Review: Castle Pals (PlayStation 4)

One night, Kylee and Owen stumbled upon creepy Castle Pookapick and decide to uncover its secrets! Nothing could possibly go wrong, could it? Play as two different characters! Punch your way through enemies with Kylee and fly above your enemies while avoiding traps as Owen.


  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 120.8mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Platform racer gameplay.
  • Goal-get to the exit in the quickest time.
  • Play as 3 different characters.
  • Instant restarts.
  • Easy Platinum.
  • Basic tutorial.
  • Checkpoints.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Quick to grasp.


  • Only have to do a handful of levels for the platinum.
  • No reason for collecting gems.
  • Didn’t explain the timer.
  • Tedious sections.
  • Short playtime.
  • No replay value.
  • The game has some slowdown which messes up the timing of jumps.



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


Castle Pals has a very simple formula. Take one of 3 characters and race against the clock to the finish line, on the route to the fi Ish line will be enemies, obstacles, and platforming. It all plays out well enough, each character can do something another character cannot, and it’s fine. However, the game does have slowdown and tedious platform sections but it’s not constant I might add. A fun pick up and play platformer with a platinum trophy list that takes minutes to get!

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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