Maybe it’s the 80s kid and 90s twenty-something in me, but I’ll admit that when a game features a slice of life from my own heyday, made clear by your character working in their mom’s video rental store, it can quickly get my attention. With your mom backed into the wall by a mafioso lon shark you decide it’s time to hit the pavement to gather up enough money to save the day… the only issue is that it’s going to take a boatload of cash to do so. With no simple solutions in mind, when you run into a slippery fellow in town, a new plan is hatched… to hit the road with him and get the cash through less savory, but undoubtedly effective, means. What follows is a mix of road trip fun, weird characters, and generally upbeat and fun classic adventure play. Sure, you’ll be periodically going around and picking pockets (via a pretty simple mini game, though the more you’re trying to grab the tougher it gets), but for the most part otherwise you’ll spend your time talking to people, resolving issues, and exploring every nook and cranny at every stop you make to look for your means to success. Clocking in a very reasonable handful of hours of playtime it’s a very colorful, generally light-hearted, and undoubtedly odd adventure that’s worth a look.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.5]