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  • Summary: Play as an adorable, yet trouble-making turnip. Avoid paying taxes, solve plantastic puzzles, and take on massive beasts in a journey to tear down a corrupt vegetable government! Take control of an adorable turnip who happens to be an absolute menace to society. After failing to pay taxesPlay as an adorable, yet trouble-making turnip. Avoid paying taxes, solve plantastic puzzles, and take on massive beasts in a journey to tear down a corrupt vegetable government! Take control of an adorable turnip who happens to be an absolute menace to society. After failing to pay taxes and getting evicted from your home, you must go on an epic quest to pay back your massive debt to Mayor Onion. Garden tools to solve plantastic puzzles, meet eccentric vegetables and fruits, and take on treacherous fights. Along the journey uncover what’s spoiling this garden community and rise to tear down the corrupt vegetable government!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 26, 2021
    100
    Given how much I enjoyed Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion from start to end, I’m feeling pretty confident right now that I’ll be remembering this game fondly for quite some time.
  2. Apr 23, 2021
    90
    Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a ridiculous little game with a twisted sense of humour, uncomplicated gameplay and a surprisingly absorbing plot.
  3. Apr 27, 2021
    80
    Really, the only reason to avoid this game is if you don’t like Zelda-style games or can’t deal with a game that can’t stop cracking jokes for even a split-second. In which case, I’m not sure why you’re even looking at a game called Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion.
  4. 70
    Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion has some issues with controls and optimization on Switch, but it's a solid enough Zelda-like with adorable designs and hilarious writing.
  5. Jun 21, 2021
    70
    Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a cute little game that’s over way too quickly. While this means that a lot of its questions aren’t answered and its mechanics are underutilized, what’s here is still a very enjoyable ride with an adorable protagonist (that may need a calculator or two).
  6. Jun 8, 2021
    68
    Funny Zelda clone with outlandish characters and crafty items. But it lacks depth as well as challenge – and is over quite quickly.
  7. Apr 27, 2021
    60
    Turnip Boy is an attractive, accessible Link to the Past-like with some nice touches and an original premise, but its execution provides nothing new and it’s over very quickly. It’s Great for a short burst of handheld action, though.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Nov 28, 2021
    10
    Cute and hilarious Zelda like game. The only problem I had with it is that it was to short. I wish it was longer, but I still had a great time.
  2. Apr 29, 2021
    10
    Turnip boy is a strange game, some people may not like it. This is one of those “easy to learn, but hard to master” type games. It providesTurnip boy is a strange game, some people may not like it. This is one of those “easy to learn, but hard to master” type games. It provides easy gameplay, but frustrating bosses to make you keep coming back. It’s humor is on point and is self aware, the game feels really happy and cute. The story is also very simple, but that’s fine. The game is short but it felt like it was meant to be that way, a short, tough as nails adventure game. Turnip boys soundtrack is amazing, I remember all of them. It has so many fun moments, and when the game ends. You hope for a sequel, just like I did. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2021
    9
    I really genuinely enjoyed my time with this game! Don't expect a long adventure. I completed the entire thing in a little over 2 hours, butI really genuinely enjoyed my time with this game! Don't expect a long adventure. I completed the entire thing in a little over 2 hours, but all of those two hours were spent having a lot of fun. The dialogue was often genuinely funny, and really cute throughout. I will say the Switch version feels poorly optimized. There's pretty consistent frame drops, but the game isn't difficult enough that it's ever really an issue. I was always excited to see what came next. Also ending credits song slaps super hard. Expand
  4. May 8, 2021
    7
    It's alright. Too short for $15, the controls are bafflingly swapped on the Switch (B is select and A is cancel), and there appears to be someIt's alright. Too short for $15, the controls are bafflingly swapped on the Switch (B is select and A is cancel), and there appears to be some sort of a memory leak that means performance tanks the longer you play. Some of the dialog is clever enough and there's a couple good references, but it relies *way* too heavily on memetic humor that means this game is going to be unbearably cringey in only a year or two.

