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  • Summary: Ivy the Kiwi? follows the storybook adventures of a lonely baby bird as she traverses beautiful 2-D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother. Players guide Ivy through her daunting journey utilising a unique control scheme: vines created and controlled by the player whoIvy the Kiwi? follows the storybook adventures of a lonely baby bird as she traverses beautiful 2-D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother. Players guide Ivy through her daunting journey utilising a unique control scheme: vines created and controlled by the player who aims to collect feathers to boost his score. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Ivy the Kiwi is the perfect example of the type of enjoyable and refreshing gaming experience that can be created when a developer isn't afraid to try something a little different.
  2. Ivy the Kiwi? may be simple in its design, but it's an engrossing title.
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    80
    Ivy the Kiwi? is a charming puzzle platformer that makes intuitive use of the DS's capabilities. It's one of the better 'pure' DS platformers to come out in a long time.
  4. These mechanics are novel and feel great, but take some practice. [Oct 2010, p.89]
  5. Oct 28, 2010
    70
    Ivy the Kiwi? is a worthwhile additional to your DS library, but just don't expect a classic.
  6. Dec 23, 2010
    60
    Like Yoshi Touch & Go, Ivy the Kiwi? is a nice little game you can treat yourself with like a snack. Not much to keep playing it though, since both the gameplay and content are too light for the long run.
  7. While Ivy the Kiwi? is an incredibly cute character and makes a valiant attempt to bring back a style of game that few developers have attempted in recent years, the core concept never quite finds happy coexistence with the player interface. For project as simple and straightforward as this one, that particular barrier proves too great to overcome.

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  1. Sep 5, 2012
    8
    This game will probably be overlooked far too much. I got it on a whim and have fallen in love with it. it has more charm and class than mostThis game will probably be overlooked far too much. I got it on a whim and have fallen in love with it. it has more charm and class than most games I've seen on any platform. Granted , the game mechanics are simplistic with only two moves needed to learn in the tutorial and those you already know. Think Mario VS Donkey Kong; March of the Minis, except use a Kiwi Bird instead of Mario and use vines (which you draw) for the transport method or direction. The levels can get complicated later on, however there are few obstacles to overcome, the game is about helping the Kiwi called Ivy find her mother... I know it sounds effeminate (girly) and the music is something very charming and straight out of a fairy tale (relaxing) You guide 'Ivy, the which by creating vines, much like in the latest Kirby game. You must direct the vies to avoid the spikes, holes and chicanes to get her to the pedestal. You can launch her with super speed by using the vines like a slingshot. I know I'm not doing this game justice, but do yourself a favor, for the price, the game is charming and very fun. get it. It hasbeen said that simplicity is the true hallmark of genius, if that's true, this game is pure genius, making much fun out of a very simple dynamic and goal. Expand