The latest in a long line of titles published by Ratalaika Games is Gardener’s Path – a unique take on the top-down genre by adding turn-based and puzzler elements to the mix. In a garden dominated by huge insects and other monsters, you must pull on your gardening gloves, grab your trowel, and battle these hordes to protect loved ones. Simple!
Available right now on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch consoles, in Gardener’s Path you will be expected to make use of a whole host of plants and power-ups to fight back against the creepy-crawlies invading your patch.
Where the puzzle element comes into play is that your sprite can only move in one of the four cardinal directions, and will only stop when you hit an obstacle, be that enemy or wall. Careful planning is therefore required with regards to the optimal path to take to hit all of your foes, clearing the level and allowing you to progress to the next of the 60 available.
A complete list of features can be found below:
- 60 unique, hand-crafted puzzles
- Defeat insects while being aided by plants and power-ups
- Season based pixel art graphics
- Relaxing new-age soundtrack
- Garden logbook full of information and illustrations
If you fancy some garden warfare (and not of the Plants Vs Zombies kind), then make sure to head over to the Xbox Store to pick up Gardener’s Path on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One for £4.99. At the same time, the game is also releasing on PS5, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Oh, and with Ratalaika Games involved, you can be sure of some quick Gamerscore too ;). We’ll be sure to detail everything you get in our full upcoming review.
Gardener’s Path is a top-down turn-based puzzle game, about fighting giant insects and protecting underground gardens. Solve increasingly elaborate puzzles scattered throughout 60 handcrafted gardens, each one with their own set of friends and foes. Take the advantage in a fight by wielding powerful artifacts, allowing you to travel back in time and perform elemental attacks. Fulfill your duty as a gardener, and fight against the pest of giant insects, to protect the ones you love.