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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Lucky Luna (2022) is a running and jumping game without the jumping. You swipe the screen to dodge obstacles and use the environment to get around. As you explore the world you uncover secrets about the past like hidden temples, dungeons, and ancient mysteries. It's a familiar format made new by the unique way you move around and engage with the equally novel folklore-inspired narrative and puzzles.

You play Luna, a masked young girl who sets out on an adventure to uncover the secrets of her past. You explore different environments, going from dungeon to temple to open nature, avoiding traps and uncovering secrets. It's based on an ancient Japanese Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a coming-of-age story written in the late 9th or early 10th century.

As you can't jump, movement is reduced to walking or dashing in the direction you swipe on the screen. Levels start simple and involve dodging spikes that appear out of the ground by observing their patterns, but gradually get harder, requiring you to use different environmental features to succeed - like riding on the back of an enormous dragonfly or using water spouts to reach higher areas. Each section introduces new mechanics, then builds on them and makes you use them in conjunction with previously learned techniques.

The result is a game that challenges the typical norms of the platforming genres, inviting you to play in an alternative way that offers a unique movement challenge that requires practice and experimentation to master.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Lucky Luna 20 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Traversal game with Adventure, Brain Game, Narrative and Platform elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 5 hours to complete. There are plenty of secrets to uncover by backtracking and exploring, so the time to beat can vary.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy Violence.
Rated 9+ on the Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple controls and lack of a jump ability means that there is no requirement to jump the right distance or perform complex manoeuvres in the air, with the challenge instead coming from timing your actions to avoid traps that appear and disappear.

CostsCosts

Lucky Luna

Android Store Android Free Free

Netflix

App Store iOS Free Free

Netflix

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
You need a Netflix Subscription to play this game. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/09/2022

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Traversal (Adventure, Brain Game, Narrative and Platform)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Builtby Snowman (@BuiltbySnowman)


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