Game: Go! Birdie
Genre: Action, Arcade
System: Nintendo Switch (also on Steam & Mobile)
Developers | Publishers: Prime Bit Games
Age Rating: US E | EU 3+
Price: US $4.99 | UK £4.49 | EU € 4,99
Release Date: May 5th, 2021
Review code used, with many thanks to Prime Bit Games.
Go! Bridie is a fast-paced action arcade game from Prime Bit games, released in 2020 for Steam and now released for the Nintendo Switch.
Go little Birdie
Birdie a little nestling listened to the story about a Golden Grain many times. Growing up he dreamed of finding the treasure, however, he didn’t have enough strength and determination. Now, when he is grown up, he has decided to fulfil his childhood dream and find the Golden Grain artefact.
You play as Birdie on a quest to collect all the fruit on each level. Avoiding various monsters as you move around the level collecting the fruit. You have four hearts and if Birdie gets hit four times by various enemies in a level it’s game over and you start from the very beginning of the game again.
Collect all the Fruit
Some of the levels are timed, so it is up to you to make sure you collect all the fruit before the timer runs out. You don’t want to be leaving any fruit behind otherwise birdie might go hungry!
As you play through the levels there are various enemies to avoid as well as traps. Enemies will drop bombs on their way past Birdie, which will remove hearts from his health if he gets caught in the explosion. Birdie can pick up his own power-ups that appear on the playing field to fight back. Go! Birdie reminds me of Pacman with a little of Bomberman thrown in for good luck.
Mind the Obstacles
Helping Birdie collect the fruit will take you through colourful locations. Starting in a green grassy forest, to castles and down to the secrets of the deep sea. It is a nice change-up in the environment as you play the game that keeps it interesting for the player. The music that accompanies Birdie on his quest is cheery and chirpy, though it does get repetitive quickly.
You can try to beat the game in one playthrough which I managed to do, or you can choose to play it chapter to chapter, the choice is yours. Controls are simple as it’s just the joystick that is used to direct little Birdie. Two-player mode is available to play as well, but as usual, I haven’t anyone to try the two-player mode out with… Aww.
Go! Birdie is a simple, easy-going game. It would be suitable to dip in and out for short quick play sessions. There wouldn’t be much replay value in the game but for the few pounds it costs, I wouldn’t expect there to be.
With its easy controls and simple gameplay, as I’ve previously mentioned, it would be a great game for young children to play.
Final Verdict: I Like It