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Review: Turnip Boy Robs A Bank


Posted on January 24, 2024 by Michael Merchant

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7.5/10

Summary

Turnip Boy Robs A Bank is a bit on the shorter side, I was able to finish the majority of the content by the 5th hour or so which isn’t too bad for this type of game. I’m sure people will come up with different types of challenges for themselves such as only using starting weapons, no passive upgrades, and things of this nature to get a bit more mileage from Turnip Boy Robs A Bank. I definitely enjoyed my time with it and with it being on sale currently on Steam and also available on Gamepass it is hard not to recommend giving the game a playthrough if you like these style games.

Developer – Snoozy Kazoo

Publisher – Graffiti Games

Platforms –  PC (Reviewed), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series XlS

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Turnip Boys Rob A Bank is a new rogue-like adventure game from developers Snoozy Kazoo where you obviously play as a turnip who robs a bank. Your goal is to rob a bank over and over again, stealing as much as you can within a set time limit. With all your money gathered you can buy miscellaneous items off the Dark Web and different items that increase passive abilities. After you gather your resources, you can delve back into the bank to attempt to get deeper and deeper to achieve your goal of finding a massive treasure trove sealed away in the central vault.

The bank itself has several different sections with main themes such as the stereotypical bank with customers waiting to be mugged to a basement horror-themed floor with vampires, slimes, and other monsters. Each section has a boss that serves as a barrier to the next area. They each have a keycard that is required to proceed further into the bank itself. Each floor also has elevators that lead to semi-randomized areas of the bank that have their own treasures and quest givers to interact with as well. Throughout each run, you will come across different fruits and vegetables that have witty dialogue and sometimes will provide you with a simple fetch quest. The rewards for completing these minor quests are typically a cosmetic hat or gathering an item that is used in another quest. Not the most rewarding thing in the world but it somehow fits with the ridiculous nature of the game.

In terms of gameplay, you can hold two different weapons at once which have a wide variety of themes and effects. The two main types of weapons are divided into melee and ranged weapons. The different types of weapons are really bizarre but actually pretty fun to use. You have everything from giant rock swords, spears that look like skewers, and blades made from sun rays to guns that shoot music notes, dollar bills, or waves of energy. As you escape the bank each run you can turn in the two weapons that you collect to a research board that unlocks more ranged weapons that are more reality-based such as grenade launchers and assault rifles. The weapons you find along the way provide a nice variety to the gameplay.

As I mentioned previously, with the money that you hoard from the bank robberies, you can purchase items from the Dark Web which are used to access specific areas of the bank. This has sort of a gatekeeping effect by blocking off these areas until you have gathered enough funds from multiple runs. Thankfully, the further you get the easier it is to gather items that have massive value to quickly progress. Other than the Dark Web, you also can purchase items from another character that gives you passive abilities such as dealing more damage with guns, firing the guns more quickly, carrying more cash per run, and increasing your overall health. These definitely come in handy and are basically required to make progress easier.

The game is a bit on the shorter side, I was able to finish the majority of the content by the 5th hour or so which isn’t too bad for this type of game. I’m sure people will come up with different types of challenges for themselves such as only using starting weapons, no passive upgrades, things of this nature to get a bit more mileage from Turnip Boy Robs A Bank. I definitely enjoyed my time with it and with it being on sale currently on Steam and also available on Gamepass it is hard not to recommend giving the game a playthrough if you like these style games.

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