Mail Mole Review (Xbox Series S)

Mail Mole Review (Xbox Series S)

Mail Mole is a charming 3D platformer featuring Molty, the fastest delivery mole, in his quest to save Carrotland from disaster! Explore magical worlds, make new friends, race against Mecha-Moles, find collectibles, solve puzzles and deliver awesomeness to the end of the world!

Pros:

  • Bright chunky cartoon-style graphics.
  • 1.9GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • 3D platformer gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Medals-earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals by beating the level within a time limit.
  • Carrots-collect in level and you lose a percentage of them upon death.
  • Checkpoints.
  • The game plays out where you are moving underground and you jump up to do things like slide or slam boxes, hold jump to go higher.
  • Four areas to explore.
  • Level select for each world.
  • Main hub you can go around.
  • The main goal is to restore power.
  • Fun level variations like slalom style racing levels.
  • Carrots are currency.
  • Radishes-each level has 3 to find and collect and can be exchanged for rewards.
  • Rick’s store-in the hub and is where you buy costume items and accessories.
  • Actions-jump, charged jump, dive, dash, and sprint and you can rewatch tutorials in the action guide menu.
  • Boss battles.
  • Scarlett races-once you finish an area you can race against bots and earn power cells.
  • Easy achievements.
  • Feels laid back.
  • Unlock new shop items by playing.
  • Levels can have special circumstances like collect X amount of keys to open a door.
  • Short bite-sized levels.

Mail Mole Review (Xbox Series S)

Cons:

  • No voicework.
  • Vibrates way too much.
  • Slow pace to it all.
  • Doesn’t show level completion times beforehand.
  • Music all sounds the same.
  • The costumes and accessories are very bland and unappealing.
  • Not great signposting.
  • Races don’t have difficulties or guidelines to help.
  • Only one control layout.
  • One difficulty.
  • Slow death restart.

Mail Mole Review (Xbox Series S)

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.4/10

Summary

A nice little platformer with the Gimmick of you spends most of the game underground! It has a sense of games you have played before but it does demand its own sense of fun and character building. I liked how you could play it as a laid-back sort of game or go real deep and start doing speed run style run-throughs. like I say it never felt like it pushed the genre forward or did anyone thing amazing but it kept it tight, controlled and for that, it is a fun little game that is worth checking out especially if you are a fan of 3D platforming.

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!

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