Game: Fluffy Milo
System: Nintendo Switch (also on Steam (Windows), PlayStation, Xbox)
Developer | Publisher: East Asiasoft Limited | eastasiasoft
Age Rating: US Everyone | EU 3+
Price: US $4.99 | UK £4.49 | EU € 4,99
Release Date: August 9th, 2023
Review code used, with many thanks to eastasiasoft
Fluffy Milo is a Sokoban-style game that features a cat. In hindsight, Mina should have been the one reviewing this game, as usually, cats are her forté! But this time, I will do my best to shove cartons of milk around to fill up Milo’s bowls.
Shoving Cubes Around
You move Milo around and position him next to the milk carton, so he can shove it in one position in the direction he wants it to go. The levels start out easy and later introduce more milk bowls and other obstacles. The obstacles are mainly in the form of squares that aren’t coloured, which can’t be used to slide Milo or the carton to.
There are 60 stages, grouped in sets of 15. Every set has a different background, depicting the seasons. You have to solve all levels; you can’t move forward unless you do. You can undo a move up to three times, but as I see it, this doesn’t add anything to Fluffy Milo. That’s because it also counts as one undo when Milo moves. It would have been handier if this meant that you could undo up to three times placing the milk carton.
It’s easier just to restart your level and start over, as there’s no penalty for doing so. And as there is no timer either, Fluffy Milo does offer the casual experience it promises.
Sound and Graphics
The graphics are simple. We know Milo is a cat as we see his image in the title image for Fluffy Milo, but he isn’t really depicted as a cat. He is just a block with the same markings and a simple face drawn on one side. If not for the fact that we know we are dealing with a cat and milk, it might just be any object.
The background music is chill and not obtrusive, as it should be. The game works well on Switch, using the directional buttons or the right stick. It doesn’t support the touch screen.
Fluffy Milo is a no-frills sokoban-type puzzle game that has been on Steam for over a year and has now made the jump to consoles. I must say I’m no ace at puzzle games, but the levels don’t seem super challenging to me. This means, however, that it’s casual gaming, and nice to pick up and play during a coffee break.
Note that it’s on offer in the eShop till the end of August, making the price a bit more friendly and in line with the Steam price.
Final Verdict: I Like It