Publisher Ratalaika Games and one-man developer today confirmed that Ohsat Games Go! Go! PogoGirl will be appearing on Switch. The title will be launching in just one week – February 10.
Go! Go! PogoGirl is a 90s-style pogo-powered platformer about a girl and her pogo stick. Further information can be found in the following overview:
PogoGirl is a pogo champion living on Pogo Island. She’s fun-loving, happy and easy-going but one fateful night, her favourite pogo stick is stolen from its case. Distressed, Pogo Girl grabs a spare pogo stick and gives chase, bouncing after the thief throughout the night and day – across the whole island in order to get her treasure back and strive to do the right thing by helping others. So the exciting adventure begins and an impressive challenge unfolds.
Go! Go! PogoGirl takes place across the four seasons, with each season comprising four levels plus a boss level.
Clever design work is implemented in such a way that players can find good routes for speed-running and things are never that easy. Those who want to take their time exploring will find hidden gems behind fake walls and lots more. Exploration is encouraged as care has been taken so that players can freely explore the levels without fear of getting lost! As the game plays check out some of the familiar backdrops, inspired from classic 90s titles. Once you’ve beaten the last boss, an additional bonus world with 5 more levels is unlocked but there is a long way to go before you get to this stage.
As is familiar for classic 2D platformers, the main goal is just to reach the end of each level. However, the game employs a task system for added challenges. In each level you can achieve three extra goals:
1) Collecting all 100 gems in a level
2) Finding all 3 hidden gems in a level
3) Beating the level without dying.
Each of these goals will award players with a pogo medal, and if you collect all the medals in the game (including the bonus levels you unlock after beating it once), you will unlock a low gravity cheat, making PogoGirl bounce super high. Finally, players can also enable a timer in the game to speedrun it.
As well as completing all the set levels and going onto unlock additional ones there are lots of other unlockables, surprises on offer. In truth, just like some old school games that have mystery finds and hidden cheats, Go! Go! PogoGirl recreates the excitement of finding secrets you did not expect!
Slick and responsive controls are the order of the day and some nice music and sound effects present a stomping-retro experience to be had by all!
A teaser trailer for Go! Go! PogoGirl can be found below.
The game is expected as a digital download on the Switch eShop where it will cost $4.99 / €4.99.