Percentile Rank

Adventures of Pip is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

51%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

TechnoBuffalo
Buy
Buy
Jun 27, 2015

It's a solid foundation, and if Adventures of Pip proves to be as financially successful as it deserves to be, I would like to see a sequel that promotes more exploration, ala Super Mario World. Branching paths, secret exits, "expert" levels. You know the drill. Adventure of Pip is a wonderful little platformer and further proof that Kickstarter can help fund some of life's more pleasurable joys. $14.99 is a steal for one of my favorite games so far in 2015.

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Scored Reviews

Gamer Escape
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 11, 2015

With a few minor annoyances, the gameplay is fun while also offering a difficulty that I would consider just right. It starts off easy, and gets harder as you get more comfortable with the various forms that Pip can have.

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But Why Tho?
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2020

Adventures of Pip is a joyful experience that translated well to the Nintendo Switch. Everything runs smoothly and the game itself is an absolute blast to play. The level design was clever, as well as the general premise and game mechanics.

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Gamers FTW
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2016

Adventures of Pip is a charming platformer, with an amusing story and world born from the game's central mechanic. The platforming and puzzles increase in difficulty with each level, while adding new challenges to keep the gameplay fresh. Some aspects of the platforming require a lot of precision, but this encourages players to improve their skills.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2015

Adventures of Pip is a solid platformer with a clever premise. Those two aspects combine to make a game that is deceptively simple, charming and memorable.

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Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2020

Adventures of Pip presents a refreshing take on platforming, aesthetically impressive with gameplay to match. I sunk hours into the original, and I'm happy to do so again with this Switch port. Hopefully, this indie from Tic Toc Games succeeds enough to warrant a sequel. Platformer fans won't want to overlook this one.

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GameZone
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2015

The cute and adorable Pip brings along an engaging story, clever mechanics and great design which makes it stand out among some other platformer games in recent history. Tic Toc Games made a great game and for $14.99 the game is a must play indie game for

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2015

Adventures of Pip looks like just another 2D indie platformer on the surface, but from the first level it shows it is so much more. The experience of the team involved shines through, making this one that definitely deserves more attention.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 20, 2015

Adventures of Pip has plenty to offer in terms of action, as in addition to completing each level, players can rescue three of the scattered townsfolk within each stage. The game's pixel currency can also be used to buy helpful items and upgrades to aid Pip in his journey, and each boss battle bestows a health increase upon victory.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2015

As an overall package Adventures of Pip delivers a fun and satisfying platforming adventure. The visuals are charming and beautiful to look at.  The soundtrack alone is worth a listen at the least as each track perfectly captures the level's atmosphere and the overall sense of adventure.  Adventures of Pip may not be a game that will shake up the gaming industry but it also doesn't need to.  It's a solid platforming adventure with a fun storyline that introduces some fresh ideas worth trying out.

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EGM
8 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2015

A retro platformer that sets itself apart with the protagonist's transformation from a single pixel into 8- and 16-bit incarnations. Tic Toc Games' impressive pedigree at WayForward is on full display in Adventures of Pip—one of the only problems is that it's not quite as feature-rich as you'd like.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Aug 22, 2015

Adventures of Pip is a charming experience that embraces its pixelated appearance. The platforming can feel occasionally stiff, but Pip succeeds the most when it's not afraid to have fun with its theme.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 5, 2015

Adventures of Pip is a delightful little platformer full of charm, challenge and impeccable level design. While still a little rough around the edges, its mechanics are unquestionably solid, and it's clearly been crafted with the love and talent of a team determined to realize their vision.

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2015

The Adventures of Pip is an example of a perfectly fun platformer. It doesn't do anything exceptionally well, but it's a solid and well-made game. The only things really holding it back are the short length and the unavoidable feeling of repetitiveness that sinks in toward the end. Anyone who is a fan of platformers will find a lot to like here, and the core gameplay stands well enough on its own that I enjoyed the game from almost beginning to end. A little game with a lot of heart, The Adventures of Pip is easily worth a playthrough.

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Gamestyle
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 22, 2015

A solid platformer, with interesting mechanics and loads of charm. Adventures of Pip is a fantastic addition to a crowded genre.

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oprainfall
Jun 9, 2015

In the end result, I was very pleased with Adventures of Pip. It wasn’t a perfect experience, mostly due to the boss fights and recurring glitch, but it was a hell of a lot of fun. The puzzle platforming was a delight, and the hidden villagers add much-appreciated replay value to the relatively short experience. The art and music come together to make a very vibrant and enjoyable experience, and one that shouldn’t be missed for fans of Wii U at a mere $14.99. Whether you get this on Wii U or Steam, Pip is a hero for all resolutions!

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Movies Games and Tech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2021

Overall, Adventures of Pip is 90% formulaic but well-built platformer with 10% juicy, new, resolution-switching puzzling. It’s a good example of a pure action platformer, but there are an awful lot of games in that genre and the question remains whether the bitforce transformations are enough to make it stand out from the crowd. I enjoyed my time with Adventures of Pip and I would recommend it. It’s neither jack-of-all-trades nor master of one, it’s more like ‘proficient at one and a half’, which is good enough for me.

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Nintendo Life
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 3, 2015

The fundamental platforming of Pip and his pixelated prest-o-change-o are where his adventures shine brightest. While nothing else seems to especially stand out or, in some cases, falls somewhat flat (looking at you, secret areas), the overall package is still pleasantly portrayed and is undoubtedly mechanically sound. Certainly worth a look for anyone who likes their pixels with platforming peril.

