Pepper Grinder

released on Mar 28, 2024

"Pepper Grinder is an action platformer designed to be alot like oldschool Nintendo titles like Donkey Kong Country, Yoshi’s Island, and Super Mario World. Pepper uses her drill (Grinder, obviously) to plow through layers of soft dirt and launch herself into the air as she maneuvers herself across the landscape of each level."


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A fun platformer well worth the $15 and 3-4 hour gaming session. I didn't enjoy how the last world was full of essentially "shoot em up" sections. Those sections and the mech sections felt half-baked. The bosses were also hit or miss for me but I thought the final boss was a good final test of your control with the drill. I would still recommend because the actual platforming is that fun.

It's a fun little game but I am left underwhelmed. It's way too short and the gameplay loop isn't anything noteworthy, and it's creativity loses steam quickly. I recommend it to blast through in a day especially with its very inexpensive $15 price tag. It's a good enough time.

Pepper Grinder es un título de acción y plataformas con muy pocos defectos y muchísimas virtudes. Su frenética y original jugabilidad caracterizada por el uso de un taladro para sumergirte en la tierra, eliminar enemigos y surcar el aire o el agua es tremendamente divertida. Además, para no aburrirte hay muchas otras mecánicas que van desde el uso de una cuerda con gancho a una ametralladora de mano, pasando por vehículos que mejoran todavía más la experiencia. Es un título exigente, que empieza siendo asequible y termina siendo un desafío no apto para los grumetes de agua dulce.

Su historia no aporta nada nuevo, pero le da un sentido a la aventura, y su protagonista Pepper se deja querer rápido. Su apartado artístico es maravilloso, desde el pixel art a la música chiptune todo está hecho con mimo, cuidado del detalle y mucho amor por su trabajo. Para mi, como casi todo lo de Devolver, es un juego corto muy recomendable y que te dará unas horas de diversión. Y nunca olvides lo que dice la canción: "¡La vida pirata es la vida mejor!"

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Quite fun but over way too soon. The core grinding mechanic works really well. Other mechanics--shooting, driving various vehicles--are sometimes fun but feel like a desperate attempt to mix things up with kind of dull results. I'd love to see a really great sequel, though!

pretty good except for when it throws a lot of enemies at you

Really fun but man it's kind of lacking in charm and ends rather quickly