Parent's Guide: Putty Squad - Age rating, mature content and difficulty

Parents Guide Putty Squad  Age rating mature content and difficulty  Everybody Plays
16th January, 2014
Game Info // Putty Squad
Putty Squad Boxart
Publisher: System 3
Developer: System 3
Players: 1
Online Multiplayer: None
Subtitles: No
Available On: PS4, PS3, PSVita
Genre: Platform (2D)
Overall
Everybody Plays Ability Level
Reading Required
Content Rating
OK
Violence and Gore: Cartoon, implied or minor
Bad Language: None
Sexual Content: None
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Parent's Guide

Putty Squad is a modern remake of a 20 year old game that was originally in development for the 90s home computer of choice, the Amiga. Given a graphical overhaul, and a few new features, Putty Squad brings a retro platform game screaming into the present day, with a few interesting tricks up its sleeve.

Rather than being an A-to-B platformer, Putty Squad's level instead are mostly free form. With a number of red putties to be found, and plenty of enemies wandering around for you to avoid/defeat, figuring out how to get to the red putties is half of the challenge. Playing as a ball of putty yourself, you can make use of your putty powers to inflate, and float across the level; whack enemies with a variety of attacks; or even stretch yourself out to move through walls.

With dozens of levels on offer, there's plenty to play through here, and lots of challenges to complete once you've finished the game, too. However, younger children may struggle with just how much information the game throws at you when you start playing. Rather than a gentle tutorial, the game instead explains how everything works in the space of a few minutes - and when you have this many things to explain, that can be a bit confusing. With no voice over, it's also important that your child can read, although the tutorials are the only real pieces of text in the game. With a few random difficulty spikes, this is certainly a game for those who prefer to take their time with things, and move through the levels slowly. While it may be frustrating to some younger players (some levels are incredibly tricky, even after several attempts), if you're looking for a platformer that has less of a manic pace than Sonic or Mario, this could be worth a look.

Mature Content

While your enemies do use guns, there's little in Putty Squad for parents to worry about, as everything is handled in an incredibly non-realistic way. Guns fire little orange circles that slowly move across the screen, and the only damage they do is to make your putty go "ow!" and lose a heart. Beyond that, the only thing parents may want to be aware of is that the main baddies, some sort of military pups, do let out a "hurt dog whine" when killed, which can tug at the heart strings...

Age Ratings

We Say
Violence and Gore:
Cartoon, implied or minor
Bad Language:
None
Sexual Content:
None
OK
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