Willy’s Wonderland The Game Review (PlayStation 5)

Willy’s Wonderland The Game Review, a 2.5D beat-em-up game based on the cult film of the same name, in which a group of Animatronics come to life and slaughter people who dare visit Willy’s Wonderland. Players take control of either The Janitor or Liv as they face the hordes of evil commanded by the nefarious Animatronics – Tito Turtle, Siren Sara, Arty Alligator, Cammy Chameleon, Willy Weasel, and more! Try different combinations of punches and kicks to perform different combos and make use of special techniques and powerful abilities to get rid of Willy and his henchmen.

Willy’s Wonderland The Game Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 724.5MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Two difficulties – normal and hard.
  • There are two playable characters.
  • 2.5D action brawler gameplay.
  • Plays like other games in the genre like Streets Of Rage or Turtles.
  • End-of-level breakdown of score and performance.
  • Combo counter.
  • Build up your special moves and abilities.
  • Arcade presentation.
  • Breakable objects that can have food.
  • You can hit enemies on the ground.
  • Hit enemies to break them out of combos.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • You have and can use a set of buffs to get health back or do more damage.
  • Juggle enemies.
  • As you hit enemies you build up the FUN meter and you need this to pull off buffs.
  • Local two-player support.
  • Seven levels to play through.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Aside from the stress in the solo late game, it is a straightforward Platinum trophy.

Willy’s Wonderland The Game Review Cons:

  • No tutorial so you don’t know about all the mechanics.
  • Hit detection can be really bad.
  • The controls are not that responsive so quickly turning or trying to turn when fighting just doesn’t happen.
  • A few enemies actually have unblockable attacks.
  • Does the thing of the boss or mini-boss characters then become normal enemies?
  • So easy to lose your combo.
  • The foreground art is always getting in the way.
  • A lot of damage sponge enemies.
  • Ground attacks don’t always register.
  • You can’t stop a combo.
  • Very infuriating enemies late game that have laser shooting robots that fly and cannot be hit and they jack the numbers up and put clutter in the way.
  • No cutscenes or story.
  • Doesn’t feel unique or different in any way.
  • No online multiplayer or leaderboards making the scoring redundant.
  • No replay value.

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Willy’s Wonderland The Game:

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Developer: Mito Games

Publisher: QUByte Interactive

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


Willy’s Wonderland The Game boasts decent graphics and a manageable download size of 724.5MB. Players are rewarded with a platinum trophy and receive both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions upon purchase. The game offers two difficulty levels, normal and hard, and two playable characters, enhancing its replayability. Its 2.5D action brawler gameplay is reminiscent of genre classics like Streets Of Rage or Turtles, complete with an end-of-level score breakdown and a combo counter. Players can build up special moves and abilities, enjoy an arcade presentation, and utilize breakable objects for in-game food. The FUN meter builds as you hit enemies, unlocking buffs for health recovery or increased damage. Additionally, local two-player support and seven levels with the option to replay them add to the game’s value.

However, the game falls short in several areas. The absence of a tutorial leaves players unaware of all mechanics. Hit detection issues and unresponsive controls can frustrate players, especially when facing enemies with unblockable attacks or trying to maintain combos. Foreground art often obstructs gameplay, and many enemies feel like damage sponges. Ground attacks may not always register, and combos cannot be stopped once started. Late-game challenges include infuriating laser-shooting robots that are difficult to hit due to their flight ability and environmental clutter. The lack of cutscenes or stories, unique features, online multiplayer, leaderboards, and overall replay value diminishes the game’s lasting appeal.

Overall, Willy’s Wonderland The Game delivers a nostalgic brawler experience with some modern conveniences but is hindered by technical issues and a lack of depth in storytelling and gameplay innovation. While it has moments that shine, particularly for fans of the genre seeking local co-op fun, its shortcomings may leave players wanting more from their gaming experience.

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!