Genre: Casual, Indie, Puzzle Platformer
System: Steam (Windows)
Developer | Publisher: Screen Smith Studios
Controller Support: Yes
Price: US $4.99 | UK £4.29 | EU € 4,99
Release Date: March 29th, 2023
Review code used with many thanks to Screen Smith Studios.
PictoPull is a 2023 casual puzzle game developed by Screen Smith Studios.
PictoPull is a 3D platformer with a level creator and colourful pixel art graphics. The game has a simple gameplay mechanic where players must pull, push and jump on blocks to reach the treasure.
PictoPull boasts over 150 levels spread across ten different environments. The levels in the tutorial are simple, but afterwards, they become more complex as you progress through the game. To add to the challenge, unique tiles and mechanics are added later.
The puzzles are made up of blocks, and the goal is to move them to create steps to climb and reach the treasure at the top. Blocks can only be pulled or pushed if you have something to stand on. If you are stuck, you can skip a level, although to unlock the next environment, you need to complete all the previous levels. There is also a reset, hint, and rewind button, which is particularly helpful in some of the more complex levels. A unique feature of the game is the level editor, which allows you to create and playtest your own levels.
PictoPull’s pixel art graphics are colorful and visually appealing, making the game an enjoyable experience. The game’s story mode takes players through various environments, including a village, forest, island, and more. You can also create your own pixeled avatar. There are Steam achievements available.
PictoPull is a new addition to the block-pulling genre. The game’s simple but challenging gameplay, colourful graphics, and level editor make it a must-play for fans of these kind of puzzles. With over 150 levels and the ability to create and share your own levels, PictoPull offers players endless hours of fun and creativity.
Final Verdict: I Like it
I like the pixel art graphics and how you can create and share your own levels. It’s nice if you get stuck you can skip a level, and having a hint and rewind button is a great feature.