Kukoos: Lost Pets Reviews

Kukoos: Lost Pets is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2022

Kukoos: Lost Pets has some fun platforming ideas, but gameplay issues, boring boss fights and annoying sound effects make it tough to recommend

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Dec 11, 2022

Kukoos: Lost Pets shows glimpses of an entertaining multiplayer game, but stumbles due to a myriad of bugs and technical issues.

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Unscored
Dec 16, 2022
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60 / 100
Dec 10, 2022

Kukoos Lost Pets is a short platforming adventure that harkens back to the old days. There isn’t a whole lot of content. In fact, you can easily finish the game in an afternoon. Maybe two afternoons if you’re intent on collecting every coin, flower, and rescuing a pet. A few extra features would have gone a long way to build on the game’s foundation. Using coins to unlock cosmetic options for your character and pets would have been nice. But then again, there’s no real value in sticking around after the story is over unless you’re looking for that Platinum trophy.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2022

It's not the most accomplished platformer available on the market, but Kukoos: Lost Pets has that magical formula of generally decent platforming, co-op play and impressive presentation that could make it a favorite this festive season.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2022

Kukoos lost pets harkens back to a time when 3D mascot platformers were the bees knees. While it has some rough spots and doesn’t reinvent or revolutionize the genre, the game boasts some solid and, at times, challenging platforming. Add some fun boss fights, four-player multiplayer and an affordable price and you have a game that lovers of old-school platforming just might go cuckoo for.

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7 / 10
Dec 6, 2022

Despite some technical issues on the Nintendo Switch, Kukoos: Lost Pets still might be one of the best games for younger audiences on the platform. In a world where families make up a large chunk of the Nintendo Switch's demographics, it is refreshing to see such love put into a game primarily designed for kids. From the creative and unique level designs to the Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic, this game is an enjoyable time from start to finish and it comes with a recommendation for anyone who is looking for a charming platformer for the whole family.

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7.3 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2022

For an indie title, Kukoos: Lost Pets offers players a taste of charming 3D-platforming that has a potential for something much greater in the future, and I'm interested in seeing what more Kukoos has to offer in the future. Its ability-based platforming encourages folks to exercise precision, dexterity, and thoughtfulness, but I can't help but want more from PetitFabrik's charming universe that is the Kukoos. Sure, the Switch may not best accommodate precision compared to other platforms, but the platforming proper and successful charm of Kukoos is definitely enough to hold you over this holiday season.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2023

Kukoos: Lost Pets is a 3D platformer in which you enter different universes to save pets that have gone rogue. In these universes, you have to tackle obstacles and puzzles to collect enough "fwendly" plants and coins, and to save enough pets. This game is made for anyone, and is exciting and fun.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2022

Overall, Kukoos: Lost Pets is a fun arcade-type video game for those who enjoy lite gaming experiences. It does not stretch itself too far or try anything out of the ordinary. Most players will likely complete it in five or ten hours.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2022

It’s not going to redefine what it means to be a 3D platformer, but Kukoos: Lost Pets is a pleasant enough addition that fans of the genre will enjoy. Bright and colourful, and with a nice mixture of collecting, platforming and puzzles, there’s plenty here to keep you invested. It’s just a shame that co-op is held back by some technical issues and its visuals aren’t quite as sharp as they ought to be.

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80 / 100
Dec 7, 2022

Kukoos: Lost Pets is cute, charismatic, fun and challenging. Not everything is as simple or obvious as it seems, and sometimes it will be necessary to take some time away from the game to recover that thirst for a new attempt after so many failures or even to start a new level. It can be a little tiring and not give you that urge to play until you complete it.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2022

Kukoos: Lost Pets is a fun and charming 3D platformer with a ton of charm and weirdness that can't be found in other titans of the genre. So while its story and performance could use some work, everything else that it gets right more than makes up for it.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2022

PetitFabrik's Amazonian creators did a good job with Kukoos: Lost Pets, delivering beautiful and pleasant visuals, charismatic characters and varied gameplay mechanics in an attractive 3D world. Even with small issues, it's a beautiful addition to the studio's portfolio, and it's worth checking this Brazilian title out.

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Jan 18, 2023

Kukoos: Lost Pets is a three-dimensional platformer featuring Kukoos, fuzzy yet sentient creatures who inhabit a small island. After their pets get hypnotized by an evil frog, the Kukoos must jump through platforms with the help of some pets that are not hypnotized. Does the game make for a good experience? Find out in this Rapid Review.

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3.5 / 5.0
Dec 6, 2022

Despite a few easily fixable issues that I foresee being patched in the near future, Kukoos: Lost Pets is an adorable little 3D platformer that will easily entertain young and old alike. I could see this being a family favorite, with parents and kids each grabbing a controller to cooperatively save every last pet, pluck every last fwendly plant, and beat every last boss together. Kukoos: Lost Pets may look simple, but its puzzle elements provide some perplexing moments that’ll satisfy veterans for a weekend and newcomers for much, much longer. If you’re looking for something that’s cute on the surface but a little more complex in its core, the island of Kukoos: Lost Pets beckons.

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8 / 10
Dec 12, 2022

Featuring an experience that drips with more quality than is usually expected when it comes to indie games, Kukoos: Lost Pets could benefit from an improved camera, but as it is this is a marvelous and very welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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3.5 / 5.0
Dec 6, 2022

Kukoos: Lost Pets is the sort of game I would have jumped on back when the genre was in decline. It might not have the staying power of the icons in its genre, but it has some fun ideas. Fans of 3D platformers should consider it, although its short length and rougher aspects might turn some players away.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2022

Kukoos: Lost Pets is a mixed experience. It's a pleasant, fun and dynamic game when its imprecise movement and bugs aren't annoying [the players]. Nothing makes it unplayable but the occurrences hinder the enjoyment of what the game has to offer and may demand patience. It's a shame because Petit Fabrik's title is a well-made game that doesn't reinvent the formula but justifies its existence as a 3D platformer that can be enjoyed alone or with others, especially children.

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Dec 6, 2022

When Kukoos gives you a good gimmick to focus your platforming skill on or puts them on the back burner entirely for its main mechanics, it’s a good, gorgeous time. Unfortunately, glitches, strange difficulty spikes, and an over-focus on these pets end up holding it back from being more than a pretty face.

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