Chipmonk Review (PlayStation 4)

For this Chipmonk Review, we find out that the gluttonous gray squirrel has stolen all the land’s food stores, threatening the forest’s inhabitants with starvation. Embark on a perilous journey as a chipmunk martial arts master — Grey, Cheeks, or Red — as you battle a multitude of foes in a heroic attempt to recover the stolen food.

Chipmonk Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 213.8MB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Works on Playstation 5.
  • Graphics settings – screenshake, and pop-ups.
  • Controller settings – vibration, 2x forward sprint, and 2x to roll.
  • Side-scroller fighting gameplay.
  • Perks – on/off.
  • Leaderboard support.
  • The help menu shows controls and advanced moves.
  • Three game modes – adventure, Duel, and onslaught.
  • Three characters – Red, Grey, and Cheeks. Each has unique stats like speed, health, and power.
  • Two-player local support.
  • Side scroller with full movement as in up and down, left and right.
  • Plays like a homage to Golden AXE.
  • Get temporary power-ups.
  • You can kick rocks into enemies or pick up and throw logs.
  • End of stage boss fights.
  • Set pieces can happen where you kick flies to get health and mushrooms.
  • Mushrooms power your special move.
  • You can pick up and throw enemies at each other.
  • A little assortment of environmental hazards you can trigger.
  • animated backgrounds with enemies jumping in from the foreground.
  • Special moves fill the screen and do damage to everyone on screen.
  • Nice looking locations.

Chipmonk Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Bad hit detection.
  • No blocking so cheap shots are constant.
  • Boss fights are just huge sponges and cheap shots.
  • The movement no matter the character is slow. only a small pool of enemy types.
  • All the modes land up just playing the same over and over.
  • No online play.
  • Cheap shots coming in from off the screen.
  • A small set of attacks.
  • It’s not that fun.

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Chipmonk:

Official website.

Developer: Niemi Bros Entertainment

Publisher: QUByte Interactive

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PlayStation

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
7/10

Summary

Chipmonk is a side-scroller fighting game with decent graphics and a download size of 213.8MB. It offers a platinum trophy and works on Playstation 5. The game features three modes – adventure, Duel, and onslaught, and three characters – Red, Grey, and Cheeks, each with unique stats. It also supports two-player local play and has leaderboard support.

However, the game has some drawbacks. It has bad hit detection and no blocking mechanism, which leads to constant cheap shots. The boss fights are just huge sponges and cheap shots. The movement, no matter the character, is slow. There’s only a small pool of enemy types and all the modes end up playing the same over and over. There’s no online play and cheap shots coming in from off the screen are common. The game also lacks fun due to a small set of attacks. Overall it is an homage to Golden Axe but with Chipmunks, It has alright combat but outside of co – op its a hard slog and not that rewarding.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!