[PlayStation 5] Kid Ball Adventure Review
Kid Ball Adventure from eastasiasoft, Spoonbox Studio and Ratalaika Games is a colorful 2D autojumping platformer on PlayStation. Check our Kid Ball Adventure review!
Kid Ball Adventure from eastasiasoft, Spoonbox Studio and Ratalaika Games is a colorful 2D autojumping platformer on PlayStation. You’ll be taking control of the titular character who goes out on a quest to go after the evil dragon and dark knight that have captured her love. You’ll have to overcome 100 levels before being able to take on the final boss, as you avoid hazards and try to get from Point A to Point B in one piece, collecting a key to open the door that will lead you to the next stage, and grabbing some gems along the way.
You can play either Adventure Mode, which will take you through all 100 levels as you work on sets of 10 at a time, or Time Trial Mode, in which your goal will be to complete each level as fast as possible. You’ll also have to avoid enemies that move around the ground or that are flying on a preset pattern, not land on the extremely sharp spikes, avoid the spinning buzzsaws, thwomp-like blocks that will come crashing down to try and squish you, enemies that bounce super high, spinning spikes, and more.
The controls are very simple since Kid Ball will constantly autojump at all times. Because of this, all you need to worry about is moving him around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad as you time his jumps to avoid enemies and hazards, collect the key, and grab gems. If you collect ten gems, you’ll be rewarded with an extra life, and there are always several gems along the path that will lead you to the key and then to the exit.
Trophy-wise, this is an easy game to work on since it only has 11 Gold trophies to unlock before you can add a new Platinum trophy to your collection. The trophies are all tied to the Adventure Mode option and will pop after getting your first key, getting an extra life after collecting 10 gems, after collecting 50, 100, and 150 gems, after jumping over a blue enemy, jumping over a flying enemy, and once you’ve completed rooms 5, 10, 15, and 20. And since the game is Cross-Buy, if you have a PlayStation 5, you can get two trophies for your collection!
If you’re looking for a simple 2D autojumping platformer at a low price, then this one certainly fits the bill. It’s easy to control, and the difficulty increases at a steady pace. Add some boss fights and how – plot twist – you’ll change characters and will have to rescue Kid Ball after beating half the stages, and you have a fun but simple 2D platformer on Sony’s consoles. Kid Ball Adventure is available as a Cross-Buy game at a budget price of $4.99, giving you both the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game at no extra cost.
This Kid Ball Adventure review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.