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Dreamworks Trolls Remix Rescue


Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: GameMill Entertainment
Developer: Petit Fabrik
RRP: £39.99 - £49.99 (Deluxe Edition)
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Age Restrictions: 3+
Release Date: 27 October 2023

Play as Poppy, Branch and more of your favourite DreamWorks Trolls as you explore, smash, dance and battle your way towards rescuing the Troll Kingdom from a melodic mastermind who’s trying to alter the Trolls’ musical harmony...

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Journey through Troll Kingdom in a quest to save it

For young gamers who are huge fans of Trolls, Dreamworks Trolls Remix Rescue allows them to interact with their favourite characters.

You can choose to play as a number of Trolls, including Poppy, Branch, Guy Diamond and others as you explore and journey through Troll Kingdom in a quest to save it. Or you can create your very own Troll character.

It's pretty much a by-the-numbers 3rd person platformer that sees you running around the large environments, interacting with ingame characters who all have words of advice or a ready quip. Perform ‘Hair-Jitsu’ to whip your hair at enemies, twirl your hair to float like a helicopter, and use your hair to grab, carry, push, pull, throw, and smash objects along your quest.

Compete in rhythm-based mini-games and solve fun and challenging environmental puzzles to unlock special items or new abilities. The game soundtrack features music from DreamWorks Animation's Trolls film franchise and you can also explore the wonders of your favourite Trolls kingdoms from Poppy & Branch’s Pop Village, Barb’s Volcano Rock City, Cooper’s Mothership City, and more

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Explore the large environments, interacting with ingame characters

Up to 4 players can play in co-op local multiplayer, which is where you'll have the most fun, or you can play through the main game in solo mode. The mini-games help to shake things up a bit and most are well executed - especially the dance game, where you have to copy the onscreen control instructions in order to perform the perfect dance routine.

Now for the negatives. Firstly, the game doesn't really compliment the movie as much as little fans may be expecting. The game is also a little too ambitious in its scope. Now, while this is a positive move on the part of the developers, sadly it never quite lives up to what the initial goal was. This means that at times the game can feel a little unfinished or unpolished. But by far the biggest issue, and this is one that has historically always been an issue with platformers of this style, the camera angles can at times obscure what you need to see, making it frustrating to play. However that's not overly a huge problem for the majority of the game, and in fact you may not suffer from this at all if you are lucky.

Overall, an interesting, if slightly flawed offering for the younger gamers out there.


Nick Smithson

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