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The Videokid (2017) is a traversal game inspired by the Paperboy arcade game and the 1980s in general. It plays like an endless runner, where you switch lanes to dodge enemies and collect coins, but at the same time, you're shooting newspapers at enemies and mailboxes to score points. It stands out for the irreverent blocky recreation of the classic game that offers a quick blast of fun and 80s references.

Like Paperboy, the challenge is to test your reaction skills in a 1980s neighbourhood filled with danger. To play you skate and grind your way through the hazards. You need to dodge the '80s bikes, cars, trucks and trains. You can also take advantage of moments when you can hitch yourself to the back of vehicles for a boost.

It's a super short game, but one that knows its audience. The cultural references come thick and fast with unlockable skins including The Joker, Teen Wolf and Arnold Schwarzenegger. As you play these throw-back characters continue with characters, sounds and items from Fraggle Rock, He-Man, Terminator, Back to the Future, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Chuckie.

The result is a short and sweet trip down memory lane that offers a considerable challenge and will make 80s kids smile.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Videokid 8 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Adventure, Battle and Collecting elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simple controls are quick and easy to pick up, and the short rounds of play appeal to both children and adults.


The Videokid

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/07/2017

Out Now: PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Adventure, Battle and Collecting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks, Cartoon and Pixels

Developer: Pixel Trip Studio (@PixelTripStudio)

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