THE VIDEOKID

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

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8 / 10
Dec 21, 2018

The Videokid is one of those arcade titles that can easily eat away at your time if you let. The simplistic but addictive gameplay means you'll want to keep going back until you've beaten the course. Combine it with the colourful voxel art and the humour that permeates the game and you have a verified fun experience on your hands. The Videokid isn't just an homage to Paperboy, it's a successor.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2018

Simple yet fun arcade game that may not be entertaining for long, but as it lasts is a good comeback from the 80's.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2018

The VideoKid clearly loves the 1980s, and it hopes you do too. But strip away the nostalgia and you're left with a pretty basic experience. Unless you REALLY enjoyed Paperboy, you're better off looking elsewhere.

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Generación Xbox
Silvia Granja

Top Critic

7.2 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2018

The Videokid is a game that gets us back to the 80's in a very funny way.

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8 / 10
Aug 30, 2018

While its setup does make it look like one of those soulless endless runners that fill mobile app stores, The VideoKid overcomes that hollow association by offering up a nostalgic love letter to the characters that defined a decade. The random layout means you'll never get the same run twice, but once you've played each section of its celebrity-filled suburbia a few times, you will start to notice plenty of bits being recycled as you head to your final destination. Still, with high-scores to chase and new character skins and tricks to unlock, this modern Paperboy has earned its pay packet.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2018

(I cannot confirm the existence of a Top Gun Easter egg or character appearance in the game because I did not watch the movie, but I can say that, on behalf of PixelTrip Studios, Tom Cruise's likeness was nowhere to be found in case any lawyers are reading this.)

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Pure Nintendo
Michael Laverty

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2018

The VideoKid is a solid game based on the 1980's. While it might be a short-lived experience played solo after a few hours, it could be the centre of a more enjoyable experience by passing the controller amongst friends, although the lack of a leaderboard to taunt them on is a huge mind-boggling miss.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2019

The VideoKid takes the idea of nostalgia and runs (or skateboards) with it. Not only does it use the likes of Baywatch, Bill & Ted, and Fraggle Rock to grab the attention of potential players, but also tops it off as a speedy homage to a classic Atari game. As far as planning goes, it's intriguing. It's fun to throw VHS tapes and jump over the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but the presentation and design don't hold up. With a single level that becomes repetitive after a few hours, gameplay changes that are prohibitive or distracting, and the overall feel of an app game on a console, the quality of The VideoKid is slightly above average. It doesn't feel like a game I'd boot up my console to play, but it feels like something I'd play while another title is downloading.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2018

I persevered and beat the level in five days of off and on play, and rather than it turning me away, the frustration compelled me to respond with "just another run" to do better. The VideoKid is a short visit, not an extended vacation, into a quirky nostalgia-packed arcade run. I enjoyed my brief stay, but for you it might depend on your fondness for The California Raisins or The Thundercats.

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Sep 14, 2018

Observing all the retro references in The VideoKid is only exciting for a few minutes.

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