Pizza Possum is an average arcade game that offers a short and sweet diversion for possum enthusiasts. It’s worth a try for its quirky premise and cooperative mode if you’re looking for a light-hearted adventure. However, Pizza Possum might satisfy your cravings, but it won’t leave you craving for more.
Developer – Cosy Computer
Publisher – Raw Fury
Platforms – PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S|X, PC (Reviewed)
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If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping into the furry shoes of a mischievous possum, Pizza Possum might be your go-to arcade experience for living out those peculiar fantasies. This game takes you on a journey of snackable, chaotic pizza stealing. While it offers some fun moments, it doesn’t quite rise to the level of gaming greatness.
The premise of Pizza Possum is simple: munch your way through a delightful assortment of food without getting caught by the ever-watchful guard dogs. It’s a hide-and-seek adventure, where You can play solo or team up with a friend in local co-op mode, adding a hint of unpredictability to the chaos.
One aspect that Pizza Possum gets right is the variety of items at your disposal to escape or distract the patrolling guard dogs. From smoke bombs to punching gloves, these items add an element of strategy. Your ultimate goal is to reach the village’s summit, devour the gigantic pizza, and snatch the crown from the dog leader’s head.
Pizza Possum introduces a unique twist with the “Tasty Ending.” You can achieve this by completing the crown run three times without getting caught, effectively scaring off the guards with your newfound regal headwear. Additionally, the game encourages you to climb your personal snack score ladder, which adds some replay value for those aiming for high scores.
One of the charming aspects of Pizza Possum is the possum symphony of screams, giggles, and taunting as you navigate the village. It adds a humorous touch to your food-stealing antics. Chasing the frightened pig and goose neighbors to make them drop more food for you is a quirky addition, and risking it all for that final crumb of food adds an extra layer of excitement.
However, despite its unique concept and moments of amusement, Pizza Possum falls short of being an outstanding arcade game. The gameplay gets repetitive quickly, and the overall experience feels somewhat shallow.
In summary, Pizza Possum is an average arcade game that offers a short and sweet diversion for possum enthusiasts. It’s worth a try for its quirky premise and cooperative mode, if you’re looking for a light-hearted adventure, however Pizza Possum might satisfy your cravings, it won’t leave you craving for more.