Review: Schrödinger’s Cat And The Raiders Of The Lost Quark

Schrödinger’s Cat And The Raiders Of The Lost Quark (5)

Schrödinger’s Cat is a wacky & colourful puzzle laden platform game, set in a unique quantum physics world. A disaster at a subatomic holiday destination has caused all the primitive particles to escape! Help Schrödinger’s Cat round them up.

Schrödinger’s Cat And The Raiders Of The Lost Quark (4)

Pros:

  • Graphics come at you with a cartoon look. The animations are brilliant and with a host of bright colourful levels and enemies, The game brings the eye candy.
  • Voice over work is some of the best for any game! It has a 90s cartoon feel about and with quick wit and proper emotion, The game will have you laughing like a school kid.
  • Does support controller after a lot of faffing around with settings.
  • Puzzle platformer game.
  • Crazy memorable story line.
  • Quarks: These little umm creature things come in 4 colours and give you different abilities. Combining them has you making things like rocket platforms or a blast of energy to destroy walls or even turning you into a huge booger ball! This is the unique part of the game where you need these quarks in order to progress. For example if you need to get up high but cannot reach it, Collect a few quarks and press up three times on the right stick or arrow keys on the keyboard and you will create a timed helicopter ability. Bosh job done your up. Its one of those mechanics that sounds ard to use but in reality is easier than running and jumping!
  • Frequent checkpoints throughout the levels.
  • Opening tutorial area with brilliant pacing. Pop up hints and tips continue but the bulk of the learning is done in the opening tutorial section.
  • You can look around the level at any time by bringing up the map, This allows you to pan around and see whats ahead or behind.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Cheap price point.
  • Loads of levels with so much variety and challenge, It will keep you busy for a long while yet.
  • Pause menu has a handy list of all quark combos you have discovered/found/unlocked.
  • Has a true pick up and play mentality to it all. Its so easy to jump straight in and have fun.

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Cons:

  • Setting up the controller properly is a nightmare. You cannot assign two actions to one button or get the analogue sticks working right all the time.
  • No proper video options outside of resolution.
  • Screen movement is a bit shaky, Doing quick turns or jumps can sometimes have the screen jar badly as its almost like the screen tries to catch up with your movement. Not a huge deal but still.

Schrödinger’s Cat And The Raiders Of The Lost Quark (2)

In Summary, This is a terrific little game and with some of THE best voice work I have heard in a long time. Players will love the fact that you can just jump straight in. The game is an example of how to make a game playable for all but still give the hardcore fans something to get their teeth into. Its worth a look for sure and is worth the price just for the high production values the game obviously uses. It does have a few sign post issues and you can sometimes feel a bit lost and confused but that’s easily fixed with a bit of exploring. The quarks mechanic is brilliant fun and you could see them with their own cuddly toy line for Christmas! Kids love the game with all the cartoon graphics,bright colours and quark contraptions. Adults like the chilled out nature of it with puzzles getting increasingly harder. Go get it!

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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