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[PlayStation 4] Teppo and The Secret Ancient City Review

[PlayStation 4] Teppo and The Secret Ancient City Review
EdEN
  • On February 19, 2024

Teppo and The Secret Ancient City from 7 Raven Studios is a minimalist 2D platformer in which you’ll need to get your hands on as much treasure as possible. Check our Teppo and The Secret Ancient City review!

 

Teppo and The Secret Ancient City from 7 Raven Studios is a minimalist 2D platformer in which you’ll need to get your hands on as much treasure as possible. As the titular explorer, you’ll be taking control of Teppo as he searches for the missing stone fortress allegedly located deep in the Amazon Jungle. After meeting the mysterious Tanaca Wanax, the last chief of an unknown ancient tribe that called themselves the Ugha Lulala, Teppo’s adventure will not be the same.

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Thanks to the technology brought by space visitors over 13,000 years ago, you’ll be using stuff you’re familiar with as well as things such as magical diamond-shaped stones – in a variety of colors – to explore each area. You’ll be collecting hundreds of those magical diamond-shaped stones to power up a portal that can grant access to parallel worlds. Teppo sets out to explore the valley on the border between Brazil and Peru in search of this peculiar location. Do you have what it takes to see this adventure through?

 

You’ll control Teppo with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, making him jump – and double jump – by pressing the X button as needed. You can collect three different weapons as you explore each level: a boomerang, a bomb, and a gun. Use the right analog stick to aim in the direction in which you want to attack, and make good use of the boomerang to collect diamonds or hit enemies from a safe distance. You can switch between weapons by pressing the L1 and R1 buttons. Your currently equipped weapon can then be used by pressing the Square, L2, or R2 buttons.

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As you’ll quickly learn from the tutorial level, you will need to be careful when dealing with enemies because when you jump on top of their heads to crush them or use one of your weapons to attack them, they won’t really be defeated. You’ll notice a small flame remaining in its place and start to circle around at a fast pace. Walk a few steps away from it, and the enemy will respawn right away! This means that if you need to backtrack to collect some of the diamonds you missed, you’ll have to deal with enemies all over again.

 

Along with having to fight against giant bats, spiders, and snakes – there have to be snakes if you’re taking on the role of an adventurer wearing an outfit specifically patterned to remind you of a very famous adventurer – you’ll also have to avoid some hazards. These include spinning buzzsaws, large metallic contraptions with spikes that will try to crush you, spiked balls hanging from a chain, extremely hot lava, and more.

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The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy waiting for you. The list includes 12 Bronze trophies, 5 Silver trophies, and 8 Gold trophies for you to work on. What are some of the objectives you’ll need to complete for that Platinum trophy? You’ll have to complete the tutorial, lose a life for the first time, collect 100 diamonds, jump over 20 enemies heads, use a lever, collect a heart, defeat an enemy with a boomerang, complete each level, and do that while collecting every single diamond in each level, to name some examples.

 

Teppo and The Secret Ancient City is a minimalist 2D platformer in which you’ll need to get your hands on as much treasure as possible. Why? Because all of the diamonds you collect are actually magical stones that you can use to open up portals to parallel worlds! As the intrepid Teppo, it’s your task to collect all the diamonds and find out what happened to the Ugha Lulala. It’s a retro-styled package that pays homage to old-school 2D platformers, which means the level design can sometimes feel a bit cheap with hidden enemies that will damage you before you can react, as well as a short invincibility window. Teppo and The Secret Ancient City is out on PlayStation 4 with a $7.99 price tag.

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Disclaimer
This Teppo and The Secret Ancient City review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by 7 Raven Studios.

Review Overview

Minimalist 2D platformer with some cheap level design
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