Pirate Pop Plus

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2018

Pang fans will feel very at home with Pirate Pop which is a charming homage to the Buster Bros. of old. There aren't many frills here, but in some cases, it's what makes the game sing. As far as pick-up-and-play action-puzzlers on the Nintendo Switch eShop are concerned, Pirate Pop Plus is a total treasure.

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7 / 10
Jun 5, 2018

Pirate Pop Plus does a fine job of emulating the laser-focused Game Boy games of 25 years ago. It owes a massive debt to Pang and a whole host of other single-screen highscore chasers, but with a couple of subtle twists of its own. For some it will be too brutally straight-forward, and it's arguably a little too in thrall to the past for a modern Switch game. For those after a no-nonsense retro challenge, however, it's a budget-priced treat.

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7 / 10.0
May 31, 2018

However, the game is addictive in its own charming way and it's something I've popped on once and awhile ever since it originally came out on 3DS. If you have any nostalgia for Cannon Ball/Pang/Buster Bros., Pirate Pop Plus is a welcome addition to your crew.

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Nov 28, 2016

This is one of those games which you could buy on a portable device and enjoy far more because of that.

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90%
Nov 17, 2016

Pirate Pop Plus will certainly appeal to the fans who owned a GameBoy back in the day. The graphics are very similar to the games of that era, adding a lot of charm to the game. The sprites, look and colors of the game, as well as its simplicity, capture the feeling of playing an actual GameBoy. I absolutely loved my time with the game for my Pirate Pop Plus review, and I highly recommend that you buy it today.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 14, 2016

Pirate Pop Plus is an incredibly addictive arcade game that proves there is still a place for games that exist for the sake of gameplay.

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7 / 10
Nov 12, 2016

Playing a Game Boy-inspired game that keeps things mechanically simple and fun is a breath of fresh air.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Pirate Pop Plus has its simple pleasures, but in the face of superior competition like Pang Adventures, it comes up just a bit short. Game Boy fans may want to give it a look, especially for its cheap price tag and entertaining gameplay, but don’t expect a fantastic voyage across the sea.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Pirate Pop Plus is a neat little game. There’s no going around that. The gameplay is simple but still tight and fun, the progression is there, but runs out of steam within five longer sessions. This is the kind of game that would be a nice time waster every once in a while, but most certainly not for longer sessions. Even then, with the gameplay being so simplistic, players may find themselves bored after two or three sessions. But there are some decently fun times to be had.

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7 / 10
Nov 5, 2016

Pirate Pop Plus is a fun bubble-popping game with a fun gameplay that manages to stand out from its similar counterparts and with a fitting visual and sound environment. Its lifespan might be put to test, as the game relies on customization to keep its long-term appeal but Pirate Pop Plus should easily find a spot with nearly any player.

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