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Video Chums
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2015

Adventures of Pip is a solid title that stands out of the crowd with gameplay that's both interesting and enjoyable.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2015

It's another pixel platformer that's solid in nature and has something to offer, but does misstep along the way.

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ActionTrip
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2015

As it is good and not great, Adventures of Pip is good enough to play through once, but most likely never again.

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The Game Fanatics
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2015

Even though Adventures of Pip has far too few new ideas, the skeletal system we've played in other games still holds up under a new coat of pixels.

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Hey Poor Player
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Sep 12, 2020

It isn’t difficult to see why Adventures of Pip is still making the rounds on various consoles, despite its age. It’s a fun platformer with a unique gimmick that not only adds to the game but celebrates some of the many forms in which video games have come. It’s not the very first game that I would recommend to Switch-owners. However, it’s still one that I would suggest to those looking for new platforming worlds to explore.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 29, 2015

Adventures of Pip is an inoffensive platformer that doesn't do a whole lot wrong, but it won't stand out in your mind a few days after beating it. While it does last though, it'll bring a smile to your face.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Feb 19, 2016

Adventures of Pip is another welcome title to the growing library of platformers that make an extensive use of pixel art and boast a retro-style visual inspiration as well as multiple puzzle-solving. Each level brings new elements to keep the players closely around the game and its level of challenge goes beyond the plot, encouraging the player to explore and go further.

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PCMag
Isaac Rouse

Top Critic

Jun 24, 2015

Adventures of Pip is a fun, ambitious action-platformer with an original concept, but it has a frustrating power-up system and sparse (though excellent) music.

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Pure Xbox
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 20, 2015

The team at Tic Toc Games have done a great job here for sure, but we just wish that there was either more volume to it in general, or more of a challenge to what is provided. It's definitely an enjoyable enough way to while away a couple of hours.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 2, 2015

Adventures of Pip is the good kind of nostalgia: it doesn't simply mimic the production values of vintage games, nor does it feel the need to constantly allude to their existence. Instead, it revives the design philosophies that made those old titles so inspiring. The result may not be the most forward-thinking game ever produced, but it also doesn't need to be. For anyone looking for a light-hearted platformer with a firm understanding of its own mechanics, Adventures of Pip is the best choice available since Shovel Knight.

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High-Def Digest
Jun 4, 2015

The indie platforming scene is thriving, and the 'Adventures of Pip' is another example of why that's happening. It tells a light and fluffy story but does it with panache, love, and great controls and mechanics. It's perfect for platform fans who want to take a trip down memory lane, or anyone who enjoys jumping on the heads of bad guys.

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NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2020

Adventures of Pip is still enjoyable and inventive, but I'm less forgiving of its quirks now than I was in 2015. I still recommend it, though--the gameplay hook is lovely and the writing is charming.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 18, 2015

Adventures of Pip is sure to provide any fans of the genre with a good few hours of fun, and offers up some very interesting gameplay mechanics to boot. Unfortunately, the game is undermined by some niggling issues and poor design choices, but these don't hinder it enough to obscure an otherwise charming and intelligent little outing.

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Use a Potion
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

I had a good time playing through Adventures of Pip’s platforming escapade and it does have some really neat ideas, even if it doesn’t always utilise them to their full potential. Take the form-swapping for example: it’s a clever mechanic that could allow for a lot of versatility in the level-design, but it instead restricts you to having to utilise specific and often obvious abilities to progress. It’s not a game-breaker by any means and it didn’t stop me from enjoying my time with the game, but it does show that it could have been a lot more. Still, those looking for a fun platforming fix on their Nintendo Switch will certainly have a good time with Adventures of Pip, even if it might not light up their lives as much as similar titles in the genre do.

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Final Weapon
Sep 9, 2020

Adventures of Pip is a fun 2d side scrolling platformer with the twist of changing your moveset on the fly. While I have minor problems with the game it should not be overlooked in the slightest. The charm and gameplay had me wanting to keep exploring Pip's World!

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Nintendo News
3.3 / 5.0
3.3 / 5.0
Jun 8, 2015

Adventures of Pip has a brilliant mechanic with some fun stages, but lacks the level design and difficulty needed to be a high-res star.

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NZGamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2015

Overall I enjoyed Adventures of Pip for its novel aspects and sighed my way through the parts that let it down. If I could go back in time I would definitely play Adventures of Pip again -  frustration, failed witty comments and all - though I'm not so sure I will play this game again anytime soon.

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Geeks Under Grace
6.5 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Adam Mueller
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2020

Though the pixeled ideas of Adventures of Pip are fantastic, mediocre gameplay execution causes them to lose all their edge.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 12, 2020

Overall, Adventures of Pip makes the biggest mistake a game can make: being boring. While the game had a lot of potential, it is brought down by being unmemorable. A great soundtrack cannot justify bland level design, a restrictive bit-switching gimmick, and a lacklustre story. There are far more imaginative and innovative platformers on Switch that deserve a look over this.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded
Pierre-Yves L.

Top Critic

Jun 24, 2015

Adventures of Pip is a solid platformer with a clever little gameplay mechanic, but ultimately doesn't do all that much with it. That being said, away from the mechanics, it was also good to see one of these retro-themed platformers do something more with the art style than simply have it as window-dressing. Adventures of Pip actually turns pixels into part of the gameplay, and that's neat.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2015

It's an undeniably cute platforming adventure that's sure to provide a good few hours of enjoyment, but this is mostly due to it not stepping out of the norm. The Adventures of Pip does little wrong simply by not doing much at all, its colorful stages, tight mechanics and often humorous writing are all disappointingly dulled by an overwhelming and unshakeable sense of déja vu.

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