Toodee and Topdee Reviews

Toodee and Topdee is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Apr 18, 2022

Overall, Toodee and Topdee is fantastically imaginative puzzle game with exceptional variety wrung out of its core conceit. It struggles most when it asks for dynamic execution of puzzle solutions, but even then it’s pretty decent. This side-on / top-down puzzler is one that other games should look up to.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2018

'It's a little quirky and odd. That's what makes it special though.'

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9 / 10.0
May 4, 2022

Toodee and Topdee is a fun, challenging game with an original concept. Change your perspective from 2D, to Top-Down with the press of a button, solve puzzles and defeat awesome bosses. Highly recommended for the player that loves puzzle games.

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DarkZero
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8 / 10
Oct 22, 2021

I would never have thought I'd actually end up caring for our two little heroes, or even the glitch character they often run into.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2021

2D platforming meets top-down puzzling in an amusingly challenging and sometimes frustrating game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2021

2D, or top-down? This perplexing puzzler asks: why not both? Save the universe from chaos and collapse with the help of Toodee and Topdee, switching between their perspectives to solve puzzles, take out powerful bosses, and find the missing Semicolon.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2022

Toodee and Topdee delivers on the promise of its brilliant concept. It can be a little hard to wrap your mind around, but once you start thinking in 2D/top-down hybrid design, the puzzles are a delight and if you get stumped, you can make use of the assist options. This is a remarkable puzzle platformer on Switch that stands out from the crowd.

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Aug 9, 2021

Toodee and Topdee could have been something truly essential if the developers had have funnelled the creative energy that they put into the puzzles and mechanics into some other areas of game design, too. Unfortunately, the game doesn't have the personality, aesthetics or energy to stand toe-to-toe with the big guns. But the puzzles themselves show a confident understanding of good design and creativity. Ultimately that is the most important thing for a puzzle game, so hopefully, the developers get the chance to revisit what they've done here with a slightly broader vision. This team clearly has talent in spades.

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Apr 16, 2022

Toodee and Topdee is a brilliant puzzle platformer that joins Tandem: A Tale of Shadows in a unique genre that I'd like to see more of.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2022

Toodee and Topdee is simple in a brilliant way, mixing two ideas otherwise basic, but that together compose a very fun adventure filled with creative puzzle platforming challenges. Its protagonists are charismatics and the dialogue between them and the other characters in the game are humorous and metalinguistic. Ever since I saw it for the first time, I've been fascinated by it and avoided a deeper look to avoid spoilers, waiting for a Switch release. Predictably, it didn't disappoint me, and I forward my excitement to anyone who loves a good puzzle, a good platformer and a good mix of genres.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2021

While the initial concept appears simple on the surface, the end result is anything but. By uniquely combining two staples in the gaming pantheon, dietzribi impacted both the indie scene and the puzzle genre as a whole.

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Loved
Oct 14, 2021

Who would have thought that 2D platformers and top-down puzzlers could go together so well? Toodee and Topdee makes the impossible possible - and impresses with clever puzzles and a unique game idea over about 100 levels.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 27, 2021

Honestly, there’s not much of anything I can say negatively about Toodee and Topdee. If you’re looking for something new to play, or if you just want to support an up-and-coming indie team, you owe it to yourself to check this out.

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7.6 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2021

It’s a fun brain teaser with an extremely fun ending and there are enough options so that just about anyone can finish it. I recommend giving it a go.

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Aug 15, 2021

The 2D Platformer genre is not a newcomer to the gaming scene, of course our Italian plumber friend is a prime example of that. Neither is the Top-Down Puzzler genre, though perhaps not as widespread as the former. So, what can be done to make these genres new and exciting? Merge them together of course!

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9 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2021

Toodee and Topdee is a fantastic mash-up of genres that’s not only a quirky idea but one that actually works, and works flawlessly. Describing how the game mechanics work really doesn’t do justice to the actual magic at play here. The fluidity with which you swap between the two characters is everything. It allows for creativity from both the developer and player that otherwise could not exist. The brother developer team dietzribi has created one of the best and creative games of the year!

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Liked-a-lot
Aug 5, 2021

Overall, this is an amazingly unique title with a lot going for it. Toodee and Topdee is one of those games that, although it has little replayability on your own, you’ll want to share with a friend through co-op play. It’s one of the most interesting puzzle platformers I’ve played in a long time, and I can’t recommend it enough to fans of the genre.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2021

Toodee and Topdee is an excellent game that combines two classic genres in a creative and fun way. With stages that offer varied challenges and unique bosses, it's an experience that draws attention and is worth playing.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2021

Between the seamless mechanics, delightful graphics, and enjoyable humour in the writing, Toodee and Topdee is a whole lot of fun for folks of all ages.

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