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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Hoplegs (2021) is a bouncing and hopping traversal game where you struggle to get a box with four legs to the finish line. You play by pushing yourself off the ground with each leg, using walls and ceiling to propel yourself forwards. It sounds simple, but takes some skill and timing to get past the various obstacles, up walls and over long jumps. It's different to most other platform games because of the limited ways you can propel yourself.

Play involves controlling a four-legged square's limbs with four buttons on your controller. You use this propulsion and the ability to rotate while in the air, to get through each level. Unlike other platform games, this makes accurate jumps and guiding movement towards the flag tricky. Add to this the rugged terrain and obstacles and things get really challenging.

As you work through each of the game's 30 levels, it gets even more difficult as obstacles become harder to pass. Along the way you can find secret areas that unlock cosmetic items for your box character. The result is a tricky, sometimes frustrating, game which is satisfying to master. The peculiar movement combined with your character's weird facial expressions and wacky outfits gives the game a charming and eccentric feel.

Our examiner, Joe Eaton, first checked Hoplegs 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Simulation game with Platform and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can take a break from the pure single player challenge with a competitive mode where four players bump each other off a platform in a King of the Hill style mini-game, as well as a mode where you can design your own custom levels to play.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 10 minutes to play a round of this game. Each level has an estimated time of roughly one minute, but the duration of levels greatly depends on the skill of the player.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players will need perseverance to manage the frustrating nature of the game's movement.

CostsCosts

Hoplegs usually costs £13.99.
 

Hoplegs

Steam Store PC £13.99
Switch Store Switch -
App Store Mac -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/04/2021, updated in 2021

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Simulation (Platform and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Why Kev Dev (@WhyKevDev)


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