Animal Super Squad (PC) (2018)

Overview: A physics-based platformer.

Ruthie the chicken wearing a rastacap riding the Flush Master

Today I continued my goal of breaking even on my Humble Bundle purchases; I'm currently trying to break even with the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2018 bundle. While the bundle consists of about 70 games, many of them are obscure or have a low all-time sale price or don't immediately appeal to me. As with the case of Animal Super Squad, I mainly base my initial impression of a game on it's current Steam ratings and/or reviews. If I get a good impression, then I'll blindly try the game out and see if I enjoy it. In the case of Animal Super Squad, I ultimately did enjoy it to some extent.

Setup: Keyboard.

Steam Game Time: 90 minutes

Ethan the sloth wearing a banana hat

+ Casual, yet reasonably challenging
+ Fun level design
+ Amusing
+ Learning is built into the level design

~ Interesting that the game doesn't have an in-level timer, because this type of game lends itself to being timed

Ruthie wearing a fez riding the Bike+Kopter

Minor Con:
- There was one part in a level where I got stuck in a big barrel (even after resetting to the checkpoint) and couldn't figure out why; I still don't know for certain but at one point I managed to get past the big barrel (if I were to guess, then I was able to pass the barrel by ditching the vehicle).

I was initially unimpressed by the feel of the game, but the gameplay experience grew on me. I started to enjoy the variety of obstacles which the game threw my way. However, I was only driven to play all the main levels (a total of 10) in the first area, Boulogner Forest.

Overall, it's a game worth trying out and likely one of the stronger offerings in the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2018 bundle.

Pokla the fish wearing an Amanita

Animal Super Squad (PC) (2018)

Relevant Links:
Animal Super Squad (PC) (
Animal Super Squad (Steam Store Page)

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