• Publisher: Netflix
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2022
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  1. Jun 24, 2022
    100
    It’s an Apple Arcade-like choice, but the price is fair bit higher. Is Poinpy worth that? It’s a question I can’t answer for you, but I can tell you that this is a superb mobile game. It fits the format perfectly, it’s easy and satisfying to dig into, and like Downwell it seems to give you back more the more you put into it. It’s a reason to pay attention to Netflix’s gaming initiative, and is honestly a fair bit more exciting than anything we’ve seen on Apple Arcade of late.
  2. Jun 24, 2022
    90
    Poinpy is a deceptively simple and highly engaging title that tasks you with going upward to collect fruit before time runs out. While your initial runs may feel like a literal and figurative uphill battle, its mechanics are compelling enough to make you want to try and try again.
  3. Jul 1, 2022
    90
    With such expertly crafted and satisfying gameplay that it feels like it was made in a lab by Heisenberg, Poinpy is just ridiculously fun to play, offers a huge amount of ways to customise your personal gameplay, and gives you a treasure chest of fun things to discover along the way. Of course, no game is perfect, but if you asked me to point out the best mobile game of the year right now, I’d probably tell you to play Poinpy.
  4. Edge Magazine
    Jul 14, 2022
    90
    It's a pity Poinpy's audience is limited to those who haven't been put off by Netflix's recent price hikes, because this is a game that helps to justify keeping that subscription rolling. [Issue#374, p.122]
  5. Jun 30, 2022
    84
    From Ojiro Fumoto comes a strange action platform that seems to overturn Downwell's structure but resulting in a gameplay that works similarly fine, maybe even better, to some extent.
  6. Jun 24, 2022
    80
    Poinpy represents my favorite kind of mobile game. Bouncing Poinpy around is a simple, repeatable, and fun mechanic, and I never once had to think about currency of any kind. It can be played with one hand and is both rewarding and challenging without demanding too much input from the player. With its soft ending, it is clear this is not a game you are expected to play forever. A conclusion exists and feels great to reach, but if you want to bounce your way up the well again while listening to a podcast in the future, you can always revisit that simple, joyful experience.
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