Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley Reviews

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
4 / 5
Mar 5, 2024

Fight, albeit gently, for nature in this playful exploration game.

Read full review

8 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2024

A calm, cozy experience you can really immerse yourself in for a few hours while shutting out the world and enjoying somewhere somewhat strange yet utterly comforting.

Read full review

9 / 10
Mar 5, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a delightful game, which will please long time Moomin fans, and could introduce the characters to a new audience and generation. The game is wholesome, one for all ages, and addresses the issue of environmentalism in a careful and constructive way. It is definitely worth playing.

Read full review

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley completely surprised me, and thanks to its gorgeous world and varied activities is a top notch cozy game.

Read full review

Unscored
Mar 11, 2024

A quick adventure with extremely easy puzzling, but it's nonetheless a joy to exist in.

Read full review

Mar 6, 2024

Eerie and uplifting, the first Moomins video game for over a decade sends anti-authoritarian Snufkin on a mission to restore the nature of Moominvalley

Read full review

85 / 100
Mar 25, 2024

Snufkin Memories of Moominvalley is a wholesome adventure with a clear message of environmental protection. It gives us a fresh take on the tale of human greed as a disruptor of nature. A truly stunning homage to the work of Tove Jansson and the messages of friendship and respect in the story of Moominvalley.

Read full review

8 / 10
Mar 11, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley opens with a goodbye. As an outsider, Snufkin doesn't hibernate with the Moomins and must wander lonelily through the ice. The prospect of a reunion in the spring sets up a bittersweet mood, sews a seed of hope that grows throughout the game, and kicks off a quest to restore everything to its rightful place. Accomplished gameplay design and magical sounds and visuals make the whole adventure a delight.

Read full review

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley from developer Hyper Games is an adorable adventure led by a driven main character who is trying to protect his friend while keeping the environment around him free from nefarious control. While the gameplay only lasts about five hours total, the game is an easy treat to fall into and garnish a healthy amount of positivity from. It isn’t for everyone but younger gamers will enjoy the experience.

Read full review

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a cozy game that brings something new to the table, but leaves you wanting more once the journey ends. (Review Policy)

Read full review

8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a sweet, charming and uniquely interesting puzzle game that perfectly captures the heart and spirit of the Moomin series.

Read full review

Hardcore Gamer
MARLEY M
Top Critic
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 5, 2024

While Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley captivates with its enchanting art, heartfelt music and unique characters, it sometimes needs to deliver a more consistently-engaging gameplay experience. For enthusiasts of the Moomin universe, the game offers a delightful dive into a world filled with nostalgia and charm. Yet its appeal might extend less broadly due to the technical issues, alongside a gameplay loop that some may find monotonous, which detracts from its potential. The dedication to accessibility and the depth of emotional narrative are commendable, showcasing the developers' commitment to creating an inclusive and engaging experience. For the game to truly resonate with a broader audience, however, addressing the technical issues and refining the gameplay mechanics would be essential steps forward. Ultimately, Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley stands as a testament to the power of storytelling and art in video games, even as it navigates the complexities of delivering a seamless interactive experience.

Read full review

Mar 11, 2024

It’s a delightful experience that shows the value of proper narrative scripting in games, building on the Moomin world rather than just using it as a prop for yet another tired tie-in genre game.

Read full review

B+
Mar 8, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moomin Valley is a fresh take on the work of Tove Jansson while still being faithful to the series and its characters. The developers love for Jansson’s creations is apparent throughout the game and this is the perfect step for the characters into a new medium. I enjoyed my short but sweet trip into Moomin Valley and look forward to more Moomin inspired games in the future.

Read full review

GameSpew
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is the kind of gorgeous, wonderful indie gem that leaves you with a huge smile on your face. Whether you’re familiar with the Moomins or not doesn’t matter one jot here as care has been taken to make sure this game is accessible to everyone. Its beautiful art style and equally mesmerising soundtrack will keep you hooked from start to finish — we just wish there was more to enjoy.

Read full review

8 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

I discovered a whole world of stories I will now be reading to my young child. So long Frog and Toad! In a world where the Bluey game was a disappointment, I think this may be my child's first video game that we play together, if only for more of the Moominkin world to explore. I came for the cozy game, but left with new parental gaming goals.

Read full review

9.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a beautiful and laid-back game with fun mechanics, charming dialogue, and a fitting story. While not long, it's worth every moment.

Read full review

9.5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a beautiful game designed to convey an important message about friendship and, above all, environmental preservation and eco-sustainability. To achieve this, Raw Fury sought inspiration from the charismatic work of Tove Jansson, emulating all the charm and warmth of the Moomin series. Even with the occasional setbacks related to poor performance on the Switch, the adventure is enjoyable and accessible to all ages.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2024

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a solid choice for those looking for a relaxing and enchanting experience, although its simplicity may not appeal to all players. Its nostalgic charm and comforting atmosphere make it a welcome addition to the game library, especially for fans of the Moomins and those looking for a quiet, captivating adventure with a comforting message for those with their inner child open to new lessons.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Mar 9, 2024

Gamers of all ages will enjoy exploring the valley and setting nature free from the dastardly park ranger.

Read full review