Kahoots is an odd puzzle game that involves swapping blocks to help guide your tiny clay-form creature, or Kahoot, safely to the goal. Surprisingly easy to pick up and play in small doses, Kahoots is a nifty title that gives the “mini” category some much needed legitimacy.
Anyone who’s played Lemmings or something similar may find Kahoots a touch familiar, but to be fair it is a pretty unique take on the idea. The atmosphere is wonky, the graphics are bonkers, and even though it feels completely asinine, Kahoots’s overall presentation is endearing. It’s a cute little entry that’s sure to entertain if given the chance.
The mechanics are severely simple: Swap blocks to urge your Kahoot forward. Allowing your Kahoot to step on a spike block will end your game, as will not dealing with Cardborgs, the resident baddies that wander around in search of careless Kahootery. Most of the action here involves using trapdoor blocks and spring blocks to your advantage, to either open new paths for your Kahoot or to lead Cardborgs to their spiky deaths.
The mechanics remain simple throughout, but the levels will surely test your brain matter as you get further along. While none of the puzzles are so complex that they will stop you indefinitely, some may take a number of tries before you perfect a solution.
You can clear each level by simply making a beeline to the exit, but the true challenge in Kahoots comes from trying to collect all the cupcakes strewn about before finishing the stage. To do this, you will have to put a little extra thought into your game. Getting your Kahooty little hands on all those cupcakes can be pretty complicated business.
The controls can be sluggish and the pacing sometimes feels sporadic, but Kahoots is fun nonetheless and the perfect game to play when you’ve only got five minutes. Once you’re past the tedium of the tutorial and initial stages, Kahoots will no doubt grow on you.
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