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PS5 Game Review



Goons: Legends & Mayhem


Format: PS5
Publisher: Firestoke Group
Developer: RageCure Games
RRP: £15.99
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Age Restrictions: 3+
Release Date: 11 April 2024

Players are thrown into an epic adventure to save Zambonia - a once quaint and prosperous kingdom where hockey is at the centre of everything. Choose from one of eight unique characters divided into three classes - the attack-focused Sharpshooter, the defence-oriented Enforcer, and the Wingman who can focus on either supporting their team or harassing their opponents...


Save Zambonia - a once quaint and prosperous kingdom

Goons: Legends & Mayhem is a frantic blend of arcade hockey, beat 'em up, and sports action that will trigger couch co-op nostalgia. This is one of those game that you can blaze through or, as I did, take a bit of time in order to search out all the collectibles and additional challenges.

It's a strange game, because the hockey element, on paper, sounds totally bizarre. However, it works incredibly well. There are countless games that look and play like this, but add hockey into the mix and all of a sudden it becomes an oddly unique and refreshing offering. The way the characters move on the ice is also oddly satisfying.

The gameplay is fairly run-of-the-mill for this genre. Collect coins, defeat enemies and move ever forward learning new skills and moves as you progress. The character progression and new skills help to ensure that you don't get bored as you move through the game. It also helps young players to learn all of the moves without feeling overwhelmed.


Engage in a frantic blend of arcade hockey, beat 'em up, and sports action

You can play solo or with up to 5 other players. Team up with another player in 2v2 hockey encounters against a single goaltender, or in a classic 3v3 mode to unleash full chaos. There's a handful of characters to choose from, with three classes to pick. But in all honesty I didn't really mind who I played as. The main story mode is where most of the fun is to be had, and it was interesting to progress and learn more about the land that the characters inhabit.

It's a fun, cute game that is best played with a friend. I found it to be very rewarding playing with a young family member, teaching them how to progress really helped us bond closer as a family.


Nick Smithson

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