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Tux and Fanny (2021) is a retro adventure game about a two friends who want to play football, but discover their ball has a puncture. The simple set-up, like the pixelated graphics, hide a complex and intriguing journey. You set off to help them inflate their ball, but are soon knee deep in a child-like adventure as strange, varied and weird as children's imaginations often are.

Play is wide ranging but most often you are tinkering around in the world a bit like a point-and-click adventure. You can adjust the ariel on the TV for a better picture. Or maybe play the piano, or a WarioWare style mini game. You can head outside and hunt for bugs and birds. You do this as the main two characters, or if you prefer take on the persona of a bird-eating cat or prophesying flea.

It's a game that opens up more possibilities the more you explore. Every item you find goes straight into your inventory in case it comes in handy later. You can combine items to achieve a range of helpful things.

"When you take a closer look, everything is an adventure," say the developers. They have created a unique game that stands out not just because it looks unusual and plays strangely, but because it creates a sense of intrigue in the player. It's a game that invites investigation and poking-around-in unlike many others we've played.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Tux and Fanny 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Point-and-Click game with Adventure and Communication elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 8 hours to complete. When you complete the game there's a strategy guide on the bookshelf that provides advice on what you might have missed that extends the duration considerably.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger children connect to the peculiar looking game. Although some help is needed, there are lots of hints that pop-up to move you in the right direction.

CostsCosts

Tux and Fanny usually costs £7.19.
 

Tux and Fanny

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: 09/09/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click (Adventure and Communication)

Accessibility: 16 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Open World and Pixels

Developer: Ghost Time Games (@GhostTimeGames)


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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