Well, in this example, it is a question of ‘how?’ Instead of ‘why?’ .
The standalone adventure might be on the brief side, and home to some too familiar inspiration *cough* Donkey Kong Country Gamble *cough*, but there’s enough meat on the bone to return for another bite.
And ‘this is amazing!’ . The premise is simple: get the chicken, slothfish or another creature of your choice towards the end of the level in 1 piece.
A wealth of checkpoints are scattered throughout, and with an easy push of’-‘, warping back to keep retrying these tough-to-beat segments is easy and fast. Tucked away are bonus stages — one per degree – which offer an extra challenge for those lovers of 100% completion, and even though these phases are much shorter in length, they are considerably harder to beat. However, having a world that is thoroughly completed provides heavy incentive to thoroughly explore all this game offers.
With physics being in the forefront of gameplay (take 1 look at the promotion and you will see), you will want to use the control stick so your Chicken hero can tilt his way of transportation for a long leap – or a deadly nosedive if misjudged. Tilt too much and the odds of blasting full-speed to your death are significantly increased. A couple of degrees in and mastering the art of slow flight and reaching the finish line becomes less frustrating and more enjoyable and can be helped by the slow and comfortable learning curve.
To the funny (and adorable ) chirping of Chicken as he sits in his jetpack automobile, to the ragdoll physics of this sloth yanking his lanky, hairy arms round the platforms; points of persistent frustration are easier to swallow with little details that often keep us grinning from ear to ear.
Along with the imaginatively-designed levels from the single-player style, a fully-fledged level editor is available to use from the get-go. It is daunting to use initially but sit down and spend some time with the editor and there is loads of scope to create your own impressive pieces of work – but patience is advised as it is a little on the fiddly side. While being given generous access to all of the resources the programmer used when creating the name may not interest a while, having the choice to allow the creative juices flow will be thankfully received by many.
The active community has conjured up some imaginative masterpieces, and using a nifty upvote option, we stumble across a replica of an iconic Super Mario level, a point so complicated that it blows our tiny minds and some genuinely mind-boggling mixtures of brilliance and practical nonsense. There are, however, creators out there in the area with their primary aim to troll since there’s a deluge of creations hopeless to even begin; a little annoyance, but then again it is an open platform and it is to be expected. Having a continuous stream of phases to jump in at any moment is an attractive and accessible feature making Animal Super Squad more replayable as there is never really a lack of material to sink your teeth into.