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Little Triangle (Xbox)

Developed by Cotton Game, Little Triangle is available now on Xbox One for £12.49. It is also an Xbox play anywhere title which is good news if you happen to prefer using a mouse and keyboard instead of a controller.

Little Triangle is a cartoon, 2D platformer in which you play as a little triangle who is on a mission to rescue of all your friends who have been taken, hostage.

There are three worlds containing multiple levels to play through including boss fights which get progressively more complex the further into the game you get. Every single level has been wonderfully designed with vibrant colours and smooth animations. The game runs very effortlessly and the only time I encountered an issue was when I was taking a screenshot when the game was still loading up which resulted in a crash. Incidentally, none of my screenshots are being recognised on the site I use to download them so unfortunately, I've had to use the stock photos from the Xbox store page. 

One of the things I was impressed with in Little Triangle is how each level was vastly different to the previous level. The enemies are constantly changing, and the layout of the levels is never the same twice in a row and has a multitude of hidden rooms and secrets to find. The bosses were unique and were a real challenge, for me at least, to defeat which meant the feeling of satisfaction when I’d finally managed to succeed was phenomenal.

You can earn up to 3 stars for each level completed depending on how well you have done so it may be worth noting that if you are trying to get the best possible scores then if you die, you may as well restart the entire level. Thankfully, the levels aren’t outrageously long, so you’ll be able to learn the routes quite quickly.

The sound effects are subtle and add to the immersion of the game and the background music is jovial and fitting to the game. With that being said, I had to turn the sound down a little because after a while of being stuck on one level for what feels like an eternity, it does get distractingly repetitive.

The controls are incredibly simple, you’ll only need the LS to move and A to jump or double jump. There are no combat buttons as enemies are defeated by bouncing on their heads, Mario style. My only criticism of the controls is that they do feel overly sensitive and I have often slid/jumped much further than I had initially planned for and there have been a few too many occasions when I haven't jumped at all even when pressing A. Having said that, the more I played, the more I got used to it which is fine but the issues return when you’ve had time away from the game.

There are two difficulties available to choose from (casual or hardcore) depending on your skill level and how much of a challenge you want to set yourself. Personally, casual mode provided more than enough of a trial for me!

Aside from the solo mode, there is also the option of playing locally with up to 4 players. These modes include:
  • Local battle – A miniature Battle Royale mode where weapons have been scattered around the map for players to pick up and kill the others with.
  • Local co-op – Essentially it is the solo game made playable with a friend to help reach higher places instead of being able to rely on yourself.

Little Triangle quite frankly has absolutely everything you could possibly want from a platformer game. You can rescue your friends, unlock characters, collect diamonds, find secret areas, unlock arcade challenges and fight huge bosses. Once you have rescued your friends, they return to the 'House' in the main menu which is where you can go to swap out your triangle and play wearing a different costume.

Overall, Little Triangle is a lot of fun to play and has charm and appeal which should catch the eye of everyone who enjoys platformers. Yes, I would be lying if I said that it isn't a tough game but it is not impossible with patience and persistence. If I had to give it a score it would be 8/10. Definitely, one to consider!

Little Triangle has 34 achievements available for a total of 1,000 Gamerscore. It is a decent sized and sufficiently varied achievement list which will provide a challenge as well as entertainment. Many of the achievements are progression based and should unlock by playing the game normally but there are several achievements which will take some patience and skill to unlock such as completing entire stages without dying! If you need any help or guidance with any of the achievements, then head over to True Achievements where you will find plenty of useful information.

A game code was provided for the purpose of this review. Thank you!
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