One of my worst cinema experiences was PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups. Bringing a one-year old to the cinema was my first mistake, but it also turned out to be a thirty minute PAW Patrol episode with episodes from other series – not even PAW Patrol – tacked onto the end. Shameless capitalism, if you ask me, but the kids loved it. Go figure. Whatever though, PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay is out now on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.
This is actually the second bite at a PAW patrol game by Outright Games. The first, Paw Patrol: On a Roll was incredibly simple, but also fantastically pitched for its target audience. Where other games forget how much a five-year old can achieve with a pad, On a Roll nailed it (you only needed to move in one direction, for example). It was the first video game experience for the children in our house. It was rubbish for adults, of course.
Let’s hope that PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay gets it equally right. Or, if you’re an achievement hungry adult, then let’s hope it gets that right too.
This is a particularly late tie-in with the 2018 Mighty Pups movie, but children have long memories, so most won’t care. A meteorite has crash-landed, gifting the PAW Patrol some Avengers-like powers, but also leaving their home, Adventure Bay, in a royal mess. You’ll have to use your wind, fire, speed, ice and other powers to make things right (I’m refusing to say PAWsome, as the press materials require me to).
This looks to be more of an open world adventure than a 2D platformer, so let’s see if Outright Games pull it off. We’re hoping that it feels like the next Far Cry.
- EVERY PUP IS HERE – Play as Chase, Rubble, Marshall, Everest, Skye, Rocky, Zuma and Tracker
- EXPLORE ADVENTURE BAY – Take on 7 super-heroic missions to rescue friends and save the day. Plus 7 fun mini-games!
- USE MIGHTY POWERS – Play as the pups and use their mighty powers to create whirlwinds, use Energy Super Tools, lift the heaviest things, and more!
- TEAM UP ON THE DOUBLE – Two can play in co-op mode on the same screen
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay is out now on Xbox One and will cost you £34.99. It’s also out on PS4 and Steam. It’s also out physically, if you want to get your paws on it. Our review of the Xbox version will be coming soon too.
A fallen meteor has given the pups mighty powers – and left Adventure Bay in a mighty mess. Now it’s up to you and the Pups to use their powers, rescue skills and gadgets to make the town PAWsome again! Embark on super-heroic missions with the Mighty Pups and Chase’s Super Speed, Marshall’s Mighty Heat, Skye’s Whirlwind Power and the whole mighty PAW Patrol team. Explore the town and journey to Jake’s snowboarding resort, Tracker’s jungle and beyond, as you work together to rescue friends. So, head to the Lookout and get ready for Mighty action! After you’re done saving the day, get playful with Pup -Pup Boogie, jump rope and more fun activities side-quests. And bring a friend along in 2-player co-op mode. Mighty Pups, GO!