Excerpt: I was so impressed with Ivy the Kiwi? on the Wii that I put the Nintendo DS version on my purchase wish list. The game finally came down into my price range, and I scooped it up. This hand held title has the player take on the role of a little bird trying to find his mother. The main game play mechanic is to draw vines that the little birdie can walk along. This is also a way to bring the birdie over walls, and to avoid spikes.
Summary: Ivy the Kiwi? is a wonderful little game that packs a lot of fun in an unfortunately too short adventure. Despite the game’s shortness, it’s loaded with style and exquisite gameplay, and for 30$, it’s still a pretty good deal. If you are a fan of platformers, give it a try. There’s a pretty good chance this could be right up your alley, as length is the game’s only major flaw.
Fun retro platformer with beautiful storybook graphics.
Common Sense Media
5 November 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Ivy the Kiwi is a sweet-looking, old-school 2-D video game with quaint storybook visuals. It is easy to learn, but can be quite challenging. There's very little than can be considered violence in the game.
Conclusion: I have to say, with all the violence and depravity that’s so commonplace in the industry these days, it’s refreshing to come across a game with such an air of innocence. Ivy may not be without its flaws, the biggest being that a seasoned gamer can blow through it in a couple hours and there’s not a whole lot of replay value, but if you have kids that want a quality platformer or you’re just a fan of puzzle-platformers yourself, Ivy’s a good bet.
Excerpt: I saw a fair few kiwis when I was trekking about New Zealand with a backpack. Endearing little things they were, with abnormally long beaks and strangely proportioned bodies (I mean the birds, of course; not the local population). Their prominent features make them the perfect candidates for the platform-game-hero treatment. Had little Ivy been on the scene fifteen years earlier, I’m sure she would have just as iconic as Bubsy, Earthworm Jim, or Gex.
Summary: From the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog comes Ivy the Kiwi?, a cute little platformer/puzzler that takes players on a 100+ level adventure home. With its unique gameplay and cool art style, Ivy makes a great first impression. The game mechanics get a little tiring as the game goes on, but there's more than enough depth and challenge to warrant the purchase! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.