Hatup Review (PlayStation 5)

This Hatup Review is us taking on the role of a little purple humanoid as I try and navigate tricky puzzle stages that change depending on whether I am wearing a fez-style hat or not! Hatup is a precision platformer with single-screen stages where the objective is to avoid spikes and other traps while collecting keys and toggling platforms on and off.

Hatup Review

Hatup Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics with a mix of cartoon and pixel art.
  • 169.6MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Precision platformer gameplay.
  • Tutorial signs in the level.
  • Two difficulties – Normal and hard.
  • 30 levels.
  • The gimmick is the Fez hat as when you are wearing it certain blocks appear and when you are not wearing it other blocks show up.
  • The goal of the game is to get to the exit wearing your hat.
  • Tight controls.
  • Easy trophies.

Hatup Review

Hatup Review Cons:

  • No replay value.
  • Difficulty choices don’t really change anything.
  • The music is rather one note.
  • Cannot skip any levels you get stuck on.
  • Doesn’t have any scoring or timed options.
  • No game settings.

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Hatup Review


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Developer: Naoka Games

Publisher: Eastasiasoft

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 5/10
    Music - 5/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


You will play this game once and that’s about it, it doesn’t offer any big challenges and is a one-and-done game. It plays fine as it goes for a precision platformer but it never really pushes the envelope and instead just has a load of levels where you ha e to get to the end of the level to trigger something to just then go back to the start to do one thing differently. I never had fun but I never hated it, luckily the trophies were easy to nab so I had something to show for it otherwise it felt like a mobile game that got big.

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!