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Review: Boo! Greedy Kid

by onMarch 12, 2018
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It’s tough to deal with kids sometimes, but it can be even tougher if the kids in question are spoiled little rugrats. That’s sorta the premise of Boo! Greedy Kid; you play as a snotty little devil who wants some money to buy some soda, and once you’re denied you decide that the best way to get the soda is to creep up behind people, scare the bejesus out of them, and collect their cash while they lie on the floor (ostensibly struggling to stay alive)

That’s really the long and short of Boo! Greedy Kid. Each level is a 2D collection of rooms. You move through the space, and you get behind people then scream to scare them. Your first victims are the elderly (because of course they are) but as time goes on you face people that react angrily and try to hit you, as well as nurses that try and revive your victims. You can dodge roll and hide behind furniture to keep safe. Every level gives you a star rating out of three stars based on how fast you were and how little you got hit.

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The game does add in new enemy types like security guards and the aforementioned nurses (who can revive your victims) but things stay pretty consistent. The game is pretty much a simple arcade deal. I would say it could have been a little more interesting if there was an element of stealth in it, but you really just need to be physically behind victims to scare them, and you can just keep dodging around to get about. Levels are pretty short overall, and you can breeze right through

One nifty feature is that you can use your own voice (via a mic) to do the actual screaming, but this is kind of a cute gimmick more than anything else. On the whole Boo! is a cute little arcade title that’s a nice way to kill time. It’s fairly cheap as well so if you want a simple arcade title to pick up in between meatier gaming sessions, it’ll do nicely

Boo! Greedy Kid was reviewed using a PC digital downloadable code of the game provided by Flying Oak Games. The review was tested on a PC running Windows 10, with an 8GB NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070 fitted on a 4th Generation Intel i7 4790 3.6Ghz CPU and topped with 16GB of RAM. We don’t discuss review scores with publishers or developers prior to the review being published (click here for more information about our review policy).

What we liked

• Simple controls
• Easy to learn
• Dark humor

What is not fun

• Not enough stealth
• Getting three stars can be too challenging

Editor Rating
 
Concept
7.0

 
Graphics
8.0

 
Sound
8.0

 
Playability
8.8

 
Entertainment
8.3

 
Replay Value
7.5

Final Score
7.9


Our final verdict
 

Boo! Greedy Kid is a silly little arcade title that will probably eat up a nice chunk of your time. It seems to miss the chance to make the gameplay more complex, but it still works as a simple arcade title for someone looking to kill a little time.

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