[PlayStation 4] Bird Game+ Review
Bird Game+ is one more release from publisher Ratalaika Games, but this time around the game is only available on PlayStation 4 as there is no PS Vita version. Learn more in our Bird Game+ review!
In Bird Game+ you control a bird from a third person perspective as it flies around each of the gameâ€™s levels, avoiding hazards and enemies as you traverse itâ€™s black and white world â€“ or grey and white if you decide to go for the night mode variant available in the options menu under video. Itâ€™s a semi-relaxing experience thanks to the art style and music, while also offering three challenging boss fights to complete, as well as an Endless mode in which you can just fly around for as long as possible.
You can either move your bird left, right, up, and down with the left analog, or you can press the L2 or R2 buttons to enable the motion sensor function so that you can use the motion controls function of the DualShock 4 controller to move the bird around by moving the entire controller. The L1 and R1 buttons can be used to perform a barrel roll to the left and the right, respectively. The Square button is for performing fast turns, and the X button can be used to interact with things as needed. Your health bar is presented at the bottom of the screen, and it will be black when playing in the default setting, or white when playing in dark mode.
As you fly around, you will need to avoid enemies, a variety of bugs such as spiders that move up or down, obstacles along the way, and other hazards. At the end of each of the gameâ€™s three levels, you will enter into a boss fight. Youâ€™ll need to pay attention to its movement and attack patterns so that you can find out a way to defeat it. For example, the first boss is actually a pair of flying bugs, and you will need to avoid their dash attacks until some plant sprout up, to then lure them to you on a path that makes them crash into the plants.
The game includes 11 trophies along with a Platinum after youâ€™ve obtained all the rest. The first trophy you can get is for boosting your speed by flying through any of the many rings you can find in the game. Another easy trophy is for recovering some of your health by grabbing a health pick up, which sorta look like small medals. One more trophy is for collecting a fish with the X button when it jumps out of the water. The rest of the trophies are for reaching and defeating the first boss in the game, and there is another trophy for reaching the second boss in the game. The rest of the trophies are for playing in Endless mode and reaching 50, 100, 150, and 200 points in that mode.
Bird Game+ is a fun and relaxing experience with a solid art style and easy to understand gameplay mechanics available at a budget price of $4.99 on PlayStation 4. Itâ€™s the rare case of a release from Ratalaika Games that is only available on PlayStation 4, with no PlayStation Vita version for a chance at a double Platinum for one low price. Itâ€™s three levels are fun to play through, and once youâ€™re done with that, you can take on the Endless mode to see how many points you can get before your run is over.
This Bird Game+ review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.