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Penny's Big Breakaway (2024) is a running and jumping game in which you also swing and roll your way through a colourful world filled with obstacles and enemies. Play focuses on your yo-yo powers that offer varied traversal and point-multiplying tricks. It stands out for its intricate yo-yo interactions that result in comical mayhem.

You play as Penny, a street performer whose audition in front of Eddie the Emperor goes catastrophically wrong as her yo-yo comes to life. You must now escape him, with the help of your yo-yo to traverse the levels and evade the chasing penguin army. The world is full of interactive elements that are key to success, such as spring-like trees that launch you into the air. You get more points for building stunt combos and avoiding penguins to get the fastest times.

As you progress you perfect using your yo-yo for a wide range of abilities to help you finish levels. This includes rolling at high speed, aerial swings, double jumps, ziplining and even knocking off hordes of penguins. You can also collect power-ups which temporarily increase the speed and strength of your yo-yo's abilities.

The result is a fast-paced traversal challenge that doesn't take itself too seriously. The yo-yo feels satisfying to use and adds another dimension to the challenge.

Our examiner, Jake Kendall, first checked Penny's Big Breakaway 5 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Adventure, Fighting, Race and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children will enjoy playing with the yo-yo while older children may look to achieve the best times. Quick reactions are helpful to progress.


Penny's Big Breakaway usually costs £24.99. 

Penny's Big Breakaway

XBox StoreSALE Xbox X|S £24.99 £16.49 until 01/08/2024
Switch StoreSALE Switch £24.99 £16.49 until 28/07/2024
Steam Store PC £24.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £24.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/02/2024

Price: 34% off

Out Now: PS5, Switch and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform (Adventure, Fighting, Race and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon

Developer: Evening Star Stdo (@EveningStarStdo)

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