Whipseey and the Lost Atlas shows promise with its cute art style and nice soundtrack, but without longer levels or collectibles to encourage replay value, the minor annoyances that drag this game down are all the more apparent. If you have a few bucks to blow, you can try it out, but otherwise just stay away.
The problem with Whipseey and the Lost Atlas is that it doesn't do anything to differentiate itself from the platformers it has clearly been inspired by. And despite looking, sounding and controlling wonderfully, Blowfish Studio's two dimensional platformer invites unflattering comparisons due to its lack of originality. It may be a fun way to spend an hour, but here is a reminder… Kirby's Adventure is an NES game from 1993 that is more than twice the length of Whipseey and the Lost Atlas.
On paper Whipseey is a lovely tribute to the days of the Kirby games, but when the entire game is shorter than just the first world of Kirby's Adventure – which is already available as part of the Switch Online NES collection – we just can't recommend you spend your money on it. If this was a free demo teasing a full adventure we'd be demanding you play it, but if this is really all there is that's incredibly poor.
Whipseey and the Lost Atlas looks great and I liked the retro inspired music, but it's a short game. It also lacks exciting features and objectives to keep the player interested. Would be a good game for younger kids though.
I enjoyed Whipseey but I wish it had deeper gameplay mechanics and maybe some sort of progression system. Its bright, clean and not very expensive. Its a good one for trophy hunters, it has a fun trophy list to complete and does not overstay its welcome or become repetative.
The addition of "Lost Atlas" in the title attempts to add some mystery and intrigue to Whipseey, but even Kirby would spit this one out.
Whipseey and the Lost Atlas may be a cute and somewhat fun 2D platformer but it's a bit too unforgiving as well as incredibly short.
The makings of a good game are scattered throughout Whipseey, but it really needs to be fleshed out and polished to appeal to anyone other than the most ardent fans of the genre.
Whipseey and the Lost Atlas is a decent platformer that has some genuinely fun moments, but the lack of variety in its gameplay mechanics and a quick runtime see it fall short when compared to similar titles in the genre. It’s not that anything it does is ever bad per se, but rather that it doesn’t do enough to really capture the imagination. With its low price-point it might be worth checking out if you’re a platforming fan, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting more from this pink hero’s little adventure.
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Whipseey and The Lost Atlas is a decent title, for a short trip if you’re looking for a cheap platformer. Sadly, I felt the game never evolved into something special. I see a lot of untapped potential here and the makings of a game that could have been great.