Belgian Game Spotlight - Stitchy in Tooki Trouble
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is a 2.5D sidescrolling platformer that takes a lot of inspiration from Nintendo's Donkey Kong Country games but instead of a monkey collecting bananas, you play as a scarecrow collecting back the corn that was stolen by the Tooki.
Before we continue, perhaps it's best to first check out the trailer, to get a better feel for what kind of game we're dealing with:
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Stitchy is a scarecrow that's come to life because a bunch of masked creatures stole all the corn you were guarding. You run, jump and stomp your way through side-scrolling levels to get them back and teach the perpetrators a lesson or two.
Players who are already familiar with the genre will recognise a lot of inspiration taken from classics like Donkey Kong Country, but both the theme of the game and the execution make it a platforming adventure well worth checking out.
It's a colourful game with a lot of stuff going on in the background at all times. Especially the levels leading up to the boss where you see a giant octopus trashing its tentacles (no it's not 1UP's Octo) or a giant robot vulture swipe its claws at you offer an interesting dynamic.
While the basic gameplay is easy to pick up and play, there are a few challenging moments like levels where you have to ride a minecart and make pixel-perfect jumps or times where you face off against a giant boss enemy that will give you a run for your corn.
It's a linear adventure with three worlds in total, each with 9 levels to beat, a boss battle and a secret level that you unlock by collecting the 27 totems that are hidden throughout each world. You'll be happy to know that picking them up saves the game instantly, which makes collecting all of them a lot easier (you don't have to do it in one go)
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble does give you a reason to revisit the levels a few additional times though, as it tracks your fastest run and gives you a star rating for it. Getting 3 stars on each level can become quite challenging yet addictive.
Sounds like this is the game for you (or your kids?)
Then be sure to pick it up and support our local game developers! Stitchy in Tooki Trouble launches on Nintendo Switch today, April 15th, and will hopefully come to PC and other consoles soon as well.
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We hope you've enjoyed this feature article and if you're a Belgian game developer yourself, don't be afraid to reach out and maybe we'll spotlight your game next month!