Stitchy in Tooki Trouble
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It isn't a bad game, but Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is just too slow moving and simple for anyone with platforming experience.
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is a lovely introduction to the genre for younger gamers. Although the title lacks challenge for those more experienced, the passion for the product is evident and will communicate with youths. There are a few missed opportunities but it successfully achieves its goal of being an accessible platformer.
Imagine Donkey Kong Country with none of the flair, none of the momentum, none of the secrets, none of the style and none of the grace. It doesn't even have a funny face. There's very little to get your teeth into here, though die-hard platform game fans may get some measure of satisfaction from its limited, low-risk take on the genre. We must reiterate – Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is not a badly-made game, it's just a relentlessly unimpressive one that offers nothing new or even any kind of twist on an existing trope or mechanic. A sequel to Stitchy that perhaps saw fit to include something - anything - to make the game stand out, that could marry its impressive visuals with similarly good level design... now that would be worth a go. As it stands though, this scarecrow excels its most famed pop-culture analogue by lacking a brain, a heart and any courage to speak of.
Though it is rather easy, Stitchy in Tooki Trouble should appeal to younger gamers or those looking for a simple, quick platforming romp.
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is the perfect indie tribute to genre classics like Donkey Kong Country. It may not have the longest runtime, but it more than makes up for that with its charm and easy-to-pick-up gameplay.
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble had everything to be a good game - a charismatic protagonist, attractive scenarios and pleasant visuals. Inspiration in Donkey Kong Country, however, is almost a copy, which was not made with the same quality. The lack of challenges and low difficulty make it difficult to recommend the title, except to introduce the gender to young children.
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The story in Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is about a small little farm that is ransacked by a stampede of Tooki’s who steal all the corn from the farm for some reason. By some sort of magic a lone scarecrow is brought to life and immediately gives chase to retrieve what’s been taken. The story is very bare bones but sets the scene for the adventure ahead. It has a very similar premise to the Donkey Kong Country Returns plot that sees a strange group of Tiki’s stealing all of Donkey Kong’s bananas.
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble offers a decent platforming adventure that will appeal to younger gamers, even if it is a little lacking in originality and creativity. There’s nothing on offer here that you wouldn’t have seen done before, whilst the easy difficulty and short length means that it won’t be a game that you’ll find yourself invested in for too long either. Still, it does enough to warrant interest in it if you’re a fan of the platforming genre, whilst it’s also a good game for kids to dive into if they’re just starting out playing video games. Stitchy in Tooki Trouble might be unremarkable in design, but that doesn’t mean there’s not some fun to be had in its zany corn-gathering adventure.
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is the quintessential “run-of-the-mill platformer”. It’s such a harmless outing; a game that doesn’t impress at all when it comes to its graphics, controls, and gameplay loop, while also featuring enough content and technical polish to be considered “just decent enough”. It’s hard to find flaws or positives about it. It simply exists. It will entertain die-hard platforming aficcionados and be mostly ignored by anyone not part of this very specific demographic.