Definitely geared for the younger, or more casual, crowd this is roughly a kids’ play version of multiple titles and genres
While those days are truly getting to be far in my rear view mirror I have fond memories of playing with friends outside when I was a kid (oh, how things have changed in the past 40-ish years). Sometimes we’d play cops and robbers, sometimes we’d be super heroes, just in general the power of imagination and group play generally made for a good time. I see Lil Gator and his charming adventure being completely and convincingly in that very same mold, making it possible for a mere stick to be a sword, and to have fun running around dispatching cardboard stand-ups as your enemies among other activities. There’s just a wonderfully innocent and energetic spirit to the game, enough so that it’s easier to overlook how simple so much of it is, just being taken in by its honest taste of playing with friends from so long ago. It won’t wow you with its presentation or mechanics, but you’d be hard pressed not to at least smile at its sheer wholesomeness and simply joyous spirit.
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