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Turnip Boy Robs a Bank

Developer: Graffiti Games

  • Price: $14.99
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2024
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • Breaking away from the more Zelda-esque adventure of the original to go roguelike feels like a smart move

    Typically when you see characters returning for another gaming run after some initial success, you can assume the developers are taking the opportunity to re-explore and refine the previous offering to make something more polished. In this case though, while the somewhat vacant stares of Turnip Boy and his odd veggie criminal associates remain, the style of play has taken a radical turn. This time opting for a twin-stick roguelike shooter / slasher feel, it’s a somewhat more fulfilling ride in my mind.

    Though he typically doesn’t have anything to say, Turnip Boy tends to be a root vegetable of action with a particular taste for mayhem. In each run you’ll bust into the bank, armed with whatever gear, weaponry, and perks you’ve been able to accumulate back at your base, and you’ll only have only a limited amount of time to shake down and steal anything you can before the cops arrive. Initially you’ll need to be a bit more conservative since you start out without much going for you, but if you’re careful, are sure to get back to your truck in time, and accumulate some loot, you’ll be able to start balancing things out a bit better. It will take a bit of time and grinding, but with so much variety in the floors you’ll deal with, gear to unlock, and secrets to uncover, it’s pretty engaging. Throw in a pretty quirky sense of humor, and plenty of twinges of weirdness, and it’s a pretty entertaining mix that may not be at the top of the roguelike heap, but still does a good job of justifying giving it a look.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.2]

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