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Pikuniku (2019) is an adventure where you play a red creature, Piku, on a mission to harvest the colourful world's resources. You interact with different objects to trigger switches and open doors. You can also lasso your legs to swing from hooks or curl into a ball and roll to get to new areas faster.

As you progress you find villages where you can buy items to wear. Touted as a "delightful dystopian adventure, about making people happy" it's all a little bizarre, but good intriguing fun. But more than this, it's the sense of other-worldliness and visual narrative that makes this stand out from other games for kids.

The theme of helping the people you meet continues throughout the game and extends to the cooperative mode where you need to work together to win.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Pikuniku 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Platform game with Action, Puzzle, Simulation and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. There's a cooperative mode with 9 levels, where both players must cooperate to negotiate themselves to a boat at the end of the level. There's also a competitive split-screen race mode where you can set traps and trip up the other player.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's bright and colourful. There is some skill in moving around. The boss encounters with larger enemies can need a bit of help for very young players.


Pikuniku usually costs £10.74 to £11.69. 


Switch StoreSALE Switch £11.69 £2.92 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £10.99
Steam Store Mac £10.99


XBox Store Xbox One £10.74
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/01/2019

Price: 75% off

Out Now: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Adventure, Platform (Action, Puzzle, Simulation and Traversal)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Sectordub (@Sectordub)

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