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Flipping Death Review

Flipping Death

Release: 07/08/2018
Publisher: Rising Star Games
Developer: Zoink!
Genre: Adventure, Genres, Indie, Nintendo Switch Categories, Other, Platformer, Puzzle, Switch Reviews
PEGI: T
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Earlier this week, I wrote about Flipping Death a bit. It is currently available on the Nintendo Switch eshop. Thanks to Zoink! Games though, I was able to play the game early. And what I found was…well…check out my review to find out what I thought of the game!

Flipping Death’s story is nuts. It is just really weird, strange, odd, silly, and completely wonderful. I love the dialogue in this game especially. Flipping Death has a unique sense of humor!

And everyone in the game is someone you either love or love-to-hate. Penny, the main character, is the coolest of them all. Flipping Death, at its heart, is an adventure game and with any adventure game, you must have a good story. Flipping Death has a great one. The gameplay is excellent too.

If you played Zoink’s previous game, Stick It to the Man, then you’ll have a sense of Flipping Death’s basic gameplay. Much like Stick It, Flipping Death is a 2D sidescrolling adventure experience. It also has a lot of platforming like the other game. None of this is a bad thing, in fact Zoink has managed to improve everything about this basic gameplay and add some cool new components.

Penny travels across two worlds, the world of death and the world of life, in order to “put right what once went wrong” (Quantum Leap reference of the day. Look it up!).

She travels to the world of life by possessing the living. While Penny can read peoples thoughts when she possesses them, much like Stick It, she can also control people and make them do whatever, even poke people.

There is another, smaller thing, that Zoink has added to Flipping Death that makes it better than Stick It to the Man and thats the hint system. If you ever get to stuck in Flipping Death, pause the game and look under hints in the menu. Most of the time, these hints will help you discover what you have to do next. Very handy!

Flipping Death may be similar to Stick It to the Man in some ways, but the new elements and improved controls make this game even better than Zoink’s previous effort. Flipping Death looks better too!

Flipping Death’s visuals may seem similar to Zoink’s other comedic game, Stick It to the Man, on the surface but everything about Flipping Death is new and improved. From the environments to the characters to the objects, Flipping Death is more like a Tim Burton cartoon than Stick It to the Man and thats saying a lot. Zoink! did a fantastic job with the visuals in this game.

And the audio! Wow. The voice acting in this game is perfect. The music is top notch and the sound effects are just as bizarre as you might imagine. To be honest, everything about this game is bizarre but if you let it, Flipping Death will suck you in.

Flipping Death is one of those games where you’ll either go “I must play that!” or look at it and think its too bizarre and avoid it. To those people who would avoid it, give this game a try despite what your gut is telling you. Flipping Death is strange. Its also a heck of a lot of fun.

Thanks to Zoink! Games for providing a digital code of this game for review. Flipping Death is now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop!

 

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Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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