Squirrely Roo Rabbit is an adorable, charming platformer that blends both 2D and 3D, as well as action and puzzles, for a fun, wholesome experience. Vengeful chameleons are changing the colors of animals all around the forest, causing mass confusion and hysteria among the woodland creatures. Squirrely Roo Rabbit is immune to this color swapping because she is no ordinary animal, she’s two–a squirrel and a rabbit. With the help of her friend Cammy, an outcast chameleon, Squirrely Roo will change back the creatures of the forest.
The primary game mechanic tasks you with giving the confused, vibrant and colorful animals fruit to calm them down. You’ll need to give these animals the same colored of fruit as the color that they’ve become in order to quell their fit. However, the fruit you find only comes in blue, red and yellow, while animals can be those colors as well as green, purple and orange. You’ll need the help of Cammy the rehabilitated chameleon to change the color of the fruit (for example, blue fruit will grow naturally, but you’ll need to press the B [red] button when you pick it up to turn it purple) to help bring the forest back to normal.
The environments in Squirrely Roo Rabbit combine 2D side-scrolling with some 3D exploration, and the game’s hand-drawn-esque art style (akin to Yoshi’s Island on SNES) uses bold lines to provide a quaint and endearing atmosphere. The melodic soundtrack will groove you through the game’s current short build. There’s only one chapter now, but it’s great fun and surprisingly challenging. Check it out!
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This article is written by @ButNotThatGuy