    That said, it's fun enough to kill a couple of hours. There are moments of real brilliance at some points. Some of the plot points as well really paint it like it's going to suddenly spiral into madness but the devs seemed to either not want to spend the time or were too scared to actually explore parts of the plot. Play it for two hours, then never really think about it again.
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  5. Apr 26, 2021
    6
    Underwhelming variety, dialogue, and length when compared to the price tag. The gameplay seemed like it would be reminiscent of the originalUnderwhelming variety, dialogue, and length when compared to the price tag. The gameplay seemed like it would be reminiscent of the original Legend of Zelda games. This game is extremely simplistic. The combat is super basic, never adopting any kind of range attacks, unless the bombs are explicitly laid out for you. The water can feature can feel a bit unnecessary, sometimes to the point of it seeming like an artificial game lengthener. The most compelling part of the gameplay is the portal gun, but the game being in a top down 2D perspective, its impact on the gameplay is minimal. The result of this is extremely surface level puzzling. Certainly not bad enough to keep me from 100% completing this game, but enough that I mostly felt on autopilot. The main praise I hear for this game is its comedic writing. While this game *can* be genuinely funny at points (for some reason it never gets old when someone hands Turnip boy an important piece of paper and he immediately rips it in half), a lot of the "attempts" at humor are lazy and overly dependent on references. There's a very out of place JoJo reference that amounts to nothing gameplay wise. There's a random character that will just go into the navy seal copypasta completely unprovoked. So much of what I'm supposed to find funny about this game is "you know that thing? well we know it too." I'm not a huge believer in length = price tag, as I feel it incentivizes developers to drag out a game, but $15 for a 4 hour game better be Firewatch caliber, and nothing of this game is to that standard.

    The main success of this game is getting me excited to see what is in store for Snoozy Kazoo. The high price tag is a lot easier to swallow for small, growing, indie studios than it would be for a bigger company. I can tell a lot of passion into this, and a lot of attention to detail is evident in how seamless it is to progress the plot. They built a small little world that is compelling and draws intrigue. A lot of games do backtracking poorly, but Turnip Boy does it in a way that is time efficient, and serves to make the different parts of the map more deeply ingrained into my memory, rather than feeling like a chore.

    Unless money is tight, I still recommend picking this game up. I played it on the Nintendo Switch, because it seemed like it would be right at home in Nintendo's library and that it would be a casual game to play away from my desk. Unfortunately, I would probably recommend you get this on Steam as the performance dips when going between rooms and the button layout for the Switch version is *still* mapped to the Xbox controller instead of the Switch controllers (probably the most unforgiveable aspect of the Switch port. Come on guys, this shouldn't be hard to fix).

    Bottom line: a fun short, derivative, simple romp that feels slightly overpriced, but I'm still excited for the future of Snoozy Kazoo.
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  6. May 13, 2021
    6
    A bit pricey but yet a fun game.

    Not difficult at all. Very simplistic gameplay but the game looks wonderful. Enjoyed the sound track
    A bit pricey but yet a fun game.

    Not difficult at all.

    Very simplistic gameplay but the game looks wonderful.

    Enjoyed the sound track and characters.

    Finished in about 5 hours

    Very enjoyable game
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  7. May 18, 2021
    4
    The game has a good premise, but doesn't deliver on it.

    I was able to complete 100% of the game in 1 hour 45 minutes. The game is extremely
    The game has a good premise, but doesn't deliver on it.

    I was able to complete 100% of the game in 1 hour 45 minutes.

    The game is extremely easy, posing little challenge on the default settings; and there are settings in the menu to make you stronger or even invulnerable.

    The only deaths I had were to badly designed attacks that can lock you in a corner and hit you multiple times in succession with no way to dodge.

    The humor was cute in places, but was mainly anime references and moderately old memes. In addition, this version is terribly optimized, and cannot even maintain a solid 30fps, which is impressively bad for a top down adventure game with 2D sprites.

    There's just not enough here to justify a $15 price tag. At $6 or $7, it would be a 7.5, and I could overlook the lack of content. At the current price, it's not worth it.
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