|November 25, 2014
Hey folks, have you ever wondered what those lovable penguins from the blockbuster animated movie would do if they were responsible for saving the day in the icy plains of Antarctica? Well, wonder no more! Griptonite Games has given us a treat, merging your affection for these black-and-white heroes with some good video gaming. Take control of Skipper, Kowalski, and Rico as you embark on a chilly adventure. From safeguarding an innocent egg from a mob of villainous seals to navigating icy terrains, this game is designed to entertain the little ones and those young at heart.
THE THRILLING START: EGG-SAVING MISSION
The game doesn’t waste time tossing you into the thick of things. Picture this: You’re in Antarctica, and the first thing you’ve got to do is save an egg from a posse of menacing seals. Yeah, those cuddly-looking villains are after a poor, defenseless egg. You, as Skipper, Kowalski, or Rico, must snatch that egg before it becomes a seal’s snack. But lo and behold, you and your eggy companion end up stuck on an iceberg. Drama, suspense, frozen water—it’s got it all!
RESCUE THE PENGUINS: IT’S NOT A CRUISE
After the egg rescue mission, you might think you’ll get a break, right? Wrong! Your next task is to get off that drifting iceberg and return to dry land, all while keeping your feathered backside safe. Some obstacles make this more than just a wintry walk in the park. You’re not just shuffling here; you’ve got to jump, dodge, and maybe even do aerial gymnastics. Designed for kids, sure, but the challenge ramps up fast. Before you know it, you’re sweating—well, metaphorically. Penguins don’t sweat, you know!
MINI-GAMES GALORE: FUN AT EVERY TURN
Once you’ve heroically rescued the egg and navigated your way back to shore, what’s next? Mini-games, of course! This is where the game starts to shine. You and your adorable heroes must travel to designated locations, completing tasks that range from ludicrously simple to maddeningly complex. Again, the game’s aimed at the younger crowd, but these mini-game’s level of inventiveness and flair ensures no one will get bored.
OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME: NOT FOR THE WEAK-HEARTED
The game is adorable, but don’t let that mislead you. There are obstacles to overcome, barriers to overcome, and difficulties to face. For example, sometimes you must jump to a certain height to overcome a barrier. It’s not simply a matter of pressing a button; you must also correct the time and angle. It’s similar to the Olympic high jump, except for penguins. And there’s no prize, only the satisfaction of not being seal food.
CHILD-FRIENDLY BUT STILL A CHALLENGE: SERVING ALL AGES
Given its target audience—young children—the game retains a certain level of simplicity. But don’t confuse this with a lack of inventiveness or enthusiasm. The game provides entertainment that may easily entice older players as well. Each adventure or mini-game is jam-packed with unique mechanics and a sprinkling of spicy obstacles that keep players of all ages returning for more.
In a nutshell, this game combines the beautiful tuxedo-wearing birds’ appeal with a video gaming experience that is both pleasant and difficult. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re preserving eggs, negotiating challenging terrains, or conquering mini-games. So, flapping your virtual wings, enter into this Antarctic adventure. After all, why watch heroes on film when you can play as one?