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...
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).
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.
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.
Excerpt: The latest project from Sonic the Hedgehog developer Yuji Naka, Ivy the Kiwi? brings both Wii and DS gamers an all-new IP with promise of side-scrolling greatness. From such a well-known creator, one could hardly hope for less.
Pros: An extremely cute main character.
Cons: The controls and central mechanic never come together.
Summary: Ivy the Kiwi? is a platform action-puzzle game that follows the storybook adventures of a lonely baby bird Ivy as she traverses beautiful 2-D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother.
Summary: Which is the bigger question: 1) the game’s awkwardly punctuated title, or 2) has Yuji Naka (of Sonic the Hedgehog fame) delivered another awesome platforming experience? This review will answer at least one of those.
Excerpt: Remember Sonic the Hedgehog? The creators of the classic video game series recently released a new game, Ivy the Kiwi? Will it fall short of the hype or will it have us swinging from vines late into the night?