Review: Grab the Bottle (PlayStation 4)

The story of the game begins in the 50s, somewhere in rural America, where one particularly strong-minded baby is taking his first steps and discovers that anything is possible. Especially as he seems to have an infinitely stretchy arm.

Pros:

  • Pop art style graphics with hand-drawn sprites.
  • 706.1MB Download size.
  • Gameplay- Move a stretchy hand around a series of obstacles in the level, Grab the bottle and return it.
  • Collectibles in every level.
  • Tutorial level.
  • Some items can be interacted with in level like pushing a ball or open a door.
  • Swish comic book/Pop art influenced presentation and menu structure.
  • Simpler gameplay.
  • Can make items interact with each other.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Unlock bonus levels.
  • Difficult.
  • Simple yet effective.
  • Great time waster.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Controls are easy.
  • Can get addictive.
  • Easy trophy list.

Cons:

  • Very basic.
  • Same music tracks over and over.
  • Little replayability.
  • Some hit detection can be dodgy.
  • Lack of help/hints for younger players.
  • Grabbing the bottle can be difficult and very time sensitive.

The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 5/10
    Sound - 5/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

Very simple looking but it does one thing and does it very well, It is very approachable and can be fun. I managed to do a huge chunk of the game but to be honest it came across more of a now and then game to play due to its repetitive nature. That said its a game that has easy trophies if they are what gets you going. In short, Simple but effective puzzler.

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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