Did you know that the game “Sokoban” which was created by Hiroyuki Imabayashi was only published in 1982? It was such a success that we even know “Sokoban” (倉庫番 translates to ‘warehouse keeper’) as a whole genre today. It also has a big fan base all around the globe that is always hungry for more. So, the developers “Djingarey” created a new adventure for them: Talak, a little raccoon, has lost his firefox friend Mango. The players’ job is helping him to find his little furry companion in the great pyramid of Toutanrâton. Let’s jump right in!
What awaits you is a well balanced game: It starts with the nice design that is 3D animated but has hand-drawn touches that add 2D elements. The sandy, warm colors are calming and fitting to the environment, as is the music. Finally, the gameplay is thought-through and well-explained in the demo tutorial.
Besides the main game with its pre-designed levels, there is also a labyrinth editor in which you are able to create your own ones! While it is fun to challenge the main trials of the game, this is such a fun and enjoyable way to additionally engage with this app. And I bet, you’ll like to tinker around with level design since Ninendo released the “Super Mario Maker”, don’t you?
But wait, there’s more! If creativity isn’t your forte, you still get to appreciate the level editor: You can download the labyrinths fellow players have created in the “Community’s labyrinths” section! Yee-haw!
Like everywhere: where there is light, there is shadow of course. But thankfully, this game is still well illuminated, so to speak.
The first shadow that dims the game experience is the fact that the screen is sometimes cut off. If you click onto the “?” for example, it is impossible to read upper instructions on my phone (Samsung S8).
Secondly, the resolution options seem to be a slightly buggy. If you swipe across the graphics options, it is possible to select more than one option. Also, there isn’t really a visible difference between low graphics and high ones?
Lastly, I’d like to give some food for thoughts. While I immensely enjoyed the ad-free game play I’ve thankfully got to experience thanks to a promo code, I would like to propose the option of a free version (with ads used in moderation), so that more people get to enjoy this app. Or, alternatively, to add at least some free levels so others get an introduction to the game before deciding on buying it.
If you and/or your kids like the genre, try helping Talak to find Mango and download the game here for 2,99€!
All pictures are in-game screenshots.