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Play OverviewPlay Overview

The Adventure Pals (2018) is a running, jumping and fighting game where you play the duo Sparkles the Giraffe and Mr Rock. By making jumps, exploring levels and defeating enemies you try and stop Mr.B from capturing the elderly, including your dad, and turning them into hotdogs. It’s silly fun, but really well-animated and great fun for two players working together.

The humour works for kids with slapstick laughs like your giraffe pal using his tongue to fly, but it also has loads of great tongue-in-cheek jokes for adults too. Like Sesame Street, different ages play it for different reasons and enjoy it all the more for playing it together.

Your primary weapon is a sword that you can level up with new abilities, or swap for other weapons. Sparkles is able to use his tongue to catch onto things, fly and slow your fall, reach platforms, swim, and help battle enemies.

The game includes five worlds all with unique quests, characters, boss fights and battle arenas. It’s novel because of the Adventure Time animation style and well-realised funny characters. The partnership of characters works together in various ways that encourage players to solve challenges in imaginative ways.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Adventure Pals 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game with Collecting, Fighting and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. With a second controller, you add another player for shared-screen co-operative local-play. The second player has the same abilities although is an alternative character.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 13 hours to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. It features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. When hit, enemies flinch. This is paired with a flashing effect. A health bar is slowly drained and once depleted, the character dissolves into small pieces.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Themes, Very Mild Violence.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Players do need good-timed jumps and general platform game skills to enjoy this. However, because of the ability to float, as well as play in co-op mode this can be mitigated for some youngsters. The format and characters of the game also make it feel more forgiving than "harder" platform games like Hollow Knight or Ori and the Blind Forest.

CostsCosts

The Adventure Pals usually costs £12.79.
 

The Adventure Pals

Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/04/2018

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Platform (Collecting, Fighting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: Massive Monsters (@MassiveMonsters)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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