The age-old battle of good versus evil is at the centre of most adventures, but it’s not so often that you’re taking sides with the baddies – the likes of the Overlord games come to mind. Pumpkin Jack however, is an eerie 3D platformer which sends you out into the spooky world to decimate all that is good and it’s available right now.
For the adventure of Pumpkin Jack, you’ll embody the titular Jack, who’s a Mythical Pumpkin Lord not to be messed with. The Devil himself has given you a single quest: to destroy the wizard. As such, the journey ahead will take you through the otherworldly environments of the Boredom Kingdom, which is a realm that’s been shattered by a curse. Despite creating a spooky atmosphere, the settings are still colourful and each level does possess its own unique vibe.
In regards to the gameplay, Pumpkin Jack is your classic 3D Platformer, where every level will challenge you and incorporate different themes. Mastering the art of dodging, timing, and general movement is essential in order to vanquish Jack’s foes; awaiting the opportunity to choose which weapon you want to use, before striking at the optimal moment. That’s not all though, with puzzles to solve as well and these focus on physics, gravity and reflection.
What more could you ask for? Well, here’s a run-down of Pumpkin Jack’s key features:
- Colorful Cartoon Setting: Travel through lurid landscapes in levels featuring alluring atmospheres, each crafted with vibrant color palettes, and high-quality lighting effects
- Fight For Your Life: With challenging beasts lurking around every corner, players must master the art of combo attacks; dodging, and timing to survive dynamic real-time battles! Players must unlock weapons and choose wisely in order to strike down all who oppose them
- Don’t Lose Your Head: Solve puzzles that focus on physics; gravity, and reflection as Jack, or ditch the skinsuit and just use your flaming head to burn books; hammer some moles, create paths for magic spheres; and more as each level introduces new and exciting challenges
- Find Friends to Fight at Your Side: Helpful companions are there to assist Jack on his journey, including a haughty hooty owl to guide him along; and a snarky crow, itching to assist with long-range attacks
And if you’re wanting to know more about Pumpkin Jack and his dastardly deal with the Devil, give our full review a read. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the ideal time to jump into a spooky platformer, and you can do so by acquiring it on the digital stores for either Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or PC (Steam, GOG and Epic) at a cost of £24.99. Obviously, that means a trip to the Xbox Store for us, but whichever platform you choose, don’t dilly-dally because there’s a discount of 20% in place for the first week – slicing the price down to £19.99!
Pumpkin Jack is a Spooky Scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord! Dive into an Epic Adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good! Dive into an Epic Adventure and help the Evil annihilate the Good! Follow the will of the Devil himself and slay your nemesis in an epic quest that will take you on a journey in the Boredom Kingdom, a mythical realm shattered by the Curse. You will meet friends along the way, from a haughty Owl to a snarky Crow! Discover Stunning atmospheres in a Colorful yet Spooky Scary Kingdom Travel through epic and dramatic settings, with each level having its own eerie atmosphere. Using a vibrant palette and high quality lighting effects, Pumpkin Jack invents its own unique cartoon universe inspired by the classic PS2 graphic style. Jump, Run & Climb to carve your own way in Unique Levels Pumpkin Jack is a classic 3D Platformer before anything else! Every level will challenge you through several themed platforms, all giving you new trials to complete. Fight for your life against Evil Beasts by using awesome Unlockable Weapons You will have to master the arts of dodging, timing and movement to vanquish Jack’s foes. During the dynamic real time battles, choose which weapon you want to use and strike at the critical moment! Face Breathtaking Challenges and discover tons of Original Gameplays Solve puzzles that focus on physics, gravity and reflection. Inhabit a pumpkin head and burn books, hammer some moles, create a path for magic spheres… But also more! In each level, you will be faced with an action sequence using a new exclusive gameplay!