with practice and persistence, you improve and make it through the stages.

The result is a game that offers a unique ambidextrous-like challenge with its unusual controls that demands you balance your focus between both characters simultaneously. The esoteric visuals and music combine with this flowing play to create a rewarding and uplifting challenge.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Entwined 17 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Rhythm and Traversal game with Action, Collecting and Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 15 minutes and 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Depending on how quickly you get to grips with the controls, the time to beat can vary but will only ever be a couple of hours. In addition to the primary levels, there is an endless mode where you try to last as long as you can while only being able to make three mistakes.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Using both joysticks simultaneously in different ways to move the two characters around the screen can be tricky to get right and requires patience and practice. Younger players can team up with a parent or guardian so they only need to control one animal.


Entwined usually costs £4.79.

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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/06/2014, updated in 2014

Out Now: PS Vita, PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Rhythm, Traversal (Action, Collecting and Narrative)

Accessibility: 14 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Pixelopus (@Pixelopus)

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