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Parents' Guide to

Pix the Cat

By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.

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Pix the Cat is a very focused arcade game which will be very polarizing for players depending on where they are with their gaming tastes. Think of Tetris or Pac-Man: If you don't like that one mechanic being worked over meticulously, you won’t find much reason to stick around. But what Pix the Cat does, it does very well. The game's four modes will absolutely put you to the test, and the modes that allow for co-op or racing against your best-score ghost will challenge you to repeatedly best your approach as you get to know the different succession of maps better and better.

It's also very, very hard. There are no cheat codes or power-ups: You can only do better by getting more skilled the old-fashioned way. That means a lot of failing, a lot of overcoming your own stubbornness and realizing there's a "right" way to play the game by its own rules. You won't get far by dumping the eggs as soon as you get them; you have to try to pick them up while avoiding the nests. Pix the Cat proves that classic arcade mechanics and challenges still work very well no matter what decade or generation of hardware they're on.

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