[PlayStation 5] Kinduo Review
Kinduo from Ratalaika Games is a colorful single-player or local co-op 2D puzzle platforming game on PlayStation. Check out our Kinduo review!
Kinduo from Ratalaika Games is a colorful single-player or local co-op 2D puzzle platforming game on PlayStation. You’ll be taking control of two elemental friends who must work together in order to find a way to return to their island. They will need to push boxes here and there, use electricity to connect objects, break ice blocks, make things go boom, and more! The game includes over 30 levels to complete, so you’ll definitely be busy as you try to find the right solution to each puzzle.
For playing Kinduo on your own, you’ll control each character with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, switching between them with the Triangle button. Both characters can jump with the X button. The rock character has a shorter jump than the lighting bolt character – one block high vs. two blocks high. The rock character can push blocks and boxes, while the lighting bolt character can use its energy to electrify some blocks and contraptions. Later on, the rock will gain access to a ground pound, while the lighting bolt character will be able to pull off an air dash.
The difficulty for the puzzles in Kinduo increases at a steady pace. It could be as easy as using one character to push a block over the ledge, so that the other one can jump over a gap and reach the exit door, or having to push a block so that one of the characters can reach a switch that can be activated with electricity to make a platform move up and down, so that the other character can then push a block with a lighting bolt on it, in order to activate it with electricity, so that both characters can reach the exit.
Kinduo has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy to unlock. The trophies will pop once you gain the ground pound ability, the dash ability, for using the lighting bolt character’s electricity power to burn a flower, for activating three buttons on the same stage, for destroying an ice block, for blowing up a snowman, for breaking everything in one particular stage, for finding a special egg in one level (hint: it’s on level 25), for beating all regular stages, and for beating the final hidden stage in the game.
Kinduo is a colorful and fun single-player or local co-op 2D puzzle platforming game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It has 30 levels and one secret stage to offer, with a good difficulty curve that won’t feel overwhelming. Add a Platinum trophy and the game being Cross-Buy, and you have an easy indie game to recommend on PlayStation, given its low $4.99 price.
This Kinduo review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.