Developed By: Siactro Published By: Diplodocus Games Categories: 3D Platformer Release Date: 12.2.22
I am so excited that the world of indie throwbacks to the 32 and 64 bit era are starting to rise in popularity. I love the look of low-poly 3D and how filters would do so much of the work. Super Kiwi 64 is one of these games…and I love it.
Super Kiwi 64 is the sequel to Kiwi 64, which was a cute little throwback to Rare’s N64 games. If you’ve played Macbat 64 or say…any of the Toree games, this is by the same developer, Siactro. This is a fantastic thing, as while I haven’t played Macbat 64, I have dipped my feet into the world of Toree 3D and adored those games. And like those, Super Kiwi 64 is a bite sized, budget priced platformer.
There are eight levels, each has six gems to collect. You can find them or do challenges to earn them. Collect every golden gear in a level, go through every ring in a level, hit a few targets with your corkscrew attack, and even destroyed every of a specific item or jetting through flags like you’re on a jetskit. Much like missions in those classic collectathon. It never really ends up feeling like busywork as levels aren’t huge, you’re not expected to collect absurd amounts or any of that. You don’t even need to collect all 48 gems to beat the game, only 40. However, there is a bonus for collecting all 48 and I’d recommend you keep note of those glyphs you find, trust me.
Movement feels great. You just scurry on foot with it’s own cute animations. Need to get somewhere far away? Then just jump and glide over. If you’re wondering how that works as a kiwi, he has a fun backpack with some nice wings. If you do that corkscrew attack, you could boost yourself a bit, and if you do it at a wall you’ll get lodged right into there. This isn’t to stop you though, as you can use this to climb up walls if you just want to get somewhere fast.
I feel like this goes without saying, but if the game looks so much like an N64 game and it plays so much like an N64 game, then the music must surely be in that style too, right? Yes, it most definitely does. It’s pretty good.
My only huge flaw is that I finished the game so quickly and I really wanted more, but for three dollars, this is probably the perfect length. I know that I will most definitely dig into more of Siactro’s games though.
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*Game Download Code graciously provided for the purpose of review