CD-ActionDec 13, 2013For those who enjoy puzzle platformers and dying a lot. [13/2013, p.77]
Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings
Oct 10, 2013Escape Goat is a puzzle platformer with a simple premise: you are a goat in prison with a mouse sidekick, and you should escape. I didn'tEscape Goat is a puzzle platformer with a simple premise: you are a goat in prison with a mouse sidekick, and you should escape. I didn't expect to get in to this game as much as I did, but Escape Goat has some solid puzzles, the platforming is tough at times, and I ended up really enjoying it.
The story is basically non-existent. The music and sound are enjoyable. The graphics remind me of 16-bit-era PC games, and I think they look great. The game controls well on an X360 controller (didn't test keyboard).
This game is really very elegant. There are only a few things you can do: double jump, rush, and teleport (if you have the hat), and the mouse can do a handful of things by himself as he runs around. Similarly, the level design only uses a few elements to pull together some interesting and tough puzzles. The game isn't terribly hard (unless you play the bonus content), but it makes you earn your prison escape, and it feels satisfying when you do. I'm probably going to keep playing a bit longer to get a few more of the achievements that I missed the first time.
This game is a solid puzzle platformer, and if that sounds like something you enjoy, pick up Escape Goat. It's cheap, and for $5, this is a pretty good way to kill an afternoon.… Full Review »
Jun 24, 2015Escape Goat is a fun 2D platformer, nice story (sort of), very helpful tutorial, the only downside is that the game is too short (all roomsEscape Goat is a fun 2D platformer, nice story (sort of), very helpful tutorial, the only downside is that the game is too short (all rooms have 6 in total) where I have already reached the 4th door out of 8 doors (excluding the exit) and also the puzzles are a bit too easy until later on in the game... let's hope these might be changed in the sequel!… Full Review »
Aug 16, 2014A fun, but somewhat brief, puzzle platformer. This is an enjoyable game with a fun retro aesthetic and good soundtrack to match. Most of theA fun, but somewhat brief, puzzle platformer. This is an enjoyable game with a fun retro aesthetic and good soundtrack to match. Most of the puzzles are satisfying and very few are frustrating to the point of quitting (I only came close to rage-quitting once during the entire playthough). It would have been nice if more items were available, however, the simplicity of the game was also a strong point.
The original set of levels (the non-unlockable ones) are solid but feel a little too short. Still, this game is priced to suit, so it's very much a good deal.… Full Review »