Parents' Guide to

Super Lucky's Tale

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Polished platformer is no Mario but has amusing, safe play.

Game Windows , Xbox One 2017
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Super Lucky’s Tale is super for the whole family!

Super Lucky’s Tale is an exciting, action packed RPG/puzzle game. When my kid is not playing this game I find myself playing it (under my own account) so I can not only help him when he is stumped but also because it is fun for adults too. I highly recommend Super Lucky’s Tale for everyone!
age 7+

I reccomend them to be 7+, Great for little kids amazing to distract them.

I feel like the game is reccomended for 7+, although, the games have puzzles that could stump your 7 year old and make them pretty mad, but if their mature/calm then I fully reccomend this game, You could say it has "Violence" but, It has zero gore, doesn't show any blood, or anything disturbing, and It's kinda like Super Mario, if you die, you can continue easily, I reccomend it, because even if your child fails, they can always get back up again, It really shows that, "Practice Make's Perfect", and your child will love this game if they like PVB/PVM, although, they might get mad at the marble mazes, It's even kinda hard for me who knows the game and watched many gameplays, but besides that, if your child doesn't know how to read, theres texts the game can read out loud for you! The game is a story game, so eachtime you progress, you'll be one step closer to victory, which can make them feel motivated and proud of themselfs for completing that one part that stumped them, and, I said it before I'll say it again, the PVM/PVB isn't even that bad. You can punch monsters, and that's basically it. Your child won't be badly educated By this, don't worry. and yet again, I reccomend them to be 7+.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Xbox-owning kids who are sad their console will never play host to a Mario adventure have a decent -- if markedly less substantial -- alternative in this competent little platformer. Super Lucky's Tale delivers in most of the ways it counts, providing us with a cute and likable hero in Lucky the fox, handsome cartoon graphics, and solid mechanics for running, jumping, attacking, and digging. And the levels to explore, though small, are filled with fun things to do, from solving puzzles and searching for hidden goodies (don't forget to stop and swivel the camera to see out-of-frame areas) to running gauntlets and figuring out how to defeat mini-bosses. Lucky lacks the range of abilities possessed by characters in other platformers, but he puts those he has to good use, seamlessly and satisfyingly transitioning from leaps to diving to dig through the ground for treasure.

But players familiar with Mario games may notice some of this game's shortcomings. For example, the flow of play -- jump into a level, earn clovers, move on to the next level -- is intuitive but unimaginative, and begins to feel repetitive after a while, especially when you eventually start revisiting levels looking for more collectibles. While other platformers keep things interesting by slowly evolving the main character or introducing new skills for players to master, Lucky is basically a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of hero. There are situations that force players to use his stock moves in new ways and develop mastery of the game's mechanics, but there are few surprises beyond this. It's still plenty of fun, especially when played in shorter bursts to keep a sense of repetition from setting in, but Lucky has a ways to go before he can compete with the true heavyweights of the genre.

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