[PlayStation 4] Pinkman+ Review
Pinkman+ from Green Dinosaur Games and Ratalaika Games is a fast-paced action platformer that is cross-buy on PS4 and PS5. Check out our Pinkman+ review below!
Pinkman+ is a fast-paced, action platformer about a lost man with pink skin, with the ability to jetpack to reach new heights. Run, jump and jetpack through a minimalist and colorful (but deadly) environment called “The Mind.”
Pinkman+ is an action platformer in which you are taking control of a nameless character who seems to be lost. He’s also pink. And since he’s a man… well, he’s Pinkman! Your goal for this one is simply to reach the end of each of the 100 levels that the game has to offer.
The levels begin being easy enough, and the difficulty progressively ramps up at a good pace as you advance through the levels. You’ll have to evade spikes, huge pits, homing missiles, lasers, and more! You also have a jetpack that is activated by pressing the Circle button when you’re in mid-air, and gauging its quickly depleting energy was very fun as I tried to make it to the next platform before it ran out.
The levels are well designed, and one thing that I noticed it’s that the game isn’t frustrating at all. While the difficulty does increase, it never feels unfair. For instance, you might die a lot on one level – but you have unlimited lives – without the whole thing feeling frustrating since you’ll know it was due to a mistake you made. My wife was watching me play most of the campaign, and when I missed a jump, I would just say ‘oops,’ and she would laugh at the situation. You respawn instantly at the closest checkpoint you activated, so you can go back into the action right away.
The presentation is minimalist, with the background and foreground colors changing every time you die, which was nice. There are, however, two of the color palettes that are way too close to the main character’s color, which made it hard for me to see him. As for the trophies, unlocking the Platinum is very straightforward, and you’ll unlock it by playing and completing the first 45 levels out of the 100 levels the game has to offer, which should probably take you roughly half an hour or so, depending on your platforming skills.
There isn’t much to complain about Pinkman+. The game gives you exactly what you see in the trailer and delivers a fun 2D platformer that isn’t too challenging and will net you a new Platinum trophy for your efforts. This is an easy budget game to recommend for platformer fans and trophy hunters alike.
If you’re curious, here’s a trophy guide to help you get through the game even more quickly:
This Pinkman+ review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.