Chipmonk!: Review


This game was reviewed on the Xbox Series X.

Reviewed by: David Cameron

Chipmonk! is a spirited side-scrolling brawler that leaps onto the Xbox Series X, inviting players to embrace the chaos of a squirrel's action-packed adventure. As a gamer who enjoys fast-paced action and platforming challenges, I was eager to dive into the world of Chipmonk! This review will explore the game's energetic premise, its brawling mechanics, and the overall experience, ultimately awarding it a score of 6 out of 10.

Graphics and Visuals: Chipmonk! retains its charming and colorful visual style, which now complements the frenetic pace of a side-scrolling brawler. The graphics continue to showcase vibrant environments, endearing character designs, and a world teeming with nutty details.

While the visuals remain charming and family-friendly, they may not push the graphical boundaries of the Xbox Series X. However, the art style successfully retains the game's playful and approachable nature, making it suitable for gamers of all ages.

Gameplay and Mechanics: In this iteration, Chipmonk! takes on a new identity as a side-scrolling brawler, offering players a breakneck action experience. Players control a squirrel with a knack for acrobatics and combat, brawling their way through waves of adversaries while collecting acorns and power-ups.

The gameplay mechanics are accessible and intuitive, allowing for fast-paced combat and dynamic platforming. Chipmonk! excels in providing a casual yet engaging brawler experience, complete with satisfying combos, special moves, and a variety of opponents to defeat.

One of the game's strengths is its improved gameplay innovation, offering players more opportunities for strategy and dynamic combat. It successfully balances accessibility with depth, making it enjoyable for players of different skill levels.

Story and Narrative: While the story remains minimalistic, focusing on a squirrel's quest for acorns, the narrative aligns well with the game's action-oriented theme. The story serves as a backdrop for the frenzied gameplay, providing a sense of purpose to the player's relentless brawling.

Music and Sound: The soundtrack of Chipmonk! continues to complement the frenetic action with upbeat and energetic tunes that enhance the brawler experience. Sound effects, such as the squirrel's acrobatics and combat moves, add to the audio design's immersion.

Replayability and Content: Chipmonk! offers replayability through its diverse levels, challenging opponents, and hidden collectibles. Players can revisit levels to improve their combat skills, uncover secret areas, and engage in action-packed battles.

Conclusion: Chipmonk! on Xbox Series X has evolved into a spirited side-scrolling brawler that delivers a nutty and action-packed adventure. Its continued commitment to colorful visuals, accessible gameplay, and a playful atmosphere make it an enjoyable experience for players of all ages.

The game successfully innovates its gameplay mechanics, offering a more engaging and dynamic brawler experience compared to its platforming predecessor. While it still caters to a casual gaming audience, it now offers a greater degree of depth and excitement in the brawling department.

Overall Score: 6 out of 10

In summary, Chipmonk! is an energetic and engaging side-scrolling brawler on Xbox Series X that provides an action-packed adventure for families and fans of fast-paced action. It's a game that balances accessibility with dynamic combat, offering a nutty journey through a squirrel's quest for acorns.

Reviewed by: David Cameron