GamingReview: Toodee and Topdee

Review: Toodee and Topdee

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If you love adventure games that are based on teamwork and solving puzzles, getting you from start to exit of each level, then you’ll probably enjoy the game Toodee and Topdee. It’s a game that appears like a simple 2D platformer, which requires you to move from the beginning of the level to the exit without getting defeated by enemies. Of course, that would be quite simple and too similar to many other games. However, there is a little more to this game, which really makes it much more entertaining.

First off, you will be working with two heroes, which will probably become obvious after playing that their names are in the title of the game. Toodee and Topdee are these adorable, cartoony-style heroes that need to work together to make it safely to the exit. Unfortunately, there tend to be plenty of obstacles making it harder to get there easily. You might think the enemies are the only reason the game would be difficult or even the boss stages, but it really is the planning portion that can stump the player.

So what you get with this game is an adventure based on figuring out puzzles. The first portion of the game is moving the first hero, Toodee from start to finish, while the other part is where hero number 2, Topdee steps in and fixes the level so that both heroes may enter the portal and exit. Rather a game with just moving one character to rearrange objects to build a safe route from start to finish. You will be working with two different heroes, one to play the game and the other to rebuild the level. Additionally, you can play the game in co-op mode and with teamwork, finish each level together till you successfully retrieve the missing semicolon and bring balance to the universe.

How Was The Game

For me, this game was very entertaining, for hours. The different obstacles and planning to figure the way out of each level made the game quite nicely. Some require a bit more time to think about, while others were a piece of cake! For the most part, the difficulty in each level is what made this game a lure for me. Since it might frustrate me at times, the challenge is what makes the game pushes me to keep on trying.

Additionally, each move made is necessary to make to the goal, the exit. Though many may want to succeed the first time playing, mistakes and restarts are going to happen. The truth is, I found the game to be best if you do make mistakes. The more mistakes you make the easier it is to see the way to the exit, especially during the difficult stages. So even mistakes, in this case, are also helpful and a great way to learn from.

Now for the two main heroes in this game, I found them to be very cheerful. The switching between each is another lure that makes the game interesting. Really shows how two minds can make a difference, even if you are both of them. Switching from one to another, it’s just a blast to see how well planned the changes in the game will be, so you can reach the exit. Even the foes in the level are useful for reaching keys or other objects when you can’t. There are a bunch of levels, and even difficult bosses to overcome, providing endless hours of aggravating fun.

I’ve been looking for a challenge, and I’m very happy that this game isn’t too short when you can adjust settings or the easiest. Of course, the game allows you to determine the difficulty of your choice during the main menu screen of the game. However, even with an easier option chosen, it can still be a bit difficult, while it all comes down to the person playing the game. Plus, you can adjust the settings enough to make it comfortable for you or another. So no matter who plays, this game has a solution to make it fit for the player. I also want to mention that I haven’t found any issues with the game. There were no loading errors, it went quick, the music fits perfectly with the many genres this game can fall under, and the game design, as well as the puzzling aspects, are very nicely organized to just work!

Final Thoughts

Toodee and Topdee is really an awesome puzzle-platformer game and they make for an awesome team! The ability to work alone or together in co-op mode is a great addition, so the fun can be shared or not. Either way, you are working with two characters to build your route to a safe exit. There are so many levels and plenty of difficult obstacles and huge bosses to defeat. The entire graphics and design of the game are pleasant and well planned out. I haven’t found any flaw in the levels, they all have a route to get to the ending, even if it might be hard at times to discover them.

Plus, there is no one puzzle repeated, each is with its own challenges and difficulties. So there is no way to expect the game is going to be easy, even if a few levels are a breeze. That is what makes this game exciting and great, it takes a little more planning and sometimes a few mistakes to survive. I honestly just love puzzle games and this one really keeps me motivated, engaged, and amused to keep playing.

SUMMARY

+ Excellent Obstacles and Puzzles To Complete
+ Co-op Team Work
+ Bright and Cute Game Design
+ Entertaining Genre Combination

- Short Game

(Reviewed on the Nintendo Switch)
Natosha M
Natosha M
If it's a game filled with action, adventure, challenges, and a great story, you best believe it; I want to play it! I'm always excited to try something classic or original when it comes to a videogame.

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