Wuppoby Aethyna Sep 10, 2019 | 1 Votes | 44 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Created by only two indie developers, Wuppo is an incredibly-cute and charming, 2D platformer with fun puzzles, unique art, tons of collectibles, and interesting boss fights. In this game, you'll need to help Wuppo the Wum return to the Wumhouse in which it was evicted from, but of course, the task isn't as easy as it sounds! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Created by only two indie developers, Wuppo is an incredibly-cute and charming, 2D platformer with fun puzzles, unique art, tons of collectibles, and interesting boss fights. In this game, you'll need to help Wuppo the Wum return to the Wumhouse in which it was evicted from, but of course, the task isn't as easy as it sounds! Even if you’re not a particularly huge fan of such games, Wuppo will still be able to make you fall in love with its adorable charm. It’s really that good!
Despite the rough start where Wuppo, the Wum you’re playing as, gets kicked out of the Wumhouse for making a mess in the hallways… again, Wuppo offers a very light-hearted story of helping Wuppo return to the Wumhouse through the currently-blocked kitchen door. However, that little task turned into a pretty grand adventure because apparently, the door is blocked by some unknown yet very persistent obstacle, and the only way to get through is by using a hidden underground tunnel that has an entrance which you’ll need to traverse the world to find first.
Of course, the game provides you with other mysteries along the way, such as figuring out who are these mysterious Bliones and where did they come from.
The game may not look like much but it has a surprisingly in-depth world-building too. You can uncover more about the world of the Wums (and other races) by collecting and viewing filmstrips. There are some little character stories that you’ll reveal as well as you talk to the various other characters you meet along the way.
Wuppo is a fairly simple platformer to get into. The controls are easy to grasp, though the tutorial might have messed up – read: inverted – the keys for Jump as well as Duck and Dive, which should be W and S respectively. You’ll figure it out soon enough though!
The gameplay here mainly consists of some reflex-based jumping with platforms that will disappear after a few seconds or mushrooms that will trampoline you up into the air but you’ll need to time your jumps accurately just so you can land on the platform you want. Precision jumping is important as well since some obstacles, such as the thorny branches, in this game can hurt you a lot.
Similar to many 2D platformers, Wuppo comes with numerous puzzles, some trickier than most though most of them involve a lot of jumping and/or double-jumping. There are some that will prevent you from uncovering new locations - and boy, there are many! - and hence, preventing you from progressing the storyline if you failed to solve the said puzzle.
Thankfully, the puzzles in this game are simple enough to overcome, but take it from me when I say that some may require a bit more perseverance. Keep an eye out for hidden paths as well. Sometimes, it’s not about solving puzzles but having a keen eye.
Oh, and not to mention, you’ll pick up various “wearables” for your Wum as you progress and these hats and helmets play a role in certain puzzles since they will grant your Wum with a specific skill. There’s no hand-holding here though, so you’re expected to figure out what item does what by yourself.
However, note that not all of these puzzles are compulsory but if you’re a collector and/or you’d like to know more about the world its unique inhabitants, you might want to put in the extra effort to find and collect filmstrips. Unfortunately, you can’t view the filmstrips you’ve collected directly from the inventory. You’ll need a projector and only the Allesweter has it.
In addition to yellow bricks, there are also many hostile creatures that you can shoot at and defeat using the Gumgumgun, which is basically a bubble gum gun, that you’ll eventually acquire. You may even sometimes encounter bosses that are more tenacious than any other creatures you find in the game.
Not only are they hardier and thus, tougher to die; they usually come with some abilities that can harm you, help them avoid your bubble gum pellets or both. However, from personal experience, I can say that the bosses in this game aren’t too hard to defeat as long as you keep an eye out for the bosses’ attack patterns and time your attacks or jumps/dodges accordingly.
Similar to puzzles, some bosses may require more effort than others, but since the game has plenty of save points plus the fact that you don’t really lose much if you die, Wuppo is a fairly forgiving platformer, making it a perfect game to play even if you’re not very familiar with platformers in general.
Although Wuppo is primarily a single-player experience, the developers have added in local co-op mode so if you’ve got a friend, grab that friend (he/she will play as Denksnavel) so you both can play Wuppo together!
The graphics in Wuppo feature a very unique art style that gives it the charm that makes many a player fall in love with the game. The dialogue texts are very clear and easy to read. The sound effects and music in this game are very professionally done. Love how each sound effect matches the scene you’re experiencing perfectly.
From the few hours I’ve spent playing Wuppo, I can attest that it absolutely deserves its Overwhelming Positive rating on Steam. The game isn’t just an adorable game; it also comes with some pretty tricky jumping puzzles/ obstacle courses; interesting boss fights and a ton of story that will make you not only fall heads-over-heels with Wuppo itself but also with the world Wuppo lives in. Definitely a game worth its asking price!