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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Pompom (2022) is a running and jumping game where you are a hamster on a mission to save your owner from an evil cat. However, you don't control the hamster but place platforms (and springs, whips, umbrellas, cannons) to ensure he can progress.

The hamster has his own movement as he explores and jumps his way through the levels. You need to understand this behaviour so you can move platforms and items to provide a safe way forward. Drop springs, build bridges, slash vines and illuminate ghosts. As you progress you work through 8 worlds including outer space, beaches full of flying fish and ancient temples inside deep jungles.

You collect the blocks and items to use in the level by defeating enemies and bursting bubbles. Use every item at your disposal: fly out of cannons, swing on ropes, slash vines, splash honey, freeze time and much more. It takes time to use them, but you only have a limited amount of time for these decisions.

The result is a really unusual platform game where quick reactions and precise jumps are left to Pompom to execute, while you take the role of a level designer.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Pompom 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Collecting, Puzzle, Simulation and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 8 hours to complete. If you want to collect everything this will take longer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. This is good for children who aren't use to tight timed button presses. The placement of platforms and items is still skilled and needs quick thinking but the game does pause while you do this (for a while).

CostsCosts

Pompom usually costs £7.19.
 

Pompom

Steam Store PC £7.19
Steam Store Mac £7.19
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/03/2022, updated in 2022

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

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

Accessibility: 29 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Grid and Pixels

Developer: Willem Rosenthal (@WillemRosenthal)


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