Game: Rikki & Vikki
Available Platforms: PC, Atari 7800 ProSystem
Price: $9.99 (USD)
Reviewed on: PC
Genre: Platformer, Action, Puzzle
Release date: Dec 26, 2018 & Jan 14, 2019 (Atari)
Hello and welcome to Jay’s Game Reviews! Today I am reviewing PenguiNet’s co-op platformer game Rikki & Vikki
Rikki & Vikki is a 1-2 player puzzle platformer. Players must collect all of the keys in each stage to progress getting progressively more difficult as the game goes. The game brings back the classic look with it’s retro style graphics and increasing difficulty. So, let’s take a look at the good and the bad for Rikki & Vikki!
- Fun and entertaining. Rikki & Vikki is a fan and charming game that is fun solo, but really shines with a friend! Players can help each other to gather each stage’s keys and rack up some high scores.
- Challenging. Like most old school games from the 1980’s and 1990’s (which is what this game feels like), the game gets harder the further the player gets. Each stage adds new challenges and obstacles for players to overcome.
- Simplistic design. While the game is challenging, it also keeps things simple enough that players can figure out the objective without being told what to do. There is no need for a tutorial, and that is something that modern games seem to lack.
- Sound and music. This game features a nice catchy “8 bit” style tune, as well as the sound effects.
- Simple graphics. Rikki & Vikki boasts: “High-definition graphics with seven dazzling colors.” This helps the game to look and feel more like a classic “Megaman” or “Bubble Bobble” title rather than a 2019 game, and that is absolutely fantastic!
- Controls are frustrating. Even after configuring the controls they are frustrating on a keypad. You are only able to bind letters and numbers and for players who have the spacebar ingrained into their brain as the jump key for nearly every other game, it is very annoying. I did however go back and try with me Steam Controller and the game was much easier to control.
While I did find this game quite enjoyable and challenging, I would highly recommend playing with a friend to get the most out of it. You can use a control to relieve the frustration of the controls, but I have yet to test this with two players. All-in all, I think this is a fun and charming game that deserves to be enjoyed by gamers everywhere!
Does this weeks game sound fun to you? You can pick up Rikki & Vikki yourself over on the Steam store and play with your friends!
I Rate this game 87 out of 100
Check out YouTuber RushJet1’s video below:
You can check out my first impressions video below: