Last Updated on February 11, 2023
Ohsat Games’ Go! Go! PogoGirl is out now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch, via indie publisher Ratalaika Games.
A platformer with a 1990s aestethic, Go! Go! PogoGirl requires you to bounce through a wholesome world, collecting gems to recover treasure.
PogoGirl is a pogo champion living on Pogo Island. She’s fun-loving, happy and easy-going but one fateful night, her favourite pogo stick is stolen from its case. Distressed, Pogo Girl grabs a spare pogo stick and gives chase, bouncing after the thief throughout the night and day – across the whole island in order to get her treasure back and strive to do the right thing by helping others. So the exciting adventure begins and an impressive challenge unfolds.
Go! Go! PogoGirl takes place across the four seasons, with each season comprising four levels plus a boss level.
Explore the four seasons of Go! Go! PogoGirl’s world
There is more to the game than just bouncing around, however. Each level can be completed in standard method, with bonuses goals:
- Collect all 100 gems in a level!
- Find all three hidden gems in a level.
- Beat the level without dying.
Each goal results in a pogo medal, and with all medals collected you will unlock a low gravity cheat, making PogoGirl bounce super high.
Ohsat Games: “The season theme was chosen to imply that the game takes place over a long stretch of time, as PogoGirl is hunting down the thief who stole her favourite pogo stick. The time of day within the seasons will also change, with the first level of a season taking place in the morning and the boss level taking place at night.”
For added depth, the game is designed so that speed-running is possible, but taking your time will unveil hidden gems and more. Levels take place against familiar backdrops inspired by 1990s games, and once the final boss is beaten, Go! Go! PogoGirl gets to tackle five more levels in a bonus world.
Andrej Preradovic, Ohsat Games: “My main goal with this game was to spread that same sort of naive joy I experienced when playing platformers in the 90s. To that end, I did my best to recreate the polish and charm these games had, going so far as to implement actual push-button cheats. I hope you enjoy bouncing around PogoGirl’s colourful retro world!”
A pogo-powered platformer to bounce you back into the 90s, Go! Go! PogoGirl is available now for £4.99 on Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.
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