[PlayStation 4] Perils of Baking Review
Perils of Baking from Lillymo Games is a fun indie 2D platform out on PlayStation 4. Come learn more about it in our Perils of Baking review!
In Perils of Baking, you take on the role of the younger of two brothers who must stop the evil plans of his brother before it is too late. To do this, you must complete the 40 levels in the game as you do everything from running and jumping on the floor and the ceiling, driving a minecart, swimming, and more. You will take on this adventure with infinite lives, so you can take things at your own pace as you explore each stage, collect the four special cookies that spell out BAKE, and eat all the food you can.
You move with the left analog stick or the D-Pad and can run by holding down on the Square button. The X button is for jumping, and you can use the L2 and R2 buttons to check what’s behind you or ahead of you on the screen so that you can be ready for any enemies out to get you or any hazards you need to avoid. For every 50 food that you collect you will gain one extra hit point, which is very handy since enemies are fast and can quickly drain your health, especially since you only start with the one hit point. If you manage to get a full health bar, which you’ll notice since you’ll get a chef’s hat, and then collect an extra 50 food, you’ll gain the ability to attack by pressing the Square button to throw a frying pan, or you can also use the R1 button to swing the frying pan for a melee attack.
In this one, you’ll end up going against running donuts, flying cookies, flaming pieces of toast, walking fire hazards, giant cookies, bat fire, bottomless pits, deadly spikes, firecrackers, pretzels, corn candy, gumball machines, ice cream, donuts, waffles and falling spikes. And every tenth level you will run into a boss stage where you’ll need to get to the boss to learn its movement and attack patterns to defeat it so that you can carry on with your quest on the next set of levels.
On top of the regular 40 stages, you will also run into some hidden levels which are short and to the point and add some extra content to the mix. In the hidden levels, your goal is to eat as much food as possible before time runs out or you reach the exit, which changes the pace of the game since you’ll be rushing to eat as much as you can in a short period of time instead of taking your time to slowly explore the area. These are great for grabbing a ton of extra food so that you can start working towards the several food-related trophies in the game.
Speaking of that, trophy hunters will be happy to learn that the game includes a Platinum trophy and that it’s not a very challenging one – nor is it time-consuming! You’ll get trophies for finding warps and secrets, for defeating each of the game’s bosses, for eating a ton of food, for learning to fly, learning to swim, learning to drive, for reaching full health, and more. It’s a varied list that will keep you busy for around 3 to 4 hours depending on your experience with 2D platformers, and you’ll be earning trophies all over the place as you take on this game.
Perils of Baking is a fun 2D platformer on PS4 with more than enough content to justify its asking price. The graphics are a bit on the raw side, but the gameplay is fun and that more than makes up for things. If you’re looking for a new 2D platformer on PS4, then be sure to check this one out!
This Perils of Baking review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Lillymo Games.