Rusty Sprout Rescue Adventure Review (PlayStation 4)

Rusty Sprout Rescue Adventure Review (PlayStation 4)

Cocco the evil pirate has kidnapped all the children from Rusty’s village. Now, he needs you to help him defeat Cocco and his monsters. Navigate with Rusty Spout through five different beautiful worlds, each one with 10 amazing levels. Beat Cocco’s monsters at the end of each world in an epic boss battle.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 566.5MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Controller-two styles with one being fast and one being slow for rotation.
  • Colorblind support.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Local leaderboards.
  • Four game modes- Story, Endless, Battle, and Challenge.
  • Tutorials-on/off.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Game-match colored balls to pop them and clear all to complete the level.
  • Can swap between different balls loaded into your cannon.
  • 50 levels to play through.
  • A timer on when to shoot otherwise it will do it automatically.
  • Level timer for a bonus.
  • Balls will stick together.
  • Clear a stack and any connected below will drop off at the same time.
  • Guide bar to show where the ball will go.
  • As you play the level scrolls down.
  • Seven characters to unlock.
  • Endless mode-3 difficulties-easy, normal and hard. Pick a character and play, the background, and music will change as you play.
  • Power-ups will appear on the level like bombs or pop all of one color.
  • Simple idea.
  • Basic controls.
  • Boss battles.
  • Easy to get into for all players.

Rusty Sprout Rescue Adventure Review (PlayStation 4)

Cons:

  • only story mode is unlocked at the start.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • English translations a bit off in places.
  • Ball rotation is bad and can have needless extra work for the player like If you have one ball left it will give you every color but the one you need.
  • The guide is only some levels.
  • Slowdown happened a few times.
  • Characters are just cosmetic.
  • Feels like a mobile game with upscaled graphics.
  • Music is very generic and safe.
  • No idea what the power-ups are.
  • Balls seem way too sticky.
  • Not as fun without the guide.

Rusty Sprout Rescue Adventure Review (PlayStation 4)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Rusty Sprout Rescue Adventure is a game that plays really well and looks great with its cartoon-like graphics and jovial animations. You may notice the gameplay screens and that’s because these games were all over the place at one point and even the Bubble Bobble Bros had a pop at it with puzzle Bobble. Going a bit less in the puzzle direction, Rusty Sprout Rescue Adventure is more an arcade game whereby you are up against the clock on story mode and against the tides of balls in endless mode. Sure challenge mode is more puzzle-focused but that takes a while to unlock and is just a mode and not the whole thing. The controls are simple enough, all you need to do is move the cannon, change the ball, and fire. It plays fine all though I was surprised at how many times it would slow down or judder which in turn would knock a shot timing off. I didn’t like much of the music and overall the presentation was that of a high-end mobile game with controller support. It has no local leaderboards and the game does have a ball problem, it won’t stop spawning the wrong balls making levels longer than needed and frustrating the player. You can get fun from it and when it’s going your way it is a good one of those but it just has so many hiccups along the way it kind of stops the fun dead.

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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